East Oakland’s taco truck titans have finally put it in park with this outstanding Berkeley taqueria, which is quickly making its name as one of the best in the entire Bay Area. Sinaloa’s logo is a smiling shrimp holding a taco, so your first choice may be the top-notch shrimp taco (full of plump, succulent, spice-rubbed shrimp), but there’s more in store: smoky carnitas with fiery red chili salsa, tender roast chicken, and beautifully caramelized al pastor. For the adventurous eater, there’s tripe, suadero, and pork stomach, too. Like the truck, this operation is no-frills: pay at the counter, grab some plastic utensils, and seat yourself. But with food this good-and prices so low that even a penniless Cal student can afford to dine-who needs frills?
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking: ≤ £28 / 40 € (IRE)
‘Bibs’ are awarded for simple yet skilful cooking for under £28 or €40.