Omaske Por Favor is a small booth that sets up at special events and sells oysters in shooters, boiled or on the half shell, raw, and raw oysters by the dozen or half dozen. The small pop-up restaurant has a very limited menu, but wide appeal due to their delicious "street fare" and friendly staff.
As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: It's early Tuesday evening, June 21, 2022 and Omaske Por Favor has set up shop at the corner of South Grant and Vernon Streets, in downtown Roseville, CA during the Downtown Tuesday Nights street fair event. The event happens every Tuesday evening during the months of June and July, and is simply a lot of family-friendly fun!
You can check out the event by clicking on THIS LINK, which will show you the complete event.
Photo: The menu is posted on the side of the restaurant, and simply features oysters, and one ceviche dish in two varieties, "Frita Loca" and "Salmon Ceviche." Notice you can purchase half-shelled oysters by the dozen to enjoy on the street, or take home with you. There are ice cold soft drinks offered, but they aren't on the menu.
Photo: I walked up to the counter to place my order and was greeted by these two friendly ladies, including Gina, who was performing the oyster chef duties. Like the menu, the operation is very simple and compact, all ingredients are kept cold, thanks to lots of ice. The restaurant is "low tech" and "old school," but the seafood cuisine is delicious and the staff is friendly.
Photo: After I placed my order for an "Oyster Shooter," Gina got busy and began cutting half the shell off the oyster with a small, sharp knife that seemed to be designed for oyster duty. She then cut around the oyster so it would be easy to remove from the half shell, yet would stay attached if desired. After preparing the oyster, she applied a couple of spoonfuls of salsa verde into the small cup and my "shooter" was ready. This lady has skill and talent as an "oyster chef."
Photo: Meet Gina, my friendly oyster chef, who prepared my "Oyster Shooter" as I watched, and delivered it to me with a smile.
Photo: Gina and I give a "thumbs up" as I prepare to enjoy my delicious "Oyster Shooter," at Omaske Por Favor, in downtown Roseville.
Photo: From the "Special Oysters" section of the menu, I went with an "Oyster Shooter," which made for a perfect snack on this hot Tuesday evening.
The "Oyster Shooter" was a large, fresh raw oyster, with half the shell cut off, exposing the tender, juicy oyster. At the bottom of the small plastic cut were a couple scoops of salsa verde, which perfectly complimented the delicate taste of the raw oyster. I pried the oyster from the shell and dipped it into the salsa verde, the way I've learned to do during many past trips to Mexico, where seafood vendors sell freshly-caught seafood on the beach.
The oyster was tender, juicy and chilled and gave enough "seafood taste" to know you were eating raw seafood, but it wasn't overpowering for "fishy" tasting, as it was simply delicious. The salsa verde wasn't anything special, but it contrasted with the oyster to make a delicious snack.
Unfortunately, I didn't the staff anything about their restaurant, and a search of the Internet turned up with no results. Why didn't I ask for a business card? I suppose the lure of the delicious oyster got to me!
I absolutely loved my "Oyster Shooter," albeit it was a very light snack, and it really hit the spot on this scorching early Tuesday evening in late June. Next time you're at a special event, and you see Omaske Por Favor set for business, do yourself a favor and enjoy an "Oyster Shooter!"
Omaske Por Favor
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