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Crazy for churros

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One of my favorite breakfast places in Berkeley is Tacubaya, a casual Mexican eatery that is run by the owners of the more upscale Dona Tomas in Oakland.  On the surface, it is sort of expensive for what you get — egg dishes are small and cost about $7; churros are $4.50 — but when the food arrives, I forget all about the cost.  The churros, fried dough covered with cinnamon and sugar, are perfection: soft and warm on the inside, crispy and sweet on the outside.  I also like how they have an open kitchen and that they make corn tortillas in house, right in front of you.  We noticed that the cooks use ice cream scoopers for many tasks, including scooping out the mashed corn meal for the tortillas, and scooping out the Spanish rice from the Asian-style rice cooker.

Chorizo and eggs, served with beans and tortillas (not pictured)

Chorizo and eggs, served with beans and tortillas (not pictured)

Chilaquiles (eggs and tortilla chips).  The sauce was awesome.

Chilaquiles (eggs and tortilla chips). The sauce was awesome.

Amazing churros.  Pictures don't do them justice.

Amazing churros. Pictures don't do them justice.

Tacubaya serves Blue Bottle coffee, made by the cup, which is the most delicious coffee ever.

Tacubaya serves Blue Bottle coffee, made by the cup, which is the most delicious coffee ever.

The horchata (rice drink with cinnamon) was so delicious that BB almost drank it all before we even got our food.

The horchata (rice drink with cinnamon) was so delicious that BB almost drank it all before we even got our food.

The tortilla man in action...

The tortilla man in action...

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

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