Welcome To Los Burritos
Everyone that lives on the West Coast has a lot to say about the superiority of their Mexican cuisine. Having spent nearly every day of the past 2 years in some taqueria or other out here in the northeast, I felt like I needed to see for myself.
After a couple of mediocre experiences at some of Los Angeles's more prominent chain Mexican joints, a knowledgeable local burrito hunter led me to Los Burritos on Hollywood Blvd (Map) right smack in the middle of the walk of fame. And there it was, a home for those who search for all that is good in their taquerias. Good service, cheap prices, and a wealth of options to choose from.
This restaurant was visited by Junior Burrito Analyst John Furnari.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 by Jonah.
There are so many good mexican restaurants round in L.A. El Burrito Jr is a good one in Torrance and you should visit San Pedro as there is a big Latino population there. Tacos Y Jaliscos is a great one, but there are loads of perfect restaurants with very good prices.
I respect your burrito quest.
Posted by: Matt at May 25, 2005 04:39 PM
Oh I forgot to mention, if you are in San Pedro, look around for a little old Mexican lady who wanders the streets selling chicken tamales out of a supermarket trolley. They are really good, I admit I thought I might be risking death the first time I bought some off her, but I was fine.
Posted by: Matt at May 25, 2005 04:45 PM
What a great blog. I am also a devoted seeker of great mexican food, and especially the burrito. To my mind, the gold standard is Rosa Maria's in San Bernardino, California (and also Fontana and Highland). Their website is www.rosa-marias.com/ The meat/bean/rice/cheese burrito is my favorite and is so simply perfect that any true burrito lover must make a pilgramage there in order to partake. The flour tortillas are thick and homemade, the meat is spicy, the rice is mild, and the cheese has the perfect bite
Posted by: Paul at January 5, 2006 04:19 PM
I agree that El Burrito Jr. on PCH in Torrance is great. If you don't mind a road trip, you should check out Santana's in San Diego. The carne asada California burrito is awesome!
Posted by: Miguel at January 5, 2006 06:22 PM
Oh - I am so sorry that you had to try Los Burritos as one of your only LA Burrito spots - and also Tito's, ick. I actually hate Tito's. I don't know why people think it is so good. I am going to go check out the Tito's blog. Although Los Burritos is solid, it is by far not the best we have to offer. I feel that their beans are too bland and have too much lard. What is funny is the large number of knock of Los Burritos chains - called "Dos Burritos" with a very similar sign. If you ever head out to La La land again, consult me for some burrito tips.
Posted by: WestLAGirl at January 27, 2006 11:43 AM
I like the Los Burritos next to the house of spirits off of Sunset. My favorite by far is the egg, bacon, and bean burrito. I could eat 10 a day for the next 50 years and not get tired of them.
Posted by: tom at February 9, 2006 09:04 PM
I lived in Hollywood back in 1990-1991 and I loved Los Burritos! I worked accross the blvd at the Ritz theatre and would have a burrito almost every day. I would almost alway end up in the bathroom within 30 minutes. I will be eating there when I vist in the summer...can't wait!
Posted by: Mark at April 11, 2006 03:42 PM
DOES ANYONE KNOW A NAME OF A BURRITO PLACE IN L.A. CALLED SOMETHING LIKE: LEROY'S BURRITOS OR JUNIOR'S ??? I HEAR IT'S THE BEST. THANKS
Posted by: PAUL at September 4, 2007 02:42 PM