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Straddling the line between conscientious ingredient-sourcing and traditional down-home flavors, this small taqueria serves some of the best Mexican food in Oakland. Unlike many of the traditional Mexican restaurants in Fruitvale, Obelisco uses organic Niman Ranch pork and beef and Mary’s Free Range chicken, but there’s also nothing frou-frou or fusion-y about the carnitas or the house-made chorizo. The quality of the meats and the care with which they’re prepared make the crispy tacos and other standard taqueria items well worth ordering. Obelisco’s other distinguishing feature is the fact that it offers a wide selection of soups, each with its own distinct character. In particular, the restaurant specializes in the rich, meaty, hominy-laden soup known as pozole: red, green, and white versions, each one available with slow-cooked pork shoulder or tender on-the bone chicken.

— Luke Tsai

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Organic/sustainable meats are used.

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