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Cocina Poblana Oakland - CLOSED

499 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
5104514700
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Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Washington
Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Washington

11 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Very light fare, although the most traditional I've had in a long time. Colorful place. Excellent service.

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Oakland, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Great Mexican food. It was even better than the first time I try it.

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San Francisco, California
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234 reviews 234 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Located across from the Jack London Square multiplex theater, this gem serves some of the best Mexican food in the East Bay. Everything is homemade and based on the owner's parents recipes. The mole is incredible as are the corn tortillas, chilie verde and rellenos … just like you will find in the best spots south of the boarder. The... More

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Concord, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

My daughter and I dined here at 5:30 on a Tuesday night, not realizing that it was Taco Tuesday (A taco bar with great prices). However we ordered dinner but, because of the hour, could order our drinks and appetizers from the Happy Hour menu. We tried some unusual –to us – dishes and were quite pleased. We had an... More

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Chico, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

My wife and I recently had a quick dinner at their Jack London Square location in Oakland, CA. It looks family-owned and operated and the menu focuses almost solely on recipes from Jalisco, Mexico. Open 3 years. From start to finish, everything was off the charts! Think 5 star restaurant serving Mexican theme food. Great atmosphere and an attractive menu... More

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Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I am not normally a fan of mexican food, but the selections on the menu here are unusual and the execution is perfect for my taste. The staff are top notch from the reception to the servers to the kitchen. I have always gone with a larger group and the staff have executed flawlessly. I always look forward to having... More

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Kitcat22
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

My friend's dinner was OK. I had chicken with their pumpkin seed mole. The chicken was overcooked to the point that it was hard. The mole was bland. I'm a pumpkin seed fan, and this didn't even have much pumpkin seed flavor. I talked to the waiter about ti, hoping he would make it easy to return it to the... More

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SF Bay Area
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010 via mobile

Some of the best Mexican food I have had in a long time. Perfect balance of flavors and spiciness in the dishes. The flavors and spices used in the food are right on target. So good, I am craving more already.

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bryn mawr, pa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Ate dinner early on a Saturday evening. Chips and salsa decent, not great. Guacamole was pretty good, better than average. Had a shrimp dish, sorta' like fajitas, with a decent reduction glaze. However, only given 2 tortillas, could have used another one. Maybe 2 more. Tasty enough, but not something I would write home about. Mashed potatoes were actually pretty... More

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

Fresh take on South of the Border cuisine for very reasonable price and nice extras. Chips were fresh and salsas unique, not run of the mill. The chicken lime soup was fresh batch, light and subtly seasoned. Sesame crusted ahi tuna was excellent and very inexpensive. Try Chile Poblana for a unique dish with fruit and spice, suggesting Caribbean flavors.... More

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