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Feb 14, 2007 02:14 PM

Whole Bean Burritos?

I love creamy refritos as much as the next guy, but I'm also a big fan of whole beans (black or pinto) in my burritos. What are the best burrito places that serve whole beans? I'm a fan of both Tacos Por Favor and Eduardo's on the west side. Does anyone know if Tacomiendo offers whole beans?

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  1. J&S has the creamy beans you're looking for.
    Open 24 hours.

    887 N Garfield Ave/Just south of the Pomona Freeway- 60
    Montebello, CA 90640. (323) 728-3853

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    1. re: monku

      No, no, I want WHOLE beans. But thanks...

    2. El Cihualteco Taqueria # 1
      2325 1/2 S. San Pedro St.
      Los Angeles
      213 748-2519

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      1. re: JAB

        Thanks -- do they have both pintos and black beans?

      2. Not on the west side, but Alegria on Sunset usually has both whole black and pinto beans as well as refried. Opinions on the place itself vary (search the board).

        I haven't been to Tacomiendo in a while. I /think/ they do actually have whole pinto beans, and they pretty definitely have whole black beans. Their menu is at:

        I'm also a whole bean fan, though I'm veg, so maybe I'd like the refried stuff better if I ate at places that cook it with lard. The taste and texture of refried beans have never really appealed to me, though sometimes it hits the spot.

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        1. re: will47

          Thanks. Is Alegria a burrito you can eat with your hands?

          1. re: a_and_w

            Well I guess it depends how good you are at eating burritos. :> I'm usually able to eat most of a burrito with my hands there. They wrap it in paper, not foil, at least when you get it for there. However I imagine they would wrap it in foil if you asked.

            1. re: will47

              If they wrap it in anything, that's a good sign!

        2. Yuca's on Hillhurst uses whole pinto beans in their burritos.

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          1. re: Bon Vivant

            Excellent! Do they have black beans, too?

            1. re: lapchern

              If we're including fast food type places, Qdoba (and probably Baja Fresh / Chipotle as well).

              1. re: will47

                I'm actually looking for local places, but thanks.