Mi Grullense Taco Truck, Oakland, CA
I haven't been to a taco truck in ages. But in the past year or two, these things have been hyped up, in large part thanks to Kogi, the Korean taco truck in SoCal that uses Twitter to announce its locations. They were on a break when we were last down there, so today I made sure to head straight out to Oakland's International Boulevard after landing. There were tons of trucks out there - all of the proper Mexican variety too, and this one in the Goodwill parking lot at 30th Avenue looked like a handy place to stop.
Yes, this was definitely proper Mexican food - none of that Tex-Mex combo platter stuff. I grabbed two tacos as a quick morning snack: one featuring carnitas plus a lengua version to boot. And it was awesome. I was so happy eating these perfectly seasoned and piping hot things, all to be balanced by the garnishes on the side. The carnitas were rich and crispy while the lengua was silky smooth. And the best thing was that these were just over a buck a piece.