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Restaurants & Bars

El TacoBike- breakfast, downtown Oakland

Pius Avocado III | Aug 12, 201110:03 AM     5

This mobile offshoot of La Calle (in turn an offshoot of Tamarindo) has been setting up shop on the east corner of Broadway and 11th most weekday mornings for awhile now, offering bean and cheese burritos, breakfast burritos and chocolate (the drink).

The breakfast burrito ($5) is easily the best I’ve had in Oakland and puts the ubiquitous downtown Denver breakfast burrito carts I visited a few years back to shame. Filled with scrambled eggs, beans (often whole though refried this morning), fried potato and chorizo, it has some heft. I always run from chafing dish eggs, but any slight dryness from the pre-scrambled eggs in this burrito is made up for by the beans, juicy chorizo and accompanying salsa. The chorizo is high-quality and well-seasoned, while the potatoes retain enough crunch to make the whole texturally interesting. The tortilla (and the burrito as a whole for that matter) doesn’t suffer from being held warm in foil at all, and the salsa is a good one such as you’d find at La Calle.

The cinnamon and other spices in the delicious chocolate (I forget how much, but it’s definitely worth it) pairs very well with the chorizo’s seasonings, but is worth going out of the way for on its own.

Bean and cheese burritos ($3) are often available in the morning as well.

He’s often there again at lunch with essentially the same burritos as La Calle priced a bit lower, but it’s these breakfast items that have me headed to the corner regularly.

http://www.eltacobike.com/

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Tamarindo
468 8th St, Oakland, CA 94607

La Calle
1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA

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