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Feb 21, 2007 09:44 AM

Best burritos in LA/SFValley?

Anyone know any great Mexican hole-in-the-walls in this area with really good burritos? Melodies on Reseda and Vanowen is pretty good.

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  1. El Indio Azteca on Tampa Avenue in Northridge

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    1. re: katkoupai

      el indio azteca- try there pollo its good

    2. This is the address. It is a hole-in-the-wall, and the clientele mainly speak Spanish. Decent and authentic.

      El Indio Azteca (818) 885-9686 19247 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA
      (Tampa and Roscoe)

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      1. re: katkoupai

        There used to be several around the valley - are they all still around?

        1. re: WildSwede

          Don't know. I've only been to that one on Tampa and Roscoe in Northridge. It doesn't look like a chain at all, though. The name does seem to be common. A web search proves that.

          1. re: katkoupai

            I know that there is/was one on Roscoe and Balboa (north side of the street, just west of Balboa) that an ex-boyfriend survived on.

            1. re: WildSwede

              Neat. I will look for that one and check it out, sometime. :)

        2. re: katkoupai

          Coincidentally, I went there for the first time on Tuesday and ordered a carnitas, bean, cheese and guac burrito. Quite nice. It was very squishy; not a solid tube you could wield to fend off a hungry attacker. Very loose refried beans (I like that), avocado, monterrey Jack-like cheese and large chunks of tender carnitas (not crispy). Very tender tortilla...not crisped on a griddle. Reminded me of the burritos I had in San Diego...dunno if this is a regional style or just an empty train of thought going nowhere. No salsa, but I enjoyed it without.

          1. re: yclops

            Great. I haven't been in a while, but it's always good when I do go. :) Yum.

        3. Well, the best BREAKFAST burritos are at Corner Cottage on Victory and Verdugo in Godless Burbank.

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            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              DU, is there *anything* in Burbank you like? :D

              1. re: SauceSupreme

                Yep... I *love* the freeway that leaves Burbank! :-P

                Seriously, I like the Corner Cottage... and I love Granville... and the nachos from Fuddrucker's are quite possibly the best drinking food in the area... not to mention Porto's and Guantanamera ("guajira guantanamera...")

            2. Melodies (and its even better cousin Las Fuentes, on Vanowen just east of Reseda (much larger menu)) is the best in my opinion. Every time I go, I get the Burrito de bistek encebollado (steak and grilled onions burrito). It is fantastic!

              1. My faves are Las Fuentes for carnitas and Dos Arbolitos for their carne asada.