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Marinated Korean meat in Oak/Berk?

i meant short ribs.

Jul 05, 2007
chingcm in San Francisco Bay Area

My daughter is going to FLORENCE!!!!!

Mesopotamia Kebab had by far the best kebabs I have EVER had. It's on Villa Dell Oriuolo, just a few blocks from the Duomo. Have the Donner Kebab sandwich, to die for!

Jul 04, 2007
chingcm in Italy

Marinated Korean meat in Oak/Berk?

where is the best place to buy korean bbq marinated meat in oakland or berkeley? i already know of koreana plaza on telegraph. i don't think i have ever seen marinated spareribs there. are there any others?

Jul 04, 2007
chingcm in San Francisco Bay Area

Oakland (Fruitvale) Burrito Showdown

I can't stay away from Ojo de Agua since I've read this post. Thought I would give it a try since I live up the hill. I have only tried the tacos. Pastor and pollo to die for. Love it, love it, love it.

Mar 21, 2007
chingcm in San Francisco Bay Area

Picante in Berkeley

I agree with you. I've been there several times in efforts to give them another chance. I've never been crazy about it. I would much rather go to Tacubaya/

Mar 12, 2007
chingcm in San Francisco Bay Area

bistro dining in the 6th or 7th

Are there any other recommendations?

Mar 06, 2007
chingcm in France

Tulum food report

Here is my food report from my visit in May 2006. I know it was awhile ago, but I just discovered chowhound.

My husband and I are big foodies and coming from San Francisco (which has some of the best restaurants) we are picky when it comes to food. We’ve been all over Mexico and have experienced nothing but great cuisine. Knowing that the restaurants in Tulum were expensive, we expected that the food would have been better. Most of the food at best was okay. A big price to pay for just okay food. Also, keep in mind that most places include your tip in the bill. We didn’t realize until a couple days before we left that we had been tipping an extra 15-20 percent. It was also hard to find decent Mexican food. It seemed like most of the restaurants catered to the Europeans and served lots of pasta dishes and seafood. Luckily my husband speaks Spanish since he’s South American. When we got sick of non-Mexican food we had to ask the cab drivers for their recommendations. Even the cab drivers said that you couldn’t really find authentic Mexican food in Tulum and that Playa del Carmen was the place to go for real Mexican food.

Posada Margherita – Hands down the best restaurant for dinner. I had the saltfish topped with tomatoes and a side of rice. The absolute best fish that I have ever had. My husband had the homemade pasta (might have been linguini) with shrimp, so good! The tiramisu for dessert was to die for. Great wines to go with your meals. Dinner is expensive, but totally worth it. They also have breakfast and lunch here. For breakfast I would suggest the egg dishes, pancakes or the French toast. Lunch is the same menu as dinner, but with smaller portions.

Ana y Jose – Overrated and expensive. $7 for guacamole and chips? I had the shrimp ceviche which I did not like. There was some kind of spice which overpowered the dish, I can’t put my finger on it. For the two of us we spent almost $50 for lunch.

Zahra – Good. It was the only place in Zona Hotelera that had an extensive Mexican food menu. It had more than just guacamole and chips and tacos.

Piedra Escondida – Okay. Mostly seafood and pasta dishes.

El Tacoqueto – Great. It’s in town. One of very few places in Tulum serving authentic local food. Mostly soups and stews. We had a stewed beef dish with a side of rice and beans. The agua frescas looked good too. This was where the locals were (mostly hotel workers), so we knew it had to be decent. For the two of us with drinks we paid $7. By far the cheapest meal in Tulum.

Parilla de Leo Arrachera – It’s in town. A little overpriced, but good barbecue. I had the seabass and was not disappointed.

Don Cafeto – Okay. Also has an extensive Mexican menu. My husband had the grilled chicken, I had the milanesa. We weren’t disappointed.

Mezzanine – Okay, but overpriced. We were using our local Thai restaurants as a basis for comparison. Thai restaurants in San Francisco are a dime a dozen. The chicken satay and pad thai were good. Sesame chicken wasn’t something that I hadn’t had before. They had a really good drink menu. Ambiance was really nice.

Zamas – Pretty good. We ate here for lunch the day before we left and wished we had eaten there sooner. Their dinner menu looked really good. Somehow we spent $50 for lunch on guacamole, tacos, and drinks. I don’t know how that happened. I guess we drank a lot because it was hot out that day.

El Mariachi - It was okay. I liked it better than Don Cafeto.

Mar 04, 2007
chingcm in Mexico

Places to eat near Vatican?

My husband and I are going to Rome for a week and staying at an apartment near the Vatican. The apartment is off of Clivo del Monte del Gallo right by the San Pietro station. Does anyone have any recommendations for good places to eat near by? How far would it be to walk to Trastevere from there? Would we be better off taking the train there? Any advice is appreciated.


Mar 04, 2007
chingcm in Italy