You can get good Mexican food all over the bay area especially up and down International Ave. in Oakland. Occasionally though, you find yourself in Alameda and needing a little something to eat. If you're in the mood for Mexican, try La Pinata on Park St.
The food is what you'd expect it to be, tasty basic. But one great thing they offer is half size plates. Believe me, half size is more than enough for most folks, especially if you go through a basket of chips while you're waiting.
The staff is always friendly and efficient and that frequently means more to me than anything.
They have a nice bar in the back, great margs, a wide selection of tequilas and delicious fish tacos.