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Nov 20, 2009 08:29 AM

Chowdown Invitation: Taco Truck Bike Tour #2: Foothill Blvd. Edition (Nov. 22, 2009)

After the success of October’s taco truck tour, it’s time for another!

Taco Truck Tour Numéro Dos:

When: Sunday, November 22, 2009
Meet: 12:30 pm, Lake Merritt BART station (9th and Oak St., Oakland).
Start: ~ 12:45 pm
End: ~ 3:30 pm ish, Fruitvale BART station
Twitter: @catacotrucks / #tacotrucktour


1) Tacos Alonzo at Foothill Blvd./27th Ave.
2) Tacos El Mazatlan at Foothill Blvd./Fruitvale Ave.
3) Tamales Mi Lupita at Foothill Blvd./34th Ave.
4) Tacos El Tio Juan at Foothill Blvd./41st Ave.
5) Nieves Cinco de Mayo (ice cream) at 3340 E 12th St.

When it’s all said and done, feel free to bike or BART home. Anyone is welcome to join up or leave at anytime, obviously.

Afterwards, I might even be up for a beer at The Trappist (8th/B’way, downtown Oakland).

Bring: bike, helmet, $10-$15 for tacos+ice cream, camera if you want to document the deliciousness

RSVP: Email me cyrus [at] californiatacotrucks [dot] com. Put “Fruitvale taco truck bike tour” in the subject line.

All are welcome!

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      1. re: cfarivar

        Thanks for organizing the ride and for the link. Sorry I missed it. I'm hoping some of the participants will weigh in on their favorite taco stop. Which did you like best?

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          For variety of offering (not just Mexican but various Central American items like pupusas and empanadas) I really liked Tamales Mi Lupita at 34th and Foothill. For sheer deliciousness I really liked Tacos el Tio Juan at 41st and Foothill. I had my first birria (goat) burrito there and loved it. For details, you can look at my blog at
 and look for the post entitled Vuelta del Taco Truck (there's some introductory stuff there you could skip if you just want to read about the taco trucks themselves).

            1. re: Dana Albert

              Dana, these places are all new territory for me, so I'm happy to have details. I especially enjoyed your description of the scent of simultaneous lime squeezing, quiet appreciation, and especially the comments from your girls. Welcome to the chowhound boards, and I hope we hear more from you, taco trucks or otherwise, about what you're eating these days.