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Best Chile Relleno Burrito in LA

Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2007 07:12 PM

This is pretty much my favorite comfort food. Anybody have a fave? I'd be willing to test them all for the sake of the CH community.

  1. j
    jsadler Aug 1, 2010 04:48 PM

    I used to get them from Oscar's in Redlands,Ca.
    It had a traditional relleno with a small amount of refried bean,chile verde and cheese on the inside of the burrito and topped with a roasted red pepper sauce and jack cheese. It sounds like a lot of filling but the relleno was about 75 % of the filling. Boy was it yummy!

    1. la vida dulce Jan 19, 2007 08:14 PM

      Mexicatessen on Atlantic in Monterey Park, really the best. Seriously.

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      1. re: la vida dulce
        Ernie Jan 19, 2007 11:29 PM

        I'll have to try that. I've been going to Mexicatessen since a child and only order their great bean & cheese burritos and crave their hard shell tacos sometimes. They have excellent refried beans so I'm sure their chile rellenos burritos must be great.

        1. re: Ernie
          Dommy Jan 19, 2007 11:30 PM

          Will have to try as well!! Although I guess it closes early because evertime I drive by at night it looks abandoned!!


          1. re: Ernie
            la vida dulce Jan 20, 2007 03:18 AM

            Ernie, this a real chile relleno, not an soggy omelet. They are Anaheim chiles hand dipped in a real batter. Excellent sauce, although it has changed over the years from a spicy tomate y cebolla to their own homemade chile colorado. Talk about comfort food. I was coming down with a cold and that burrito cleared it right up!

        2. russkar Jan 19, 2007 01:04 PM

          EL TACO on Firestone near Paramount, the best!

          1. raytamsgv Jan 18, 2007 09:40 PM

            Los Chiles Locos in Monrovia--corner of Mrytle and Duarte Rd. They also have some awesome stewed jalapenos located just inside the pickup window.

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            1. re: raytamsgv
              Will Owen Jan 19, 2007 01:18 AM

              Okay, I've been going by there and not stopping for six years. This just made me run out of excuses! Thank you.

            2. David Kahn Jan 18, 2007 09:29 PM

              I like the one at Tere's (5870 Melrose Ave., (323) 468-9345).

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              1. re: David Kahn
                carter Jan 18, 2007 09:34 PM

                My favorite item at Tere's, and they are now back from Christmas break. Definitely not fired or fried either!

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                Wes Jan 18, 2007 09:21 PM

                A friend ordered the chili relleno burrito every time we went to EL ABAJENO in Culver City.

                El Abajeno -
                4515 Inglewood Blvd, Culver City, CA
                (310) 390-0755

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                  JBC Jan 18, 2007 07:36 PM

                  They'll get you whatever you want your way, except a new passport (unlike the Blue Parrot):

                  The Talpa
                  11751 W. Pico Blvd., WLA
                  (310) 478-3353 ~ or ~ 479-9884

                  I have a friend who loves their chile relleno (deep fired?) burrito; however, I have never taken that plunge...

                  1. tony michaels Jan 18, 2007 07:35 PM

                    Not that I think it is necessarily the best in town, but I just had one for breakfast this week at Gilbert's El Indio on Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica (at 23rd street?) and it was quite tasty. Their chips were also hot and fresh from the fryer and I have always had a soft spot for their thin red salsa, and the pickled hot carrots went down well with the meal too.

                    1. Chowpatty Jan 18, 2007 07:21 PM

                      The one at Tere's on Melrose has been recommended...I'm thinking of checking it out soon.
                      Dommy, the Burrito King on Sunset? The one on Hyperion always scares me a little.

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                      1. re: Chowpatty
                        Dommy Jan 18, 2007 07:26 PM

                        Yup, on Sunset! :)


                      2. Dommy Jan 18, 2007 07:19 PM

                        Small list:

                        * Lucy's on La Brea, my New Years Eve Dinner this year... LOL!
                        * Burrito King near Silverlake
                        * Ana Maria's in Grand Central Market


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                        1. re: Dommy
                          Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2007 08:51 PM

                          Dommy, Lucy's is my current go-to place for Chile Relleno Burritos...oh, and a large Orange Bang. There's something about those two things together that just makes me feel good!

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                            Ernie Jan 19, 2007 12:53 AM

                            I agree with Ana Maria's at GCM. Enormous and tasty chile relleno burritos

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                              young_chower Jan 19, 2007 05:43 AM

                              I had the Chile Relleno Burrito at Burrito King about a month or two ago. I was not too impressed. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't extraordinary. They served the WORST tortilla I have ever had a burrito wrapped in. It was horrific. Granted I had it at 1 am so I really didn't care, but I don't feel compelled to go back.

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