9 Best Burritos in Los Angeles
|Trompo-Shaved Al Pastor Burrito From Tacos El Pecas in East Los Angeles|
Yes, there is a full-size flaming trompo spit rotating inside this food truck. It makes for out a wonderfully seasoned rendition of Al Pastor, a considerably juicy morsel that is fortified with cracked cumin seeds, achiote and caramelized onion bits. The burrito is a bit smallish when compared to the other burrito behemoths in town, but the richness of the al dente seasoned rice and 3:1 meat-to-bean ratio more than make up for it. The service is speedy, plus you are paying less than four bucks for it. On the corner of Soto Street and 7th Street in Boyle Heights. 5 PM- 1:30 AM. Open everyday.
5. Tacos El Korita
The magic word to know at Tacos El Korita is "open." Remember this word when the lady at the pickup window of the violet food truck asks you how you want your carne asada and pinto bean burrito, and she will then hand it to you, unwrapped. It suddenly becomes your responsibility to dress your beast. Go crazy with the nopal salad and super-thick guacamole at your own risk; no matter how high you pile it, she will still somehow wrap it tight and securely for you. Warning, you will guffaw at the customizable corporate beauties at Chipotle after eating this. On a side note, the corn tortillas here are handmade, if you are into that sort of thing. Olympic Blvd and Herbert Ave Los Angeles, CA 90006. 6 PM to 11 PM. Open Everyday.
4. Al & Bea's
Javier Cabral A Bean and Cheese Burrito from Al & Bea's
The classical Los Angeles burrito is not one clogged up with a whole dinner plate -- just beans, cheese and red or green salsa. And contrary to San Franciscan belief, it is better like that sometimes. The uniform beauties at Al & Bea's are an institution, perfect flour tortilla cylinders holding a delicious magma-like mixture of half refried/half whole beans mixed with a little cheese. Leave the wrapper on as you eat it to avoid looking like an uncouth, food-obsessed eccentric. 2025 E 1st St., Los Angeles.
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