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Oakland - Taco Grill breakfast burritos and atole de plantano

rworange | Jan 12, 200804:25 PM

Breakfast burritos are $2.50 and served from 7 am to 10:30 am.

The fillings are wrapped in house-made flour tortillas which have nice browned spots.

Breakfast burritos do not contain fillers like rice or beans and are not the usual heavy-duty bombs that are too much to eat. They only contain the filling mentioned.

Chorizo and eggs – this was my favorite so far, the chorizo was mild with lots of cinnamon in it. It was a perfect even distribution of eggs to chorizo. If you need extra heat there is a salsa bar in back with an assortment of salsas to top the burrito. Chips and pickled veggies also available. I do know local Mexican chorizo and this is one of the better I’ve tried.

Nopales con huevo – Very fresh chopped cactus mixed with eggs that were scrambled with small bits of diced tomato, onion and cilantro. Extra good with the avocado salsa.

Atole de plantano – special of the day. This was indeed made with starchy plantano that was sweetened with sugar.

Other breakfast burritos available:
Machaca : Shredded beef mixed with egg and red sauce
Tocino con huevo : Bacon mixed with egg
Papas con huevo : Potatoes mixed with egg, tomatoes, and onion
Pollo en salsa roja : Shredded chicken in red sauce
Purco en chile verde : (No Description)

On one visit someone wanted a regular gut-buster carne asada burrito with rice and beans. They use a larger flour tortilla, lots of rice and pink refried beans and chopped up steak.

I double checked and no mention of regular burritos anywhere. This place seems to make anything you ask and there are a number of items that don’t appear either on the special boards or regular menu.

Munching on some of the excellent chips and my favorite avocado salsa, I noticed that this shop owned and run by women had two pictures on the back wall of two influential women in the history of Mexico … on one side of the salsa bar is the Virgin of Guadalupe …on the other side is Frida Kahlo.

Taco Grill
3340 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601

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