Review: Cholita Linda.

Back when I was living in Florence, finding ethnic food was almost impossible. Since Tommy never gets to eat Latin American/Mexican cuisine back in Italy, we tried an awesome place in Oakland for lunch.

Cholita Linda, a casual joint, serves up simple yet delicious Latin American/Mexican food that hits the spot.


Chips and Guacamole (8/10).


Cubano: Pulled Pork Shoulder with Black Forest Ham, Mustard, Pickles, Aioli, and Swiss Cheese on Grilled French Bread (8.5/10).


Baja Fish Tacos with Salsa Roja, Cabbage Slaw, and Baja Crema (8.5/10).


Carnitas Taco with Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, Cabbage Slaw, and Baja Crema (8/10).

All the dishes were fresh and super tasty. We started off with chips and guacamole, an obvious choice because who doesn’t love creamy spicy guac?! The Cubano sandwich was bomb; crunchy warm bread with ooey gooey Swiss cheese, sweet pork morsels, thinly sliced Black Forest ham, and the perfect amount of tangy sour pickles. The Baja fish tacos were also killer with pieces of nicely fried fish with crunchy slaw, spicy sweet salsa roja, and cooling crema. The carnitas taco was also great but I preferred the Baja fish taco.

Cholita Linda is a great place for fast and fresh Mexican food at an affordable price so my rating is an 8.5/10.

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