Pollo at the Pump: Tacos El Pollo


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Location: High St. & 42nd Ave. This taco truck is the closest one to my house. On top of that, it’s conveniently located at the corner of the gas station. I don’t usually go to this station though, because it’s not the cheapest. Never the less, I find this taco truck to be stationed at a smart location. Try the Tortas!

 

Travel Channel Visits East Bay

Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain did a episode in the San Francisco bay area not to long ago. How ever, not many people know that when he came, he took a visit to the east side of the bay. In the show he was guided through the Oakland neighborhood of taco trucks. Check out the show!

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Fruitvale Taco Trucks

This guy knows what he’s talking about. In a nicely edited video, Steve goes around his neighborhood in Fruitvale and explains his experience with taco trucks of the east bay. Check it out!

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Tacos Jimenez

On the busy streets of International and High St. you will find a taco truck that sticks out like a sore thumb. Not only is the truck painted in a dark red color but it stands at the corner of this very busy intersection coming off the freeway. Having most of the parking lot designated for tables to sit while you eat, people from all over flock to eat at Tacos Jimenez, which is what I did. I ordered two carne asada tacos and one chorizo taco. Here’s my review.

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What to get: Chorizo Tacos

Emeryville Limits Proximity for Food Trucks

According to an article by SFoodie last year, Emeryville authorities and city council have been looking to tightening their rules for street food businesses. Foodie Editor John Birdsall writes, “Fueled by complaints of unfair competition by brick-and-mortar restaurants, Emeryville’s City Council has agreed to look at the city’s mobile catering ordinance ― last amended in 1988 ― to protect brick-and-mortar eateries from what certain business owners are alleging is unfair competition.”

Since then, the East Bay city called for re-examining its decades-old mobile vending ordinance after restaurant owners and the Chamber of Commerce complained to the City Council that the popularity of street food in Emeryville was hurting their bottom lines. Read the rest of this entry »

Tacos Autlan

International Blvd. has a long lasting history for being Oakland’s famous strip of business that stretches across the bay area. It’s with good reason that many of the East Bay’s great taco trucks can be found on this strip. After visiting the last taco truck I was able to find another location to review. It resides a couple of blocks down from Los Amigos. The location is International & 52nd.

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