A burrito may seem like just a simple staple in the Mexican cuisine arena, but that’s not the whole story. This tortilla wrapped meal-in-one is as tasty as the makers of the end product. With that said, Los Angeles offers some of the best burritos around. These are our top picks.
Kogi BBQ Food Truck
12236 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
This moving restaurant gets around the Southland to deliver delicious fare to a myriad neighborhoods. When it hits yours or when you go to find the truck on purpose, be sure to sample either the short rib, spicy pork or chicken burrito at least once. If you do, you’ll be back for more, even if you have to track down this on-the-go eatery just to do so. Bonus: Another delicious option for vegetarian burrito lovers from Kogi is the tofu burrito. The tacos are pretty great too.
Al & Bea’s
2025 E 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Ever since 1966, Al & Bea’s has been Boyle Heights’ most impressive Mexican food stand. In fact, the no-frills establishment has often been called one of the best in the City of Angels, especially when it comes to their bonanza of burritos. So why not enjoy? Plan on picking a seat outside while you munch on the best of the lot called, appropriately, the old school bean and cheese burrito. Sometimes a menu item so good doesn’t need to go fancy to make that order melt-in-your-mouth marvelous. You know what we mean?
La Azteca Tortilleria
4538 East Cesar E Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
This East side success story has been around for a whopping 65 years, serving freshly made tortillas that can’t be beat. No wonder these house-made favorites have ramped up the popularity of the meringue battered chile relleno burrito, a winner in any Mexican food lover’s book. Indeed, no other place among so many has perfected their refried beans as much as La Azteca Tortilleria has, that’s for darn sure.
2300 West Olive Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Poquito Mas is a little more enticing than other such Mexican establishments, especially thanks to its finger licking good shrimp San Felipe burrito, a trademarked item. This menu selection, found at any of their locations in the Southland, is made using broiled shrimp that has been added to Jack cheese (melted), rice, cilantro and onion. Then, fresh salsa and guacamole are put into the mix for an unforgettable tasty treat that will likely become a favorite among one’s most precious Mexican food finds in the City of Angels.
2056 Hillhurst Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Lucky Los Feliz locals can have their favorite burrito (and other home cooked Yucatán fare) delivered by this award-winning small enterprise that has been tastefully serving the east side for four decades. However, the best way to enjoy, say, the astonishingly good chile relleno burrito, is to go to the small shack where this treat is made. Sitting in the center of a small mini-mall, Yuca’s Hut is especially known for its invigorating breakfast burrito that is stuffed with two scrambled eggs and either chorizo, ham, bacon or machaca. Add to that home fries, chipotle salsa and Yuca’s special salsa which includes onions, tomatoes and, of course, cilantro, and you’re good to go the rest of the day.
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