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Best Fresh Mex Burrito in OC

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I'm passionate about burritos and food in general, but I have found it hard to find great mexican food in Orange County. My all-time favorite along with my best friend's all-time favorite burrito is the Asada Burrito at the Mayan in San Dimas. I know what your thinking, San Dimas?! Your right it's not an authentic mexican burrito, but it's the best fresh mex burrito I ever had. It consists of carne asada, whole black beans, guacamole, cilantro, pico de gallo, sour cream and onions, wrapped in a grilled tortilla. I was wondering if there is a burrito similar to the one I described in the OC.

The following are restaurants in the OC that I have already tried: Los Sanchez, Casa De Soto, Albertos, El Torito, El Torito Grill, El Farolito, Alcapulco, Don Jose's, Rubios, Chevy's, La Salsa, Chipotle, Super Mex, Anita's, Los Cotijas, Baja Fresh, Arriba, Wahoo's, and Taco Mesa.

By the way, if you want to try the best Korean BBQ in OC, go to the Lighttown House, located in Garden Grove. They have recently converted to using a gas grill instead of charcoal, which makes a huge difference, but it's still the best in my opinion. My family and I go there at least twice a month.

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  1. The description of your burrito makes me thinks of places like Baja Fresh and Rubio's. There's another chain similar to them called Arriba, maybe you should check that out. Jalapeno;s might also have something like that

    1. Las Golondrinas has a great Carne Asada burrito. Get the "Big Dave" and you have two meals.

      1. Try the blackened chicken burrito at Taco Mesa in Costa Mesa. I still like their food after all these years. Their nachos are huge and yummy too. Also, they have a nice selection of aqua frescas made with fresh fruit, which I love.

        1. You haven't tried Avila's El Ranchito? I'm fairly sure there are OC branches.

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          1. re: mlgb

            Avilas El Ranchito in Lake Forest (Muirlands/Ridge Route) and in Santa Ana near Tustin border (1st Street/5 Freeway). I believe there's also one in Laguna Niguel on La Paz near the Civic Center?

          2. Poquito Mas!!!
            I'm not sure if there is an OC location though...
            Benitos in Santa Monica is awesome too

            1. Thanks for all the suggestions. I have already tried several of the recommendations in the past. Seeing that Avilas El Ranchito seems to be popular, I may go there. I looked at their menu and it appears that their burritos come with pinto beans and rice. I'm a huge fan of burritos with black beans and without rice however, so maybe I'll try some others as well. I was thinking of Gabbi's, Chili Pepper, and Pepito's all located in Orange.

              1. Have you tried Baja Fish? You might like that. Locations that I know of are in Costa Mesa on Bristol (that might actually be Santa Ana) near SCP, off the 405 on Jamboree in the same center where Melting Pot is located, further down the 405/5 off the Lake Forest exit and then again on Crown Valley off the 5 in Laguna Niguel.

                1. Avoid Avilas Ranchito at all costs...mediocre at best....do give Baja Fish tacos a try,I would also suggest Nancy Puebla in Santa Ana which has a new name and owner ,but the same authentic flavors...to find it,get the address for Nancy Puebla and go to the same location.I also cannot recommend Super Mex....bland and poor quality ingredients