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Oakland taco truck updates?

rworange | | Feb 5, 2009 11:09 AM

I mentioned the John Birdsdall's East Bay Express review of 21 taco trucks in my Google taco truck map because it is a good article with some background information about the trucks.

I've been comparing it to my taco truck list and started wondering if maybe some updates are in order.

He used three meats - lengua, cabesa and al pastor to compare and mentioned any unusual item the truck might have.

I don't know, I think given the usual sad state of al pastor, he might have been better using carnitas as his benchmark.

Also it misses the specialties at some trucks. He wrote off El Ojo de Agua because he didn't try the aqua frescas or other drinks there.

In the past the fish tacos at Sinaloa were written off, but he liked them a lot ... maybe an uphill report?

There are some trucks I haven't seen mentioned the most notable being Tamales Mi Lupita. Parking lot at 3340 Foothill Blvd. (near 34th Ave.). Birdsdall writes

:"Earthy, rustic grilled tortillas hold homely, cazuela-like fillings: choriso con papa (salty and electric, perspiring orange oil), chicharrón (unctuous stewed pork skin). The pupusas are toe-curlingly good, chewy, leaking finely crisped oozings of queso — a pupusa de calabasa contains a slick of cheese studded with green, delicately vegetal cubes of zucchini-like squash:

He liked all the meats quite a lot at El Centenario No. 2.

So ... what do you think? Since all of his eating was done in January 2009, maybe some places should be re-considered.

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