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Feb 9, 2007 07:31 AM

Bean & Cheese Burritos--Who has the BEST?

I have been obsessed with bean & cheese burritos lately--my current fave is from Poquito Mas w/guacamole, but I am looking to expand my horizons. Is there an amazing bean & cheese out there I'm missing? West Hollywood/Hollywood would be ideal but I am willing to drive! Thanks in advance :)

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  1. Yuca's on Hillhurst (Los Feliz area) - Basic, but scrumptious. Although it is totally eclipsed by the carne asada!

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    1. re: jazzlover

      i've gotten nearly everything on the yuca's menu, and i have to say that the bean and cheese burrito is the worst thing on it. while i love the beans at yucas, the cheese tasted like american singles. i took a peek inside, and it was orange. i think they used the same cheese they use on cheeseburgers, b/c they definitely do not put cheese on their meat burritos.

      1. re: jazzlover

        yuca's uses american cheese. don't go there.

      2. Mexi-catessan in Monterey Park. Very simple but excellent beans and perfect beans-to-cheese ratio

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        1. re: Ernie

          So true! Have not been there in some years.....used to get those a couple of times a week back in the day....loved, loved, loved those bean & cheese burros....
          Glad to hear they are still doing it right.....thanks for the reminder Ernie......will have to get back there soon.

          1. re: Ernie

            Ay! Those bean and cheese burritos are the ultimate at Mexicatessen. Worked there as a kid, waaaay back when I got $1.25 and hour and thought I was rich! When we closed up, I made my own special rice-bean and cheese with the chorizo beans. They make two kinds of frijoles from scratch, fresh every day.

          2. Bean and cheese w/ guac is my new favorite, too! But I confess I've been getting the small red burrito at Del Taco.

            Tere's has the best beans. Cahuenga and Melrose. They normally put a lot of stuff in their burritos, but you can get it plain. Yuca's puts onions on it, so if you don't like that, be sure and ask them to leave it off. But clearly, it's not the best thing on Yuca's menu.

            My favorite B&C is at Casa Vega, oven style. On Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks. Of course, it's about 5 pounds of refried beans, so how can it not be good?

            1. Try El Arco in Highland Park. I moved away and don't get to HLP much, but I still dream about those burritos...

              1. this may seem obvious, but the 'famous avocado burrito' at Campos can be incredible depending on which Campos you hit. The one on Robertson by the 10 is good - there's also a good one on Venice in Culver City area

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                1. re: j3tcore

                  I second this burrito, and it also contains lettuce which I like but others may not. The avocado in this burrito is a thinnish sauce. The OP could get just beans and cheese without the avocado and lettuce, obviously, and I'm sure it would be good. My favorite Campos is the original on Pico Blvd. at 20th Street in Santa Monica, I have been eating at this location since 1973! Their shredded turkey hard shell tacos are also delicious but the OP wasn't looking for tacos.

                  1. re: Debbie W

                    Those turkey tacos are a very underrated gem.

                    You just don't find turkey tacos anywhere else.

                    The only Campos I eat in is the Pico/20th Campos and I only order the turkey tacos.

                    Which has nothing to do with the topic of this thread.