El Gusano

Food & Drink
1015 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94607 1015 Clay St., Oakland Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
82% of 125 customers recommended
Closed Merchant This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Sandwiches, Steak, American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Sandwiches, Steak, American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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65 Tips
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Report | a month ago
staff was a bit rude and not very helpful....
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Report | 6 months ago
El Gusano is no longer open for dinner or weekend business and it seems to be next to impossible to get my money back from Groupon. Will no longer be doing business with Groupon.
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Report | 8 months ago
slow service, watered down margarita...much better last time
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Report | 9 months ago
Tamales were horrible - all masa with very little filling - and the sauce was bitter tasting. Groupon deal included 2 margaritas - it took them over 15 minutes to find someone who could actually make a margarita!
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Report | a year ago
Great food and service! Love the large salsa selection. Fab mango margaritas too. Thank you!
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Report | 2 years ago
They tried to charge me extra because they got my order wrong!!!
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Report | 2 years ago
Very ordinary taqueria food.
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Report | 3 years ago
Good food portions and a good variety of salsas
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Report | 3 years ago
Fantastic margaritas and chips with salsa!
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Report | 3 years ago
The food is delicious! All of their ceviche dishes are fantastic, especially the salmon crudo! The pork chop is intensely salty but the beef is to die for and the ship dish is cooked perfectly.
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From Our Editors

As the sister restaurant of San Francisco's ever-popular Tropisueño, El Gusano pairs its sibling's devotion to traditional Mexican recipes with the same upscale charm as its posh Old Oakland surrounding. By day, the restaurant acts as a taqueria, dispensing tacos, burritos, and pambazos to hungry lunchtime crowds. Like someone who's been bitten by a werewolf maitre d', though, El Gusano morphs into a full-service restaurant every evening, casting warm, inviting light on tables filled with dishes such as their signature mole poblano. Nighttime is also the domain of the restaurant's bartenders, who shake up hand-crafted margaritas and specialty drinks from their extensive of tequilas and mezcals.

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