Based in Oakland, La Cholita Linda was our second Latin food stop during our vacation. Located in what seems to be a quiet neighborhood, this bright place with a casual atmosphere was quite welcoming, with a decor making you feel you were outdoors.
We ordered and got a buzzer that went off probably 5 minutes after, showing the efficiency of the kitchen staff considering the line that started to form behind us.
We decided to try their tacos and both got their Baja fish tacos, made with salsa roja, cabbage slaw and crema. It was pretty good, although I would have liked a bit more crunchiness. But the fish was well cooked and I liked the fact that there was a nice amount of sauce and cream.
The second taco I tried was the Pollo al pastor, a chicken taco also served with salsa roja, cabbage slaw and crema. I admit that I did not know what to expect as for me chicken tacos can be hit or miss, miss when the chicken is bland and the overall dish dry and boring. But at La Cholita Linda, the split-roasted chicken was delicious and moist. I think I even preferred it over the fish taco.
Last was plantains as a side, delightfully sweet, as well as a very good guacamole with chips.
That was a pretty good lunch and I probably could have had a third taco, but, as we ate, a line started to for outside La Cholita Linda and it would have taken too long to get my order. Next time...
Enjoy (I did)!
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