Looking for a tasty Latin American meal near you?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Latin American restaurants around Oakland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.
1. Jalisco Restaurant
Topping the list is Jalisco Restaurant. Located at 1721 International Blvd., this Mexican spot is the highest-rated cheap Latin American restaurant in Oakland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 83 reviews on Yelp.
Jalisco Restaurant specializes in carnitas, which it serves up in taco and burrito form, as well as by the pound, with traditional accompaniments like tortillas and nopales.
Yelper Marcus T., who reviewed Jalisco Restaurant on June 3, 2018, wrote, "One of the best carnitas spots around."
2. Los Cocos Salvadoran Restaurant
Next up is Los Cocos Salvadoran Restaurant, situated at 1449 Fruitvale Ave. (near Farnam Street). This spot offers a full menu of Salvadoran fare, including casamiento (Salvadoran rice and beans), breakfast dishes and an assortment of pupusas. With four stars out of 201 reviews on Yelp, it has proved to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.
Diann D. wrote, "Best pupusas in the Bay, in my opinion."
3. Tamales Mi Lupita
Last but not least, there's food truck Tamales Mi Lupita, which can be found in the parking lot next to Lupita's Pupuseria at 3340 Foothill Blvd. Yelpers give this truck, which sells Salvadoran tamales and pupusas, four stars out of 110 reviews.