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La Esperanza taco truck - Berkeley

lmnopm Apr 23, 2013 05:15 PM

It has been recently hanging out at San Pablo y Gilman in the afternoons (at the auto shop) - any comments?

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    chocolatetartguy Apr 23, 2013 07:28 PM

    Taco trucks in Berkeley? Is this the same truck that sometimes is set up on Hearst below 4th?

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      lmnopm Apr 23, 2013 08:55 PM

      I have no idea. There is a hand painted address (probably where their kitchen is) on "Pages" St (I'm sure it is Page :) )

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        majordanby Apr 24, 2013 03:27 PM

        Yes. They also sometimes stop by addison and where it ends at the Berkeley Aquatic Park. A lot of construction in that area draws that truck there.

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          chocolatetartguy Apr 24, 2013 04:34 PM

          If it's the same truck, I tried it once around lunchtime on a Sunday and was not impressed. Certainly not up to the standards of El Novillo. LIkely I had carnitas or carne asada.

      2. Glencora Apr 23, 2013 09:05 PM

        That's Mark Yen's place. Good mechanic, don't know about the taco truck. It seems to leave 4ish. I'll try to get down there.

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          sydthekyd Apr 24, 2013 01:40 PM

          I like the one at the foot of Gilman Street.

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            escargot3 Apr 24, 2013 02:08 PM

            yo Syd, anything in particular to recommend

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              sydthekyd Apr 24, 2013 02:13 PM

              Our favorites are cachete and lengua tostadas.

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                Melanie Wong Apr 24, 2013 02:20 PM

                Translation: beef cheeks (often sold as "cabeza") and tongue tostadas. :)

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              kc72 Apr 24, 2013 02:30 PM

              The one by Golden Gate Fields and soccer complex?

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                sydthekyd Apr 24, 2013 06:42 PM


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