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Welcome To California Tortilla

My first experience with California Tortilla was about four years ago, as Big Mike and I searched the corners of the district looking for better burritos.

While we overlooked the gem of Tacos Pepitos Bakery that was right under our noses, we did happen to make it to Bethesda to try what the locals call, "CalTor." Fast forward three years. Burrito Blog is born. One year later, I return to California Tortilla.

With locations in DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, California Tortilla lacks a geographic foothold in said state of California. No matter. I get the point.

Purists may be offended by the creative wraps on the menu, but will be happy to find the plethora of hot sauces (75 of 'em) available for taste testing.

Check out the official site here.

This entry is filed in California Tortilla.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 by Jonah.


I have had a few bad time at California Tortilla at BWI airport. However never had issues with the others I now grab my burritos on the way to work rather then the one inside BWI.

Posted by: Paul Rumoa at October 9, 2006 06:35 PM

I used to goto the Courthouse location in Va and would stop in the location inside BWI on my weekly Southwest trips. I have stopped going as well as all my California Tortilla stops. Not sure what happened but service and product not what it used to be. All i wanted was a "fast" fresh burrito with maybe a little smile. They seamed to be another fast food location now.

Posted by: Larry Saner at December 8, 2006 04:04 PM

hahahaha....I'm a cashier at the Chinatown California Tortilla... I definitely lol'd at the pic. That kinda sucks when people say they received bad service...I always smile and give suggestions. :D

Posted by: Dominique at December 30, 2006 03:46 AM

Their biggest fault is employess who don't care if your order is correct. out off 20 visits wrong /incomplete orders make up 25%. I called the store manager once and his reply to a wrong order was to simply hang up the phone.

Same with the corporate office, convinced they could never make a mistake.

Converted rice is evil as well.

Posted by: mmeans at August 4, 2009 02:23 PM