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“Fantastic every time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dona Tomas

Dona Tomas
5004 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
510-450-0522
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Ranked #36 of 1,064 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Californian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic every time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We enjoyed another delicious dinner at Dona Tomas. They change the menu up a little from time to time so it's always good to return and try something new. This time I had mole chicken enchiladas with plantains. It was delicious. I'll be back again soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Shelburne, VT
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner here. It was fun to sit in a cozy corner by the window. The food was fantastic, and the service very good. It's easy to be enthusiastic about the excellent quality of this fine restaurant. Hope to go again sometime!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moraga, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Delicious unique seasonal mexican food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Every meal we have had here is divine. The menu is changed seasonally and all of the ingredients stand out because of their freshness. Love the mole chicken enchiladas and the pureed sweet potatoes are an absolute treat. Somehow the chefs even make the refried beans amazing - truly the best refried beans I've ever had. The carnitas are melt in your mouth moist. The carne asada is cooked perfectly. Try not to fill up on the yummy chips and salsa because the main dishes are large and you won't want to leave any on your plate. Great cocktails complement your meal. It is not inexpensive, but we think it is worth it!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Has lost its way...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Used to be a fan, own their cookbook. The staff have a lot of attitude , you'd think they were Le Bernadin !! When you treat your regular customers rudely... Bye. Try Tamarindo for a place owned and run by real Mexicans!!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
2 reviews
“so delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

food, service and neighborhood are awesome. Mexican food like you've never had before! yummy yum yum yum super duper yummy. really, that's the bottom line.

Visited August 2012
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