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“Fancy mexican and deliciousness”
Review of Dona Tomas

Dona Tomas
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Ranked #81 of 1,285 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Enjoyed my meal here very much and my cocktail was very tasty as well. The higher price range is unfortunate but for a treat, it's very nice.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Always packed because the food is so good! The menu changes seasonally though there is usually some version of chile relleno and the carnitas are highly recommended. Love the cocktails here too

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Normally I believe Mexican food should always be eaten exclusively in cheap home-style restaurants, but this is a notable exception. The food is excellent, nice location (at night there is parking in the stripmall across the street) in Temescal, and service is good, too. One of my favorites in the East Bay.

Thank ichiji
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Wonderful and creative in 2009, but a recent visit fell absolutely flat. The cooked salsa is still excellent, but the ceviche was drowned in so much tomato puree and lime juice, it was awful. The housemade tortillas with the Fundido were great, but the dish itself was mediocre: thick layer of rubbery, hard-to-cut tasteless cheese over a skimpy layer of equally tasteless ground beef. Carne Asada was good but nothing exceptional.

Service was indifferent, the waitress disappearing for so long my DH gave up on the idea of an after-dinner coffee drink. This meal was vastly inferior to Bocanova/Oakland (Jack London Square) or even Coco Cabana/Pleasanton. Save your money and go elsewhere!

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Thank jeane00
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Visited this restaurant for dinner with a colleague after work. I expected more. The food was average and the prices are relatively high for what it is. We both ordered the chicken mole enchiladas. We also had the guacamole. Guac was actually decent with a bit of sweetness, but nothing to write home about. Mole enchiladas were just ok; I've had better mole at random Mexican restaurants in North Carolina.
I will likely not visit this restaurant again.

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Thank kc_concord
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