Tortas Aztecas truck in Richmond?
- Melanie Wong Jun 19, 2009 05:27 PM
This morning I was on the Richmond Parkway headed toward the San Rafael bridge. I noticed a truck called Tortas Aztecas parked across the street from the Chevron refinery just a little south of where I turned to get onto 580. Has anyone tried it?
Here's last month's note from my friend:
"I went back yesterday (third time) and tried the Milanesa again as
well as the Birria. First time tried Milanesa and Carnitas, second
time Carnitas and Chorizo. Here are my recs: #1 Carnitas - super
tender, tasty, melt-in-mouth; #2 Chorizo - elegant, flavorful but not
overpowering, melt-in-mouth. #3 Birria - good texture (meat is
stringier than Carnitas), decent flavor (could use more), tasty. #4
Milanesa - tasty but a bit tough. For all of them the toasted bun,
fresh ripped iceberg, slice of ripe avocado and thick-sliced tomato
come through on their own and add a hella lot to a $5 sandwich. I'll
go back and try the others until I've had them all. Worth the drive,
but also I can get lunch for cheap!!!
Hours: 11-1 @ Chevron; 6-9 'five blocks up the street' for breakfast.
701 Page St. Berkeley; 510-525-0603"
And his photo of a drool-worthy torta Milanesa.
He's one of my wine-tasting partners, and his ease in ranking and describing taste and texture comes through. :-)