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Oct 25, 2009 08:45 AM

Burritos in Oakland?


It seems like while there is a huge amount of taco trucks in fruitvale, none of them are especially well known for their burritos. Searching the forum for oakland burritos mainly brings up discussions of taco trucks. Does anyone have suggestions for a GREAT burrito place in oakland? The SO wants burritos like pancho villa ( I know, I know, but he has other great qualities).


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  1. This place makes very large burritos. It's near Everett and Jones.
    Las Palmas Super Burrito

    Las Palmas Super Burrito
    2682 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601

    1. My wife really likes the burritos from the Ojo de Agua taco truck. She usually gets it with chicken. They are quite large. Their breakfast burritos are quite good too, but too gigantic to actually eat for breakfast. I like the "American" breakfast burrito (which has potatoes) and then ask them to substitute chorizo for the ham.

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      1. re: abstractpoet


        El Ojo de Agua Taco Truck
        Derby St and International Blvd, Oakland, CA

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Heh. I'll admit (and probably should have mentioned) that my success rate in procuring said American breakfast burrito con chorizo is maybe 60%. Occasionally I've gotten the straight-up Mexican (which isn't great) instead, and one time I did end up just with ham.

            I think maybe it depends on who's taking the order and/or doing the cooking? If they don't understand what I'm saying right away, I usually just opt for a torta instead. Pretty good tortas at that truck.

        1. What style are Pancho Villa's? What's his preferred filling?

          El Taco Zamorano (the restaurant, not to be confused with the truck) is worth a try.

          El Taco Zamorano Restaurant
          4032 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601

            1. re: wolfe

              That picture reminds me of when small people are walked by large dogs.

            2. He might like Cactus Taqueria on College -- they have some really good grilled meats, and other good meat options (I like the pollo con mole rojo especially), and great salsas.