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Sep 26, 2006 03:19 PM

best chili verde burrito ?

sf to san jose,where should i go? it seems one of the hardest things for a taqueria to do right.

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  1. Try La Tapatia on Grand Ave. in SSF. I've had their chile verde to go in a container and it was really good. The chile verde at La Palma in SF's Mission Street is also good.

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    1. re: Mari

      Both are great... and since no one else has, i'll definitely second La Palma, but for the record, it's on 24th st. between florida/bryant.

      and though not in burrito form, Chavas on mission at 25th?, has a really unique tasting chile verde. that place just rocks in general. the chile verde has way more of an herb taste to it.

    2. I'll second the chile verde from La Tapatia in SSF. I also like the chile verde at Picante in Berkeley.

      1. In SF, I've had good chile verde at Órale Órale. At least for dine-in, their regular burritos are non-Mission-style, just meat in the tortilla, beans and rice on the side. Not that I have anything against Mission burritos, but I think with chile verde the other style works better.

        Out of the stated area, but Cueva's in Dixon makes a great chile verde burrito. The flour tortillas are housemade.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          I agree with you - a chile verde burrito should just be made with rice and beans & maybe a little sour cream.

          1. re: Mari

            A burrito filled with meat, rice, and beans is a Mission-style burrito. Órale Órale's regular chile verde and chile colorado burritos are meat only. They also have "supreme" burritos which are Mission-style super burritos (meat, rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream).

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Got it. I still think it just needs rice and beans and that's it.

              1. re: Mari

                Right. I was just pointing out that you were actually disagreeing with me about that.

                1. re: Mari

                  I'll split the difference: I think a filling a "soupy" as chile needs some rice to soak up the juice. I don't like beans, period, so I never want them in my burritos.

                2. re: Robert Lauriston

                  never in my life have a i heard anyone refer to any burrito of any type as "mission style" .

            2. Its not a taqueria, but El Burro in Campbell & Fremont has a great chile verde burrito.

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