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Burrito SFV?

Diana May 15, 2008 08:47 AM

Doesn't have to be traditional. I was even drooling over the Whole Foods Burritos from Sherman Oaks WF. I just want a really big burrito this weekend. Normally, I'd fix my craving with my special all baked bean burrito at Boneyard Bistro, but I want to try other sutff.

The bigger the better, tasty is important, too. I want a burrito that could choke a cow (with size, not bad flavor)

If possible, I would like to avoid beef, as my stomach just can't handle it.

I've had Chevy's, Boneyard Bistro, Senor Fish, Sabor A Mexico (the veggie one, there), Follow Your HEart, recently. I know not all of these are in the SFV, I'm just giving an example of burritos I've loved.

Are the WF ones good? any good cow chokers out there?

or, should I just get the stuff and make my own scallop burrito or something at home?

I live right niear Pica Pico Rico (whatever the spelling) Are those good?

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  1. monku RE: Diana May 15, 2008 09:29 AM

    The classic landmark massive LA burrito is unfortunately in ELA at El Tepeyac. Manuel's Special...can feed 3 or 4 people easily. The regular Manuel's special is made with pork, but you can have chicken.

    El Tepeyac Cafe
    812 N Evergreen Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    (323) 267-8668

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      Diana RE: monku May 15, 2008 11:20 AM

      Nowhere near the SFV, really. :(

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        BCM RE: Diana May 15, 2008 12:57 PM

        No, but it definately is a "cow choker" as you requested :)
        :O mooooo- cough, cough- oooooo!

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          Diana RE: BCM May 15, 2008 01:14 PM

          :)! Gosh, maybe it's worth a trip!

    2. WildSwede RE: Diana May 15, 2008 09:50 AM

      I know you already have been, but Las Fuentes in Reseda has great, big burritos. I know you said no beef, but my favorite is the Burrito de bistek encebollado which absolutely rocks my world!

      1. boogiebaby RE: Diana May 15, 2008 12:04 PM

        I second Las Fuentes, and also recommend Dos Arbolitos in Van Nuys. Great food -- you can get a super huge burrito for about $5.

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          GK in SO RE: boogiebaby May 15, 2008 12:48 PM

          Where is this Dos Arbolitos? I live in Sherman Oaks, and need another option besides Baja Yuk or La Fogata.

          We even tried Las Fuentes recently, but I wasn't impressed with the chicken burrito I ordered. It was swimming in a watery "sauce" plus the chicken was stewed/shredded and not a good texture. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing, but I don't eat beef. Perhaps I should treat myself and try (pork) carnitas?

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          markn RE: Diana May 15, 2008 03:34 PM

          My recs would be:

          Las Fuentes (or Melody's around the corner on Reseda, same owners)

          Carrillo's (Sherman Way just west of Corbin)

          Dos Arbolitos (Nordhoff & Woodley)

          I don't eat burritos myself (more of a taco fan) but these places are all great.

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            foodnmusic RE: Diana May 15, 2008 03:55 PM

            Tony's on the corner of Magnolia and Coldwater does a reliable one. Fairly good sized, clean and fresh. Nothing that will blow you out of the water but beats a trek to the eastside. The hot salsa is very good as well as all of the fish dishes.

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              WHills RE: Diana May 15, 2008 05:30 PM

              Las Fuentes definitely comes to mind.

              If you are planning to go for weekday lunch, try Sol y Luna, but I think Las Fuentes is beter.

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                BBQ101 RE: Diana May 16, 2008 06:09 AM

                Las Fuentes is the one to go with...Sol Y Luna and Las Fuentes are owned by the same family exect at Luna you pay the Ventura Blvd price. Sol is more of the sit down Guac at the side of the table kinda place and Las Fuentes is more casual order at the counter then sit. To that extend you cound goto Melodys, also owned by Las Fuentes Family, and get drive thru.

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                  BBQ101 RE: Diana May 16, 2008 06:12 AM

                  Also...El Tepeyac was one of the places listed as getting Beef from Halmark (I think that's the name?) processing plant. I'm not going back...

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                    jencounter RE: Diana May 16, 2008 07:14 AM

                    I've not enjoyed Melodies the last couple of times I've gone.

                    I think most of the taquerias do a great job with burritos with El Taco Llama (varying locations) being my favorite. Their pastor, while not cut from a spit, is pretty darned good; however, it's almost always better at night than earlier in the day. I don't understand why, but that's been my experience.

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