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Goooooood Mexican for brunch on Father's Day this weekend - south bay

Not in the south bay, but worth the trip, Picante in Berkeley, right off hwy 80 at Gilman and 6th Street has a spectacular brunch. They make their corn tortillas from fresh masa (not rehydrated masa harina) and the meats are naturally raised and eggs organic. The Mexican hot chocolate is imported from Oaxaca (Mayordomo) and the front and back patios are lovely if it's sunny. If not, they have a spacious dining room and open at 10am.

Picante in Berkeley

I am surprised to hear that you had a bad experience at Picante. I have eaten there for 13 years and know a couple of things for certain: Everything is cooked from scratch. The handmade corn tortillas for christ'ssake are made from fresh masa, not even rehydrated masa harina, so why would they then pour beans out of a can? They don't.

I recommend you give them another shot and if it's not up to par, speak with a manager. They always bend over backwards to make their customers happy.