El Autlense: My New Favorite Carnitas

photo: Christina Mitchell

photo: Christina Mitchell

 

My old favorite taco truck was in Oakland. I’m not going to say the name, but it’s bright orange.

Yeah, you know the one…  

I think the business expanded and they changed some of their recipes because it’s just not as good as it used to be.  The carnitas on my last 3 visits were bland and kind of tough – it was heartbreaking!

So I was really happy when a fellow food lover reminded me about El Autlense:

El Autlense is usually parked outside the Hotsy Totsy in Albany and it’s pretty much a mandatory stop whenever I’m in the area.

The Carnitas were tender and flavorful with some of those crispy bits that I love. If you go, bring cash and be prepared for a line, but in my experience, it’s always been worth the wait.

Now I need to find some good carnitas in Oakland again, so let me know if you have any suggestions!

Christina Mitchell

Christina Mitchell

Christina is a blogger, podcaster and social media consultant for local food businesses. She started East Bay Dish over 7 years ago and has been sharing her adventures in local restaurants ever since.
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