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all this talk about burrito makes me curious? I've yet to hear about shrimp burrito's. Are they "soooAmericanized" or do they exist in the Spanish Cuisine? If it does..who has the BEST one?

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  1. Tacos Baja Ensenada in East LA makes excellent shrimp tacos and burritos.

    I also like the marinated & sauteed shrimp at Wahoo's Fish Taco. They're all over the LA / OC area and beyond. Seeing how they have locations in Colorado, I suppose they're off topic on this board. If you want to chat about Wahoo's, we can walk over to the Chains board...

    1. Carnitas Tacos on Magnolia near Lankershim in North Hollywood has a terrific Shrimp Burrito.

      Give it a try,

      Stuart

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      1. re: Hypnotic23

        You mean Castita Taco del Carbon at 11300 Magnolia Blvd

        Also at
        405 N Victory Blvd (Magnolia)
        3791 Cahuenga Blvd (Lankershim)

        And IMHO, they're the best taco/burrito joint in town for chicken & steak. Not surprised that their shrimp burrito is also great.

        1. re: Briggs

          Yep, they call it the Ocean Burrito and it is top notch: shrimp grilled to order, pico de gallo, guac, all the fixin's... yum! The Magnolia/Bakman location is the best one in my opinion. I've had some weird food on Saturday mornings at the Victory location.

      2. i really love shrimp burritos, so much that i asked several people if they exist in authentic mexican food... they do, but most mexicans in the US are not from the regions that do eat shrimp burritos; therefore, it is rare to find them.

        my favorite is the los cabos shrimp burrito from la salsa... i wouldn't dream of getting anything else there... no other shrimp burrito compares... rubio's is 2nd, but not a close 2nd...

        1. I love the Shrimp Burritos at Carneceria Sanchez!! Great price too!! :)

          Shrimp dishes do exist in Mexico. Shrimp are found thought out the waters in Mexico and are exceptionally tasty!! On the other hand, Burritos, especially the way we know them, are pretty much an American thing... ;)

          --Dommy!

          1. Thank You, I meant "Castita Taco" and yes Shrimp-camarones are very popular in Mexico. My favorite dish being Costal Azul which is shrimp stuffed with crab meat, so so good!

            1. Dommy and I may be overlapping, because there are two locations for Taqueria Sanchez. I go to the one on Centinela wouth of Washington north of Culver -- there is some parking in the back. Excellent marinated shrimp -- I get mine in the taco because I don't want the beans and the rice doesn't really add to the shrimp. Squeeze of lime and hot salsa roja -- yum. I also like their al pastor and carnitas.

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              1. re: nosh

                I've been going to Taqueria Sanchez on Centinela quite a bit recently, since I've been working in the Fox Hills area. Thanks to Dommy's recommendations, I have focused on the shrimp dishes. So far I've had shrimp burritos, shrimp tacos and a shrimp tostada. They were out of shrimp once so I had an al pastor burrito, not bad at all, but I like the shrimp burrito better. I've noticed that the shrimp in the burrito are a lot larger than the shrimp in the tacos, anyone else notice this? I don't think the burrito has beans but it does have rice. At least the last time I had it, one day last week, it definitely didn't have beans in it. I actually pull the burrito apart and eat the shrimp and only some of the rice and tortilla, otherwise it's too filling and you gotta concentrate on the good stuff! I don't love the chips there, which is a good thing. I really like their creamy avocado salsa and can go through a few of those little plastic cups of it just dunking the shrimp in.

                1. re: Debbie W

                  At first I too thought that they used the tiny salad-type shrimp in the taco, but on closer examination I think that they use the same shrimp as in the burrito but they chop them up. The menu-board at Taqueria Sanchez also does NOT list either beans or rice as standard ingredients in the burritos, but when I asked (the first time about the al pastor) the guy at the register said they normally are included. Also be aware that prices recently increased -- tacos from $1.18 to 1.25, shrimp tacos from $1.50 to 1.65.

                2. re: nosh

                  the shrimp burritos at sanchez are awesome and buttery!

                3. for a persian inflected shrimp burrito, try gerlach's grill in pasadena. the best thing about it (other than the kidney beans, jasmin rice, and labneh) is that the shrimp are sauteed, not deep fried.

                  gerlach's is a persian fish/taco stand. there's a few tables about, but it's really take-away only. southwest corner of fair oaks and glenarm in pasadena.

                  1. Not restricted to LA only but Rubio's makes a dynamite shrimp burrito, and their lobster burrito is not bad either.

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                    1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

                      I usually mix them (half lobster, half shrimp), although not all stores will do it.

                    2. Haven't been in a while but Senor Fish in L.A or S. Pasadena has great shrimp burritos,I request no beans but with rice jamming burrito!