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 the founder of East Bay Dish and a social media marketing consultant. If you want to attract more customers with social media, click on my picture 🙂
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