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looking for sour cream/french fry burrito they make in SD

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davidt Jul 4, 2003 06:58 PM

my brother in law swears on a type of burrito that he can regularly find in San Diego.

I don't know what exactly is in it but the secret he says is it has lots of sour cream and crisp french fries inside.

is there any where in OC or LA that serves this type of burrito?

(I know i could try to find places that would add the fries, I just want to try it as a reg. menu item)

thanks,

davidt

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    darth Jul 5, 2003 08:36 AM

    something about the san diego region, all the burrito shops have fries as a regular item to add. they call them california burritos i am still to encounter a shop up in la that does it im sure there is one out there.

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      Robt Jul 5, 2003 02:48 PM

      The California Burrito. Yeah I thought it sounding kind of un-appetizing when somebody mentioned it, but when I tried it, it was a different story all together. If I'm not mistaken, there are some taco shops in East LA such as Alberto's in Santa Fe Springs that are part of the chain that's in San Diego. If so, they have them on the menu.

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        Chris G. Jul 6, 2003 03:22 AM

        Sounds similar to the reaction I had when I first heard about the po' boy sandwiches stuffed with french fries and beef gravy served in New Orleans - but when I tried one it made this po' boy feel like a millionaire!

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          Scooter Pie Jul 6, 2003 05:41 AM

          Somebody told me that in parts of Pennsylvania, there are SALADS with french fried embedded in them....That makes no sense, but I guess the idea isn't to eat "healthy"

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            WLA Jul 6, 2003 08:21 AM

            Or for that matter the deep fried bacon wrapped hot dogs sold in LA.

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              Brad Jul 6, 2003 10:11 AM

              Though if you're doing Atkins, it's the bun that you'd have to look out for.

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                Scooter Pie Jul 6, 2003 01:45 PM

                Well, that sounds better to me (in a sick, cholesterol-laden sort of way) than french fries in a salad!

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        hushpuppy Jul 6, 2003 12:55 AM

        I don't understand why a person would neccessarily want crisp french fries in one of those, does anyone have an opinion on that? But I know you can find a Spuderito (that's what they call it) at Rick's in Pasadena, although they usually make it with the limper variety. It's your typical cali/mexi-style LA burger/burrito joint on the corner of Walnut and El Molino, which is about a block south of the 210 and just west of Lake Ave. I would guess you could request crispy, or "well done", as you might at everyone's favorite secret-menu restaurant, on the other hand the whole idea seems to be a way to recycle the unused french fries. I'm not sure if they have sour cream. I think it's pretty good.

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