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2017 Food & DrinkEditors' Choice

Best Margarita and Taco Combo

Acapulco

Clayton J. Mitchell

With its colorful tiles and cozy atmosphere, Alameda's Acapulco is a dash of sunshine on a rainy day. Restaurateur Michael Weisner reopened this Mexican restaurant with a new chef specializing in fresh, high-quality ingredients, and it shows. Acapulco offers the usual fare--tacos, burritos, enchiladas--but it's in its specials where the cuisine really shines. Treat yourself to a margarita, but make it one with the sweet, tangy taste of tamarind. Pair it with tacos, but make them duck tacos in tortillas made from purple-black corn smut, a delicacy known as huitlacoche. Yes, it's a fungus--and the friendly, informative staff will make sure you know that--but its earthy taste is the perfect balance to the rich, juicy meat. This combo will leave your taste buds satisfied and eager to try the next special from Acapulco.

2100 Lincoln Ave.

Alameda

510-239-4912

acapulcoalameda.com

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