GrassRoutes | Oakland & Berkeley Urban Eco Travel
4070 Piedmont Ave
Mon-Sat 11:00a – 10p, Sun 11:30a – 10p
When I lived in Chicago, I swore off froofy California-style Mexican food, preferring instead to go straight to the cheap, authentic places serving street-style platos loaded with lard. A few clogged arteries later, I’ve discovered that perhaps Californians made some worthy improvements to the ol’ taco, beginning with “healthifying” the cuisine. Baja Taqueria has gone even further, making the effort to source seafood sustainably and encouraging healthy options like whole beans. The fish tacos are one of the most popular items here, but everything on the menu is done well. Baja Taqueria also has a lobster burrito, which is out of sight, providing you can stomach the hefty $12 price tag. Still, there’s an explanation about the cost of the lobster and how the crustaceans the taqueria buys are certified. Creative veggie options include the plantain burrito, and every order comes with a generous handful of freshly fried tortilla chips. Most prices are very reasonable – a bit higher than your average corner taco truck perhaps, but worth every penny in healty flavor. JH
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