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Dec 18, 2006 07:25 PM

Breakfast Burritos in the Valley/Santa Monica

Looking for a great breakfast burrito in the Valley (preferably near Studio City/Universal City/Toluca Lake/Sherman Oaks) or in Santa Monica. Work in the in Santa Monica. Any ideas??

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  1. I've looked long and hard for breakfast burritos in Santa Monica as well.

    I'm not sure if they are on the menu, but they will make one for you at El Texate (it's next to the bowling alley on Pico near Samohi.)

    Tacos Por Favor have very good ones. It's across from Memorial Park on Olympic -- I guess it would be Olympic and 14th.

    I'm almost positive they make one at Gilbert's El Indio. I haven't had breakfast there in a while, but they must have one. Gilbert's is on Pico, somewhere in the high 20s -- maybe 26th or 28th, something like that. My usual breakfast at Gilbert's was not the burrito.

    There is supposed to be a great breakfast burrito (I know someone who drives miles for it) in one of the office buildings on Olympic near the Purdue/Sawtelle area -- but I've never had it. It's just outside Samo anyway.

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    1. re: PaulF

      In Santa Monica, Ocean Park Cafe rocks a good breakfast burrito . . . little hole-in-the-wall opposite the SM Airport on Ocean Park, I think the cross street is 30th??

      1. re: jimmyodonnell

        Ocean Park Cafe is now OP Cafe. Not sure if they still do the breakfast burrito, but I do know that the new cafe has many fewer veggie alternatives. Strange because one would expect the dingy hole-in-the-wall to be veggie-unfriendly and the bright-and-cheery modern West Coast vibe place to be very accomodating, but it seems to be that the opposite is true.

    2. Once upon a time, the little hole in the wall cafeteria next to my old office building in Calabasas on Agoura Rd served great breakfast burritos. Alas, the cafeteria is still there, but Paco is not, and the quality of the breakfast burrito (along with the rest of the food, which wasn't that great to begin with) has gone with it.

      1. Norm's (not the chain we all know and hate) on Magnolia a couple blocks west of Victory has great breakfast burritos.

        1. One of the best breakfast burritos I've had in the last few years was at Cottage Corner on the corner of Victory and Verdugo in Burbank. It's not too far out of the way from Toluca Lake/Studio City. Both the vegetarian and bacon versions are the best and it's always the perfect mix of eggs and potatoes.

          Be prepared to wait about 10 minutes, but the line does move fast.

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          1. re: strangeeffect

            OK, this is weird.

            I work very close to Victory and Verdugo, and I pass that little shack on the corner that advertises breakfast burritos and I go, "Eh, who knows if it's any good."

            Now I'm going to have to try it.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              It's really popular at my office and among the people I know. They love the Cottage's breakfast burritos...when I get in early enough, the shuttle from the train station to my office always passes by and there's always a line out the door...with that many people, it can't be bad.

              1. re: attran99

                By this point I've had them many, many times. I think they put crack cocaine in them, they're that good. Got to get the green hot sauce put in beforehand though. Best BB ever.

          2. Sunny Grill on Venice near Inglewood has a pretty good breakfast burrito.