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Jan 11, 2007 07:10 PM

Good Burritos in the Pasadena area?

Specifically looking for a good carnitas or bean & cheese burrito in the Pasadena area. Thanks in advance!

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  1. there's a little hidden place in the alhambra business district called el tepeyac that has some great burritos! they are GIGANTIC though. so prepare to eat!

    1. I'm betting that there's a bunch of Mexican places north of the 210 (NorthPas/Altadena) that are underdiscovered. Tonny's current popularity is fairly recent...

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      1. re: annagranfors

        There are several places on Orange Grove west of Tonny's that look promising, though we have yet to try them. There's the new La Estrella location at OG and (I think) Garfield, then another one a couple more blocks west whose name I don't remember. There's also Puebla Taco in the strip mall at OG and Lake next to the 7-11 (not at Villa as someone else said). We've had a few humongous breakfast burritos from there; I've finally learned to buy just one and split it!

        1. re: Will Owen

          There's three Puebla Tacos. one on the corner of Lake and Orange Grove, one at Allen and Villa, and another at Woodbury and Los Robles in Hen's Teeth Square.

          1. re: martyR

            Oops, you're right. You'd think I'd been here long enough to tell Allen from Lake...

            Okay, now I've gotta try that one. Not quite walking distance, but certainly a lot easier to park at!

            1. re: Will Owen

              There is also place that is not bad in the Food 4 Less shopping
              center on Lake/Washington. On the Payless side. Pretty good Al Pastor. Never had their carnitas or B&C, but they are probably good, too. This place is owned by a relative of the owners of El Metate (Mentor/N of Colorado). I love their grilled fish tacos!

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        1. I posted in another thread yesterday that I am partial to the Chile Verde burrito at El Taco on Rosemead Blvd (just south of Huntington/North Woods Inn/Trader Joe's). It's just a little drive thru place but they make fantastic verde with a good bit of heat to it. Their taquitos are good too.

          I haven't tried the B&C or the carnitas but if you're in the area it might be worth a try

        2. I should have mentioned in my initial thread that J&S in Montebello has the best tasting bean & cheese burrito I've eaten in SoCal where the beans and cheese are blended together to give it a silky texture. Add pico de gallo and it's heaven in a tortilla!

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          1. re: SoCal Foodie

            I like J&S bean & cheese burritos too. Tasty and dirt cheap!

            1. re: SoCal Foodie

              Plus they're open 24 hours a day and if you never need a CHP officer, they're usually eating there too.

              I usually get the chorizo burrito(big & cheap) before heading to the Montebello CC for golf.

              1. re: monku

                can you tell me where J & S is at? i live near there... but i've never been. thanks so much!

                1. re: javabean116

                  J&S is on Garfield Ave in Montebello, just south of the Pomona fwy.

                  1. re: SoCal Foodie

                    Next to the entrance of the Montebello Golf Course/Quiet Cannon/Hilton Garden Hotel.

                    This morning I had a chrorizo burrito at Griffith Park Golf Course for $5.95 and it was just as good and big as the one at J&S for $2.25.

                    1. re: SoCal Foodie

                      thanks! i'll go and check it out soon!

                2. re: SoCal Foodie

                  OH! J & S! Home of the pastrami quesadilla! Yumm.

                3. I like Puebla Taco. There are three in Pasadena, but the best one is at Allen and Villa. I don't know about bean and cheese, but the carnitas is good.