GUIDE: San Francisco

East Bay Destinations

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    Borinquen Soul

    Oakland

    $

    It’s the whiff of pollo encebollado and sweet or garlic platanos and the beat of salsa music that will seduce nearly all of your senses. READ REVIEW

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    Camino

    3917 Grand Ave.

    Oakland

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$

    “Chez Panisse alums Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain have opened this shrine to slow food, with pure, rustic cuisine and an open fireplace ... .”—San Francisco Chronicle READ REVIEW

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    Fivetenburger

    Location varies

    Berkeley

    Cuisine: Californian, New American, Sandwich

    $

    Each morning Roland Robles wakes up with a mission. He’s “dishing out what he calls ‘America’s favorite food’—the burger.” —Oakland North READ REVIEW

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    Gather

    2200 Oxford St.

    Berkeley

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    Find out why Sean Baker was chosen as chef of the year by Esquire magazine and Gather one of the 20 best restaurants of 2010. READ REVIEW

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    Riva Cucina

    800 Heinz Ave.

    Berkeley

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$

    Find out why the Contra Costa Times calls the Italian cuisine at off-the-beaten-track Riva Cucina exceptional and honest. READ REVIEW

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    Sweet Bar Bakery

    2355 Broadway

    Oakland

    Cuisine: Bakery, Sandwich

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    Chef Mani Niall (once Michael Jackson’s premier chef) ensures that there is something for everyone and every diet. READ REVIEW

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    Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

    468 8th St.

    Oakland

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $$$

    A tequila bar in full force gets down and reinvents regional Mexican food. READ REVIEW


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