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Oakland - Sinaloa Taco Trucks and Taqueria?


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Oakland - Sinaloa Taco Trucks and Taqueria?

rworange | Oct 12, 2007 09:17 PM

Located on the site of a former A&W drive-in, there are two trucks
- Mariscos Sinaloa (specializes in fish tacos, burritos, etc.)
- Sinaloa tacos (more traditional taco truck fare and meat-oriented)

There is also a taqueria with a sign Tacos Gorditas 2138 International Avenue. The only report was someone who tried a tamale and it was pretty bad. Anyone had anything else in the restaurant and how does it differ from the trucks?

There is a large parking lot and many shaded picnic tables.

Here are some comments from previous posts … any other recs or updates? I didn’t get a real feel for how Sinaloa compares with other taco trucks.

Recommended; ceviche de cameron, al pastor

OK: carne asada, al pastor

Skip: fish taco

Tacos were generously filled. The tortillas had good corn flavor.

The al pastor taco with green salsa was good a little spicier than some.

The carnitas taco was good

A carne asada burrito came with crema and cheese, which is usually extra on the other trucks. It was a good burrito, but not great. The rice was nicely moist; the carne asada doesn't add extra moisture. It seemed to have been assembled in such a way that there was salsa and crema at the ends, but the middle was drier and blander. The first bite and the last bite were the best!

The fish taco is a bargain but is not made in the Baja style: it's made from diced fried fish fillet and does not have the shredded cabbage or white sauce of the Baja style. Unlike most taco truck tacos which are only moderately spicy, this was liberally sprinkled with finely diced raw jalapenos. The fish was dry.

The ceviche de cameron (shrimp) tostada was pretty good. The shrimp was actually chunks of large prawns and had a good flavor and texture.

International Blvd and 26th Ave, Oakland, CA 94601

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