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Tacos El Novillo

1001 Fruitvale Ave

Oakland, CA 94601

Movie Pairing: BlacKkKlansman (Prime)

BlacKkKlansman is based on a true story about a black police officer and his white colleague going undercover to infiltrate the KKK. It’s clever, poignant, and relevant. What I enjoy most about the film are the all-around excellent, subtle acting performances by the cast - so watch it while eating something you can continuously eat without needing to take your eyes off the screen, like a carnitas burrito from my favorite taco truck, Tacos El Novillo in Fruitvale. Their tortillas are perfectly chewy, and the carnitas are tender and crispy. And as a bonus, it comes with a bunch (like a literal bunch) of green onions to eat with your burrito.”

- JC

In our pre-quarantine days, Tacos El Novillo was the late-night spot for crispy carnitas burritos after a night of bar-hopping in Uptown Oakland on a First Friday. And since we can no longer spend those evenings counting quarters at Emporium before ending up at this Fruitvale truck at 2am, we’ll settle for picking up their huge $10 burrito and having it with a handle of tequila alone on the couch.

Cash-only Mexico taco truck in Fruitvale open for takeout.

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