Even the pickiest Mexican abuela would be hard-pressed to turn down a meal at Cosecha, where the heartwarming blue-plate specials are made from scratch daily. Handmade tortillas stuffed with roasted yams and creamy Oaxaca cheese, or flaky fish and smoky chipotle crema are a cut above typical taqueria fare, while the chicken torta ahogada nearly bursts with tender grilled meat, soft pinto beans, garlicky guacamole, and spicy guajillo chile. Housed in Old Oakland's historic Swan's Marketplace, Cosecha draws a loyal crowd of business people at lunchtime and local residents in the evenings. They order at the counter, take a seat at the communal tables, and sip tangy, refreshing lime aguas frescas as they await the delicious creations in store.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors