Mexican Bar Deals in Oakland
When the holidays leave you with too-tight pants and a can't-look-at-another-plate-of-turkey attitude, 'tis best to feast on fresh food -- i.e., zesty tapas at Temescal fave Barlata. Drop $15 for $30 to spend on dinner Friday to Sunday or $30 to spend on brunch or lunch. Or, pay $25 for $50 to spend on dinner Monday to Thursday, plus two glasses of sangria. The diminutive delicacies here hail from the Iberian peninsula -- an area known for delectable seafood and delicate spices. Dig into a hearty paella, mussels with tomatoes and tarragon, or the gambas ajillo (white shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico with garlic). Let's face it: Clam sautéed with chorizo or a cool ceviche is just the thing to cleanse your palate of fruitcake and stale leftover stuffing. Voyage from the East Bay to Extremadura with this deal and bid the holidays adios.