• Tacos Oscar

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant offering a seasonally changing menu that usually includes 2-3 vegan options. Call ahead for current offerings. Open Mon 5:00pm-9:30pm, Thu-Sun 5:00pm-9:30pm.

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9 Reviews

First Review by jnay


Points +216

30 Oct 2022

5 stars if I could

The vegan options here are incredible. They normally have a vegan tostada, the classic broccoli taco and one other seasonal taco option. The broccoli taco is one of the best dishes I’ve had and is a must-try. They also have rotating agua frescas and horchatas that are vegan.

Pros: Fresh produce, Broccoli taco



Points +880

04 May 2022

Great options

Cute little walk up window restaurant with a patio and curbside seating. About half the menu is vegan, so there were great options. I got the potato tostada, the broccoli taco and the asparagus taco. My husband tried the vegetarian beans and cheese taco. We shared the chips and roasted tomato lol salsa. All were tasty. The tostada was by far the best. The flavors on all were unique and the presentation was gorgeous!

The only downside is their beverage focus was on alcohol. The only non alcoholic opinions were bottled coke, squirt, and water.

Pros: Lots of vegan options., Great flavor., Beautiful presentation.

Cons: Only outdoor seating., Most drinks were alcoholic.


Points +104

20 Sep 2021

Container kitchen with the best vegan tacos

I love local, and I frequent this spot A LOT, even as a vegan. There’s some staples, like the broccoli taco with a peanut drizzle, but most items rotate, based on seasonality. They use local produce - essentially a farm to taco spot ;)
Since the menu rotates, its best go check the current menu on IG. Usually between 2 to 4 items are vegan. Often also a tostada - with for $6 sounds pricy, but it’s filling. The best prices are absolutely fair.

Great spirit, great vibe, excellent flavors. I miss sitting on the patio, which is still closed since the pandemic.

My only wish would be more plant based protein, like a side of beans, or so, to up the nutritional balance.

On Sundays, there’s a sorbet pop up - QUINTESSENCE SORBET - all vegan. Wow!!!! Get the pistachio. Or anything, really. The sorbets taste so fresh and full of flavor, no bs.

Pros: Great people, low-key, socially engaged business, Vegan tacos, Seasonal, rotating flavors

Cons: Patio is still closed from the pandemic, Can sometimes be a longer wait of ~30 min


Points +2690

29 Aug 2021

Bold Tacos

Well seasoned vegetables and salsa on homemade tortillas... It's no wonder the vegan tacos sell out first.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-17

Cons: Vegan options sell out first


Points +1133

01 May 2021

Amazing vegan tacos!

This and casa are my two favorite vegan taco spots. I think they change their menu frequently and the sauces are so tasty. I don’t even like beets but their beet mole taco was to die for! Highly recommend! Also $4 per taco, 3 were filling so a $12 meal is a steal!

Also out of 6 tacos, 3 vegan, 2 vegetarian and 1 meat. Rare to find those kind of choices!!


Points +1559

09 Oct 2020


So many excellent vegan options. We got all 4 and they were so good

Pros: 4 vegan options , All vegetarian , On Thursdays there is a vegan palettes pop up


Points +74

16 Aug 2020

Tostada & hot sauce

So happy this joint is open . The vegan options are always amazing . The hot sauce is so flavorful. The prices are good to not over inflated oakland prices. The staff is rad and the do your self a solid and get paleta after .

Pros: Gluten free , Vegan , Hot sauce

Cons: More , Vegan , Options


Points +22

03 Sep 2019

Delicious vegan options on a seasonal menu

They usually have vegan tacos and a vegan tostada available. I love trying one of every vegan thing. Everything is so fresh, flavorful and unique. I’m also super into their salsa and chips. I can’t recommend this place more. The outdoor eating space is a pleasant space to sit.


Points +21

31 Jul 2019

Excellent tacos/tostadas

You may have to order at a counter and sit at limited seating outside, but the food is delicious! They usually have about 5 items on their menu, 2 of which are always vegan and 1 of which is usually vegetarian. The food is fresh and beautiful! The tacos here include ingredients that you won't find in most places such as beets, snap peas, squash, etc. Highly recommended!

Pros: 2 out of 5 items on the changing menu are vegan., Quick service, Delicious!

Cons: Only outdoor seating, Can be very busy

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