Over the weekend, I got brunch at La Guerrera's Kitchen in Oakland. Brunching here felt like eating food cooked by my mom and abuelita.
Over the weekend, I got brunch at La Guerrera’s Kitchen in Oakland with Vero. We were missing our family and were craving some home-cooked Latino food right after our sauna. The food here filled that void; it felt like we were eating food cooked by our mom and abuelita.
I remembered La Guerrera’s Kitchen from an event I attended in San Francisco for La Cocina. They served the pozole at the event, but I haven’t had it since the pandemic started. Their pozole at the event was amazing and kickstarted my pozole phase.
I never really had pozole growing up, but in the Bay Area I’ve been a pozole fiend! I’ve discovered that I prefer Green Pozole over Red Pozole. I’ve also learned that I enjoy chicken over pork pozole.
The Location ☀️
La Guerrara’s Kitchen is located in Swan’s Market in the space formally occupied by Cosecha. They moved from Fruitvale to Oakland’s Swan Market. It was a bit harder in the past to drive to Fruitvale, but Oakland is an easy drive/commute from San Francisco for us.
The Team 👭
La Guerrera’s Kitchen is a mother-daughter team that started from humble beginnings at the mercados in Guerrero to selling delicious tamales across the Bay (since 2002). They are located in Swan’s Market in Old Oakland.
They specialize in serving their favorite recipes from their native Guerrero, specializing in tamales, pozole, and barbacoa, all from traditional family recipes.
The Food 🍜
I loved the pozole here; It’s out of this world. You have to try it.
The barbacoa is also delicious, and I would recommend it. The meat was super tender. The rice was a perfect pairing with the saltiness of the barbacoa.
I didn’t get a chance to try their tamales, but I’ve heard from others that they are great.