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Fruitvale taco crawl, 2010 edition


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Fruitvale taco crawl, 2010 edition

Ruth Lafler | Aug 19, 2010 10:03 PM

In honor of two visiting chowhounds from Edmonton, eight of us met up and took a swing through Oakland's Fruitvale district. I had wanted to hit some new spots, but we ended up mostly hitting old faves.

I've listed our stops and what I ordered below -- please add your comments!

Fruit cart: elote (corn on the cob smeared with mayo, rolled in grated cheese and dusted with cayenne)

La Torta Loca:
Huarache w/ tinga
Sope w/ nopales
Sope w/ squash blossom
Sope w/ tinga

I don't know why I was so fixated on sopes -- the huarache was the clear winner here.

Marisocos La Costa:
Agua chile con camaron y pulpo (sort of a spicy, soupy ceviche with shrimp and octopus)
Tostada ceviche de camaron

El Gordo Taco Truck:
Al pastor taco
Lengua taco

(walk through Mi Pueblo Food Center)

Churros from churro cart

El Ojo de Agua Taco Truck:
Mango agua fresca
Guava agua fresca
Suardero taco
Cabeza taco

El Novillo Taco Truck:
Tripas tacos
Carnitas taco

Mi Pueblo Food Center
1630 High St, Oakland, CA 94601

El Gordo
4201 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

La Torta Loca
3419 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

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