San Pablo Restaurant Week extended to May 19

Monse Davalos, owner of Taqueria Dona Maria at 3550 San Pablo Dam Rd, A-1, in San Pablo.

If you did not have enough time to try all ten restaurants on the list, fear not! San Pablo Restaurant Week has now been extended to this Sunday, May 19.

Restaurant Week allows you to try prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner priced at $10.95 and $19.95, respectively. Many dinner options feed at least two people, like the Medium 2-topping pizza with 10 wings and a 2 liter soda at Chicago Pizza with a Twist.

“We had 40 new customers come in for the enchilada lunch plate and fajitas dinner special last week,” says Monse Davalos of Taqueria Dona Maria (San Pablo Dam Rd near El Portal Dr), whose delicious mole sauce enchiladas are pictured above. “My mother spends all day making the 19-ingredient mole sauce, and it’s the best in town!”

“I had 20 new customers come to check out our specials, plus many returning customers happy to take advantage of the special deals,” Balbir “Sam” Sambhi, owner of Samraj Sweets ‘N Chaat Hut, next door to Raley’s in Princeton Plaza. “My wife, Raj, was a finalist on India’s Top Chef, and you taste the difference!”

“I’ve definitely seen new customers because of San Pablo Restaurant Week, which is great!” says Andrew Abraham, owner of Delhi Dhaba & Chaat (next to Smart ‘N Final on San Pablo Ave).

From a customer’s perspective, Nora Ruiz states, “Ever since I tried the dragon roll at Silver Ocean, I’ve taken friends and family here for their food. I especially love their shrimp wonton soup!”

You can find the list of participating restaurants below.

Chicago’s Pizza With a Twist, 3716 San Pablo Dam Rd, A, El Sobrante, (510) 650-0011

Lunch: 2 topping small pizza and drink

Dinner: medium 2 topping pizza,10 wings, 2 L soda


Delhi Dhaba & Chaat, 13112 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, (510) 778-8601

Lunch: buffet lunch and mango lassi

Dinner: full order of tandoori chicken, 2 garlic naan, and 1 mango lassi


El Palenque Grill, 1439 23rd St, San Pablo, (510) 374-6570

Lunch: huevos con chorizo and a soft drink

Dinner: carne asada with shrimp, rice, beans, salad, and a drink


La Strada Cucina Italiana, 2215 Church Ln, San Pablo, (510) 237-9047

Lunch: Italian panini, minestrone soup, soft drink

Dinner: spaghetti + meatballs OR chicken parmesan, pasta, soup or salad, ice cream


Maya Thai Laos, 3550 San Pablo Dam Rd, H, San Pablo, (510) 243-5892

Lunch: pad thai (pork, chicken or tofu), Thai iced tea, and green salad

Dinner: fish with ginger, roti with ice cream


Palm Halal Food Market & Restaurant, 12915 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, (510) 255-7151

Lunch: chicken shawarma OR falafel wrap, fries, and drink

Dinner: lamb shank, drink, fries, and salad


Pizza Guys, 501 San Pablo Towne Center, San Pablo, (510) 215-5555

Lunch: grilled chicken on flatbread, can soda

Dinner: large combo pizza with 2L soda


Samraj Sweets & Chaat Hut, 3340 San Pablo Dam Rd, D2, (510) 283-5567

Lunch: chicken tikka masala, rice, naan, soft drink

Dinner: goat curry, chicken tikka, rice, naan, soft drink


Silver Ocean Restaurant, 3340 San Pablo Dam Rd, F, San Pablo, (510) 223-0688

Lunch: dragon roll, soup OR sweet & sour chicken, rice, soup

Dinner: chicken string beans, rice, dragon roll


Taqueria Dona Maria, 3550 San Pablo Dam Rd, A1, San Pablo, (510) 222-5779

Lunch: enchiladas plate & jugo

Dinner: fajitas with small horchata