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Great ethnic food in Alameda?

Yes, it was a very good time. And lucky you for living so close to those good Margaritas!

I hear you about the Hornet, I didn't even think about ladders when I suggested we visit. (And I happen to have a broken toe right now, so it was more than challenging, but so worth it to see how much my son enjoyed it.) It's a great outing for men, I see they also have one night a month where they do a flashlight tour after hours and people can sleep over. Not for me, but guys would probably love that. It was quite the experience to see those tiny "bunks" or hammocks they slept in, three tiered. Can you imagine?!

Thanks again for all the good information...we loved Alameda!

Jul 09, 2011
annie44 in San Francisco Bay Area

Great ethnic food in Alameda?

Oh, thank you for jogging my memory to post!!! We went armed with all these wonderful recommendations, and my son selected the Mexican place on Park Ave....La Pinata? The Margaritas were good! and so was the food. They have a huge menu!...I had my eye on Burma Super Star, but it was my son's vacation and his choice.. We then went and toured the USS Hornet, which he loved. If you have men friends and need to entertain them, I highly recommend that Museum. Even I found it very interesting, too, but wear running shoes because you have to climb up and down many steep metal ladders between decks and up the the bridge. We had planned to stop for ice cream at Tucker's after the Hornet, but were still too full. I had a chili relleno and a street taco, my son had a tamale and enchilada plate as I recall. Thanks so much for all the excellent advice. A friend and I will be visiting Alameda to try out the other recommendations. . In SF we just couldn't eat enough....we had lunch at The Slanted Door, expensive and worth it, best halibut! Then we tried to have dinner in North Beach but parking was impossible, so we ended up at an Irish Bank Pub down a little alley way in Union Square, walking distance from the Marriott. It was almost 10pm and were were hungry and tired from touring Alcatraz. The food was ok, the atmosphere fit my son like a glove. My daughter had their special pastrami, which looked much better than the fish and chips I had, which were, truthfully, slightly burned. But all in all, it served the purpose for a hungry group of people. Thanks again for all the help!

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Slanted Door
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

Irish Bank Bar and Restaurant
10 Mark Ln, San Francisco, CA 94108

Jul 09, 2011
annie44 in San Francisco Bay Area

Great ethnic food in Alameda?

Thanks, Stephanie. Is that at 1349 Park? It sounds like a really fun stop for dessert before the drive back to San Ramon. I'll post where we end up eating at today, my vote is East Ocean or Burma Superstar or Alameda Marketplace....so many choices. I'll let my son choose since it's his vacation. Tomorrow we are in SF, didn't realize it was Gay Pride weekend. Thinking Slanted Door for lunch or, or Swan Oyster, Nopalito, Suppenenkuche, Tony's Pizza ---Kokkari or La Mediterranae...so many options, so little time. Fun! Any suggestions for an Irish Pub near Union Square for my son?

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Slanted Door
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

Burma Superstar
1345 Park Street, Alameda, CA

Tony's Pizza
820 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Jun 24, 2011
annie44 in San Francisco Bay Area

Great ethnic food in Alameda?

Thank you! That is very helpful. I dug back through very old emails and found it was Otaez; however, the current reviews aren't so stellar. I will check out both La Penca Azul and Burma Superstar, which sounds intriguing, and give him a choice. My son is an adult and very much enjoys local, ethnic places that are authentic. A food adventure, as it were. Thanks again.

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Otaez
3872 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

Burma Superstar
4721 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

Azul
1 Tillman Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108

Jun 22, 2011
annie44 in San Francisco Bay Area

Great ethnic food in Alameda?

Hi: Looking for a nice ethnic place to take my son to lunch in Alameda after picking him up at Oakland airport. Years ago I went to a nice, local Mexican place, famous for carne asada, but cannot recall the name or location. Quaint street. Any suggestions? We are open to anything ethnic and fun.
Thanks.

Jun 22, 2011
annie44 in San Francisco Bay Area