Modern Mexican

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Oaxacan-inspired cuisine dominates at Calavera, a space both industrial and eclectic with colorful Mexican artwork, lofty ceilings, brick-walls and a roomy porch. This addition to Uptown Oakland’s bustling Hive neighborhood features dishes like birria de chivo (a chile-chocolate braised goat with mezcal-preserved cherries), fresh yellowfin or halibut ceviches and chapulines (fried grasshoppers). The towering bar is an agave-lover’s dream with a vast list of mezcals and tequilas and popular cocktails like the frothy salt air margarita.

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  • Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now 2015 — Eater San Francisco
  • Eat Here Now 2015 — 7x7 Magazine

2337 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Eclectic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (510) 338-3273
  • Private Dining Room: Yes