by Luke Tsai
Taco Grill — purveyor of sustainably sourced meats and exceptional pozoles in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood — has moved across the street, as first noted on Chowhound. The casual taqueria, which is now called Obelisco, took over into the space formerly occupied by Mar y Tierra (3411 E. 12th St., Ste. 110), another Mexican restaurant.
Owner Leticia Chavez told What the Fork that lunchtime order-at-the-counter service will remain the same, but that the larger space will allow her to start having sit-down table service for dinner. Beyond the regular menu of soups and standard taqueria items, Chavez said she’ll also start serving two or three rotating entrée specials every night — things like birria (goat stew), cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork), and chicken or pork in pipián (pumpkin-seed sauce).