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“Delicious unique Mexican food”
Review of Dona Tomas

Dona Tomas
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Ranked #53 of 1,295 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Not your typical "Mexican" food - the best we've had since traveling in Mexico. These are wonderful slow food recipes. Delicious moist carnitas: the most amazing and creamy Corn and Zucchini Pudding - couldn't get enough of it (recipe is in their cookbook!). For dessert we shared the incerdibly light, moist and flavorful Pastel de Tres Leches cake with strawberries - not to be missed!!!
There are 2 dining rooms and a lovely patio.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

What I love about Dona Tomas is that is not the typical Mexican restaurant. You know the ones....Canned sauces poured over enchiladas with bean and rice, and general lack of imagination or real vibrant flavors. Dona Tomas is none of these things. Instead you will get real beautiful dishes, with complex Oxacan styled sauces. I love the enchiladas because the mole sauce changes through out the seasons. I could go on and on about this place. Oh, and did I mention how amazing their Margaritas are? YUmmy Is all I have to say. They have a beautiful out door seating area, perfect on a summers evening.
They serve fun brunch fare on Sundays as well.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I really wanted this place to be good. It had sent out all the "right messages" about innovative Mexican food. Sadly it was simply a bust: indifferent quality, sloppy service, and frankly, inferior ingredients. I have had better fish tacos served from a truck. Quesadillas were tasteless. The mole sauce was decent, but served alongside were over cooked, nasty greens. Prices are high with cuisine not up to the price level. Our server was in attentive and essentially unskilled. The hostess was downright nasty. In short we will never return.

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Thank sfoeuroflyer
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The food is creative and always delicious; however, the servers are not always the most attentive. Back patio is great for a sunny day, and the small party room/shed is functional for a larger group.

Thank canusatravel
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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.

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Thank Kim T
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