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Feb 26, 2008 12:30 AM

Best Burrito near Lincoln and Venice

Been in the neighborhood for a few years now but still looking for that perfect burrito. I have been to La Playita and Panchos many times and I love the taco truck on Lincoln just South of Rose but I want something more and something better. If the place has a good flauta then all the better.

Thanks as always for the help.

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    1. Take a 2 mile trip to Inglewood Ave & Culver. All 3 just south of Culver, less than 1 block
      Taqueria Sanchez
      El Abanajo
      Tacos Miendo

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      1. re: Burger Boy

        Been going there in the mid-70s when the aerospace business kept them alive and prosperous. To me, they still have the best home-style burritos. My favorite is still the chunk beef, rice, and cheese combo covered with the red colorado sauce and tortilla chips. My second choice favorite burrito is from Titos Tacos. Either place in Culver City would be my pick for the best flavor. Some may disagree?

        1. re: Burger Boy

          I love the other location of Taqueria Sanchez on Centinela just north of Culver -- amazing shrimp tacos, and I've also enjoyed their carnitas and al pastor. Easy parking in the back, a good salsa bar, and plenty of seating. Is the Inglewood location much different?

          1. re: Burger Boy

            Is the burrito at Taqueria Sanchez similar to the burrito at Tacomiendo? That is, does it come with both rice and beans, and can it be eaten with your hands?

            1. re: a_and_w

              It does come with both, and you can, but you can request either, or, or none...

          2. give tacos por favor a try. they are located at olympic and 14th.

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            1. re: wilafur

              How's the rest of the food at Tacos Por Favor? There's always a long line out the door when I'm in the area (actually not that often), so I was wondering if it's actually excellent or maybe it's another Tito's.

              1. re: slacker

                I like Tacos Por Favor. Here's my take: A wide-ranging menu, with prices a bit on the high side for a taqueria but mostly big portions. Strengths -- Excellent salsa roja on the salsa bar, will make everything taste better. A bit hot, a bit complex, on the thin side but full of charred peppers. Good portions -- tacos are close to $2, but two are filling for me as opposed to three at the lower-priced Taqueria Sanchez or El Super Taco. A wide-ranging menu, with good-looking tostadas and other options as well as tacos and burritos. Very friendly service. Carnitas sometimes succulent and good and sometimes chunky and tough. Special dish -- the chorizo and cheese, which is loved by some and I thought was a bit too rich -- I need to try it again.

                1. re: nosh

                  Thanks for your mini review! Next time I'm in the area, and if there's no line, I'll have to give it a try.

                2. re: slacker

                  i really enoy the al pastor taco's and the chorizo & cheese taco's at tacos por favor. their "do it yourself" salsa bar rocks as well!

                    1. re: slacker

                      The line is not the issue at Tacos Por Favor -- it goes very fast. What is more problematic is the parking. None usually on 14th, a few spots alongside on Olympic and more across the street, but be sure to feed the meters -- lotsa cops and parking attendants in the area.

                  1. re: slacker

                    The enchiladas verde (with either chicken or cheese) are outstanding at Tacos Por Favor. I've also seen some breakfasts that make my mouth water, though I haven't personally tried them.

                    1. re: a_and_w

                      My favorite Enchiladas on the Westside is at Taqueria Sanchez' little restaurant. I ordered them on a whim once and was very happy I did! :)


                      1. re: Dommy

                        Love that place -- I will definitely check them out.

                        1. re: a_and_w

                          If you like tostadas or nachos, try their tostada - it's kind of a hybrid of both. We order it with al pastor - it's huge, messy, and great to pick over with some hefeweizens...

                          1. re: bulavinaka

                            I'm a huge tostada fan -- yum! I also really like their al pastor, which has a sauciness (literally and figuratively) I haven't found in other al pastor I've tried thus far on the west side. As for hefeweizens, you're three for three LOL!

                            1. re: a_and_w

                              Some hefe-geeks (like me) have a slight aversion to IPAs but I can see a puckery-dry one working well with this dish as well... think of warm summer nights on the Westside... I'm honored to be on the same page as you!

                3. Actually, Casablanca has a very good burrito right where your standing. They make their own tortillas which are a bonus. I don't believe I'd eat anything else there.

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                  1. re: PimpinDG

                    My current favourite dry burrito on the westside is the carne asada burrito from the truck on Rose between 3rd and 4th.

                  2. How's about El Tarasco on Washington and Pacific? The Super Deluxe burrito is awesome!