The quality and variety at Tacos Estrellas put it in the upper echelon of Oakland taco trucks, says Ruth Lafler. The tacos are quite good: Carnitas is in the drier style, with shredded meat, some of it crispy. Al pastor is well spiced and not very barbecue-y. The truck also apparently has access to a masa specialist: There are tamales and atole. When you order a tamale, it is, astonishingly, removed from its wrapper and toasted on the grill. The filling is not superporky, but there’s a generous amount of green chiles, giving the whole thing a warm glow.
foodfan really likes the lengua tacos. Another plus: morning burritos, starting at about 8, but note that the truck is not out on Sundays. (foodfan’s other favorite Oakland taco truck is Mi Grullense, in the parking lot of a Goodwill.)
The Tacos Estrellas truck is parked in a dirt lot behind the Purcell paint store.
Tacos Estrellas [East Bay]
Dirt lot behind 615 High Street, Oakland
Mi Grullense Taco Truck [East Bay]
Goodwill parking lot at 1301 30th Avenue, Oakland
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