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Best breakfast burrito in LA??

Deidre7 Sep 28, 2008 03:20 AM

I live for a few foods and one of them are breakfast burritos. I gravitate towards them if I'm in a breakfast spot and surprisingly they do come in many dif. varieties! hehe...

Frank's on Fairfax (I think the cross street is 4th or Colgate maybe). It's a tiny little coffee place with American and Mexican food. The green awning helps it stand out and you can ususally spot the same older crowd conversing over joe there. Very low key, affordable, good and chill. HUGEEEE breakfast burrito with chunks of potatoes, fresh fried egg, cilantro, onions, and delicious gooey cheese and their homemade salsa inside and choice of crispy bacon or sausage (and no not that fatty, flabby stuff you usually get) for like $4.

They also have stuff like burgers, tacos, and the standard breakfast foods etc etc. They give you chips and salsa if you eat in and they open very early (like 6am or something) and I'm pretty sure they deliver but only open until 3pm I think.

  1. swojahn Oct 31, 2008 12:33 PM

    La Flama in West LA on the corner of Barrington/Pico next to the mattress store. Very small taqueria with a meat market in the back. Owned by the same family that runs Monte Alban in SM. They serve a fantastic, fairly spicy machaca breakfast burrito with egg/chilis ( I add avocado). Big enough to serve 2. Always a hit.

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      EREDSON Oct 30, 2008 05:06 PM

      Cafe Zella on Wilshire at 16th St. in Santa Monica has a very nice breakfast burrito. It's not huge, but the ingredients are of very high quality and it comes out of the kitchen quickly.

      1. Skunk2Racer Oct 29, 2008 06:25 PM

        Dino's gets my VOTE! ask for the COMBO!

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        Dino's Chicken and Burgers
        2575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006, USA

        Dino's Burgers
        2817 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90031

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          byy123 Oct 29, 2008 05:29 PM

          i consider myself a veteran of the breakfast burrito circuit (lucky boy's, tacos corona villa, etc), but the best breakfast burrito i have encountered in LA is the burrito at the Oliveview hospital in Sylmar (seriously!)...perfectly proportioned eggs to potatoes to meat, made-to-order (avoid the pre-made ones under the heat lamp), not overly greasy..you can tell the short order cook takes pride in his work... ask for a roasted jalapeno on the side and there's plenty of tapatio lying around.

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            ronsilverado Oct 29, 2008 10:31 PM

            TVC is notable for their tortilla breakfast burrito. chips are used in lieu of potato (don't worry, they have potato if you want it) making for a sort of chilaquiles stuffed burrito, i get it with chicken. pretty great.

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            jessejames Oct 28, 2008 11:57 AM

            I agree about Frank's. I love that place. I get it with what you mentioned above but chorizo not bacon and they also are happy to dole out a cup of hot ranchero sauce that you can pour into the burrito as you take it down. Also enjoy their selection of cool mexican pineapple and other sodas.

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              justagthing Sep 28, 2008 08:11 AM

              Golden Eagle in Long Beach w/half sausage and half bacon...too big for one meal or one person. Eat half and your already full...the whole thing and you will burst.

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                Deidre7 Oct 26, 2008 12:55 PM

                Yum all these sounds great!!

                I was driving past Cactus Taqueria on Vine today in Hwd and they had a sign for one from 11am (maybe earlier) until 2pm...which is great because weekends I like to sleep in!!!!

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                  JeetJet Oct 31, 2008 12:04 PM

                  I was going thriugh Long Beach this morning and had a map I printed out after reading your post. So I went to Golden Eagle. Thanks. This is a two hand breakfast burrito filled with very good sausage, bacon, eggs, cheese, potatoes and salsa. I asked them to make it with only half the potatoes and it was still too big. For a little under $5 you get more than you pay for.

                  I paid for my food and took my number to my table. As I waited for them to bring my burrito I was getting more and more hungry as noticed the plates being placed at the tables around me. Nice long strips of bacon, long sausage links and then I saw two golden brown pork chops w/ eggs placed on the table next to me. Those chops looked and smelled perfect. I could see the heat rising off of them and I was going nuts. My burrito was even hotter and rapped so nice. Thanks again.

                  Golden Eagle
                  2101 E Willow St (Near Cherry)
                  Long Beach, CA 9999
                  (562) 492-1336

                2. Servorg Sep 28, 2008 05:54 AM

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                    monku Sep 28, 2008 07:27 AM

                    Agree--Lucky Boy's Pasadena....no place puts the amount of bacon in they do. I tell them 86 the potatoes otherwise its toooooooo big !!!

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                      Hypnotic23 Sep 28, 2008 07:45 AM

                      My 2 favorite spots for breakfast burritos would be:

                      -Nat's Early Bites in Sherman Oaks on Burbank-incredible, huge, tasty, great salsa on the side too
                      &
                      -Flooky's on Canoga Ave. in Chatsworth-asian owned spot and they add everything in their breakfast burritos including peppers and just the right amount of heat. I get mine with both sausage & bacon, so good!

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                        JeetJet Oct 26, 2008 09:19 PM

                        I tried Lucky Boy's and yes -- big! Very big. However, I really did not like the flavor or texture of the potatoes. That bacon, yes again, lots of bacon but IMO it did not taste like bacon. I was really hugey yet I dumped it after four or five bites.

                        Of the list above I like Wonder Burgers for my BB. I request 1/2 the potatoes because otherwise it is too bg but since the potatoes have a good flavor I still want some inside. Lots of bacon or sausage and the flavor is very good.

                        Another good BB with chili, egg and sausage (also get cheese) is Tommy's Original. The place that makes the best Breakfast sandwich in the world. Also, The price cannot be beat anyplace

                        Wonder Burgers (Very good / large breakfast burritos, Bacon or sausage, also, chili cheese and egg)
                        2584 E Foothill Blvd
                        Pasadena, CA 91107
                        (626) 578-1422

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                          SoCal Foodie Oct 27, 2008 10:09 AM

                          I second Wonder Burgers for their big and tasty tasty BB and also the bacon BB served at T Burgers in Monrovia. They even have a pastrami BB that's delicious! To add even more flavor I always order my BB with pico de gallo - yum!

                          T Burgers
                          226 W. Foothill Bl
                          Monrovia
                          (626) 357-4844

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                            WildSwede Oct 27, 2008 12:07 PM

                            Third Wonder Burgers (their fried zucchini is also great)! I happen to LOVE Lucky Boy's as well.

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                        jaymor Sep 28, 2008 08:28 AM

                        i am also in search for this........ particularly in the south bay area (san pedro to manhattan beach) ......maybe up to marina del rey is ok too.

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                          Servorg Sep 28, 2008 08:37 AM

                          Have you tried the version they serve at Gaffey Street Diner? Pretty damn good.

                          Gaffey Street Diner
                          247 N Gaffey St. (At W Santa Cruz St)
                          San Pedro 90731
                          310-548-6964

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                            jaymor Sep 28, 2008 04:56 PM

                            yes......good one.....good liver and onions......did not know they had burritos for bkfast though.......any others

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                            quine9 Oct 28, 2008 01:41 PM

                            I LOVE the breakfast burritos from "LBJ Burgers" ... behind "El Burrito Jr" on PCH in Redondo Beach. I get mine with bacon and sometimes add avocado.

                            Also, the breakfast burritos at Amigos Tacos? They have several locations, but I prefer the one at 3216 Manhattan Ave. (in Hermosa Beach).
                            Breakfast Burrito: 2 eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage, ham, hash browns and salsa.

                            mmmm

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