Bombera, “fire woman” in Spanish, is housed in an old fire station in Oakland’s Diamond District. The long-awaited restaurant by Chez Panisse alum Dominica Rice serves regional Mexican food prepared in a wood-fired oven and mesquite grill. The accompanying bar program is run by Jessica Moncada Konte of Alkali Rye and serves one of the best mezcal selections in the Bay.....Read More.

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