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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?

  1. Melanie Wong Jun 22, 2009 11:41 PM

    Volunteered to drive a friend from SF to Richmond today, giving me a chance to check out this truck. Alas, it was not around at 3pm. Last friday i spotted it around 11am.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      rworange Jul 7, 2009 08:27 PM

      I think this is one of those trucks that moves around. I remember spotting it somewhere, but because I don't eat tortas much, didn't stop. Haven't seen it since your OP though I've been down the Richmond Parkway.

    2. Melanie Wong Sep 9, 2009 05:15 PM

      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. :-)

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      1. re: Melanie Wong
        Melanie Wong Sep 16, 2009 08:50 PM

        And another report from the same friend:
        "Asada and pollo. Both double thumbs up."

        What do chowhounds think of the tortas?

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