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May 7, 2007 06:59 PM

Best Breakfast Burritos

I would love to find out who you all think has the best breakfast burrito is Southern California. I have come to find this humble food not only craveable but a perfect cure for the morning after feeling that I get after the many wine functions I attend. Hook a girl up Chow Hounders.....can't wait to hear what you guys have to say!
Thanks in advance.

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  1. There is certainly no doubt in my mind: Lucky Boy in Pasadena. Here is a previous post with references to four threads:

    "Actually, the legendary breakfast burrito is the best food of its kind in LA. This cuisine is about excess. There's too much of everything in the concoction. More bacon (or sausage if you ask for it instead) than you could ever eat, along with eggs, potatoes, peppers, etc. Bacon ordered on the side will supply your needs for the next week. The meatless version has too many potatoes, but if you're a vegetarian you should probably stay away anyway. An institution for those adventurers who aren't into following the Taco Trucks around town. A mecca for teenage boys with limitless ability to burn calories. One of my sons runs a cottage industry of taking advantage of his driver's license and senior privileges to take orders from his entire high school for burritos for lunch."

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    1. re: Griller141

      Lucky Boy has the best breakfast burrito.

      1. re: Griller141

        Absolutely! Also Wonder Burger on Walnut has really good ones (in the same vein as LBs).

        1. re: WildSwede

          Are you sure it is on Walnut? I think it is on Foothill, east of Altadena Dr.

          2584 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 [according to the yellow pages]

          1. re: haydn1796

            Easy to get confused: Walnut splits off east of Allen, a block before Craig, and the main road becomes Foothill.

        2. re: Griller141

          My two favorite places are Lucky Boy and the original Top's on Colorado blvd.

          1. re: SoCal Foodie

            I have never had Top's breakfast burritos! I love their Chicken Tostadas and Burgers (not to mention their delicious Ranch dressing for the zucchini sticks!). I will need to try, thanks!

            1. re: WildSwede

              The Tops breakfast b. - get the basic egg, potato and cheese...then ask for both the packaged "taco sauce" (hear me out, this really tasted good) and at least two of the salsa verde minicup servings that come with their fish tacos...unroll, drizzle sauce throughout, reroll and go. That combination was excellent, green salsa had a nice kick.

              ( a food of my past, like everything at Tops, gargantuan in size. I wished it came in a junior version since it didn't overnight well enough to score in my Top Ten of Leftovers).

          2. re: Griller141

            I had one of the best breafast burritos at Taco Factory in Mission Viejo last sunday. It has egg, chorizo, beans, and cheese. Plain and simple with great flavors! I can't do bacon and sausage chunks in a breakfast burrito.

            1. re: Griller141

              Today at Lucky Boy for lunch (1:30pm) I ordered a fish sandwich and saw this huge burrito being prepared and asked what it was and the cashier said a breakfast burrito, I immediately cancelled my order and said "give me that."

              That was the biggest hand held burrito I've ever had(I don't consider Manuel's Burrito at El Tepeyac hand held). It easily weighed a pound. Unbelieveable how much bacon was in it, could have done with about half the amount of potatoes in it.

              I must have been lucky to get it because the sign said breakfast items served 6:30am-10:30am.

              Or are they available all day???

              1. re: monku

                On the weekend they're available all day.

                1. re: bigtums

                  Thank you....Good to know.
                  I don't know if people its the best--its definitely the biggest.

                  1. re: bigtums

                    but not available all day m-f? because i was thinking about stopping by later tonight.

                    1. re: phant0omx

                      I don't think so. Although, who knows?! I suppose you can try and if they don't, I hear the burgers and BLT sandwich are really good. Or if you're in the burrito mood you can hop on the 110 and get a good burrito in highland park.

                      1. re: bigtums

                        i was infact able to get a breakfast burrito yesterday night. it was good. zucchini was good too.

              2. Love Love Love the potato and egg burritos at Villa Corona in Atwater.

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                1. re: Sugar Jones

                  I have never been to Villa Corona but I like simple potato and egg burritos. I sometimes drive to Juanita's taco shop down in Encinitas to get my fav. Can you say what the potato is like in that burrito?

                  1. re: Sugar Jones

                    ditto on Tacos Villas Corona on Glendale Blvd just east of I-5.

                    1. re: Sugar Jones

                      try the tortilla and egg breakfast burrito at tvc. chips thrown into the egg/cheese/meat mix take on a chilaquiles-like consistency that i prefer to the potatos. might i recommend adding chicken. enjoy the birds next door.

                      1. re: Sugar Jones

                        I stopped by this am. I had a potato, egg, bacon and cheese breakfast burrito. I was very hungry and ate it all. The combination of everything is what makes this one better than most. However, the potatoes have two problems IMO. First, I will say that the texture is very good – a little crunchy now-and-then. I could not tell for sure whether it was the real crunched-up bacon in every bite or the potatoes that caused that crunch but I liked it. It could have been both. On the down...The aftertaste has stayed with me for several hours even after eating two sweet donuts with milk to try to drown it. It also took me that long to figure out what caused that aftertaste. I knew when eating it that the potatoes dominated the flavor -- oil. Even with all that bacon the oil in the potatoes took control. The reason is that those potatoes are cut into 1/4 inch cubes, or just a little bigger, and then a whole basket is filled and put into the deep fry until browned. Then the whole basket is left hanging over the deep fry to drip dry until someone walks in and orders something. Actually, the hot deep fry continues to add vaporized oil to the basket of small diced potatoes directly above the hot grease. Moreover, the small size of the potato cubes enabled the potato to become fully saturated with oil while cooking. Maybe it was about a half hour later that I walked-in and ordered. The potatoes were then scooped onto the hot griddle next to the deep fry while eggs are mixed-in. I asked if I could order the eggs over-medium and he refused saying he must be sure the eggs are cook well. ???? The result is re-fried greasy potatoes with dry egg mixed in. When you look at those potatoes while eating that giant burrito they appear not to have much oil – but it is there, lots of it! That is why the overall texture is not dry but that is not to say it is moist. It is just oil from the deep fry. But hey, sometimes oil is OK. Right? But here I sit 4 hrs. later and my stomach says, “No bueno.”

                        Tacos Villa Corona (next to the Pampered Bird. Breakfast & Lunch only –close around 6:pm, Tiny taco stand with two small tables outside. Asada and breakfast burrito)
                        3815 Glendale Blvd (Just East of I-5)
                        Atwater CA, 90039 (Think Glendale near the I-5)
                        (323) 661-3458

                        1. re: JeetJet

                          Seriously, the chorizo breakfast burrito at Tacos Villa Corona is my idea of heaven.



                        1. I use to think Penny's (Corner of Figueroa and York in Highland Park) had the best, but I went back to have a Lucky Boy one and yup-there's is the best!

                          1. Lilly's Cafe in Malibu -- scrambled eggs, cheese, beans and bacon topped with their hot, hot, hot and smokey salsa.

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                            1. re: whatsfordinner

                              My two favorite breakfast burritos are at:

                              NAT's Early Bites in Van Nuys
                              FLOOKY's on Canoga ave in Chatsworth/Canoga Park

                              Trust me and try these both, so so good.


                              1. re: Hypnotic23

                                Does Flooky's still have that red soda? man, I love that stuff!!

                              2. re: whatsfordinner

                                I second Lily's hands-down—I order the Pancho Breakfast burrito w/o green peppers. AMAZING... CALL AHEAD though or you'll be standing around for 30 mins...

                                Veggie burrito is to die for as well. And her salsa... mmmm....

                                Lily's Cafe & Pastries
                                29211 Heathercliff Rd Ste 60, Malibu, CA 90265