1015 Clay Closed in Old Oakland, Tatuyo Opens In Its Place

Tatuyo Taqueria Photo: Jon B./Yelp

Semi-popular sandwich destination 1015 Clay — which earlier this year was the site of a kerfuffle of some kind involving Chop Bar partner Jesse Branstetter, who helped open the place in June only to flee by mid-July and take his menu and talents on over to Vitus, instead — is no more. Already open in its place is Tatuyo, a taqueria that takes its name from a tribe of native South American people who reside primarily in Columbia. New owners Sergio and Nadine Afanador made quick work of revamping the place, which had only been dark a few weeks, and perhaps giving nearby (and more high-end) Tamarindo a run for their money.

Tatuyo Taqueria Photo: Jon B./Yelp

The initial Yelp response is very positive, especially for the fish taco and the carne asada — and perhaps also because they’ve been handing out free horchatas with every purchase this week.

On the menu there’s a selection of tacos, quesadillas and the like, as well as a Mexican "street dog," and a selection of burgers and tapas as well. Also, they’ve got free wi-fi. See the chalkboard menu below, courtesy of Jon B. at Yelp.

Tatuyo - 1015 Clay Street, near 11th Street, Oakland - 510.208.2848