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best chili verde burrito ?

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beer786 Sep 26, 2006 03:19 PM

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. Mari RE: beer786 Sep 26, 2006 03:36 PM

    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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      kairo RE: Mari Sep 27, 2006 10:12 PM

      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.

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      gordon wing RE: beer786 Sep 26, 2006 03:41 PM

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

      1. Robert Lauriston RE: beer786 Sep 26, 2006 03:47 PM

        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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          Mari RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 26, 2006 04:50 PM

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

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            Robert Lauriston RE: Mari Sep 26, 2006 05:01 PM

            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).

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              Mari RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 26, 2006 06:20 PM

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

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                Robert Lauriston RE: Mari Sep 26, 2006 06:43 PM

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

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                  Ruth Lafler RE: Mari Sep 27, 2006 11:55 PM

                  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.

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                  beer786 RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 28, 2006 07:57 PM

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

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                    Robert Lauriston RE: beer786 Sep 28, 2006 08:18 PM

                    Aka "Mission burrito" or, outside of this area, "SF-style burrito." There are scores of topics about them here.

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              PMP4food RE: beer786 Sep 26, 2006 04:48 PM

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

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