The El Novillo taco truck across the street from the Fruitvale BART station is your father's kind of taco truck. Located in the parking lot of the Guadalajara Restaurant and adjacent to overflow parking for BART, El Novillo is no-nonsense just like a food truck should be, while also attracting a wildly diverse group of diners. Day or night, you will see working-class folk lined up to order along with police officers, business people in suits, and local residents of every background and culture. One thing they all agree on is El Novillo's super burrito is likely the most honest description ever bestowed on a food item. It's super large, dense, and heavy — enough to satisfy even the hungriest eater. It just doesn't seem possible that the melding of hefty amounts of meat, rice, beans, and sour cream blend so well together. It's kind of like Oakland.
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