I'll admit I'm addicted to Mexican food and try to get a daily fix at lunch or dinner. While it is a ride away over the bridge, Xolo has become my favorite burrito place in the SF Bay Area. I'm actually not so sure what makes this place so special, but I can't stop eating every time I come here.
Xolo is in a rather nondescript building in downtown Oakland. There is rarely a long line – much better than the 'in' spots in the SF mission that can have lines out the door at lunch time and even coffee will make you wait for 15-20 minutes.
The menu options are simple and what you'd expect from a Mexican restaurant. The magic happens in the ingredients – the beans, the tomato rice and the chicken (my favorite meat here) are just from another world. If you are a seasoned lover of Mexican food, you may appreciate the quality of food here even more.
If you come to Oakland, make sure you stop by Xolo for a burrito.