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Mar 10, 2009 06:05 PM

Best wet burrito

Best wet Burrito at Ella Mae's Cuisine on Wednesday's

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  1. I love burrito's, but haven't a clue as to what a wet burrito is. Could you please explain?

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    1. re: josephnl

      A wet burrito is one with sauce over the top. Dos Burritos makes a mighty fine wet burrito.

      1. re: josephnl

        Burrito thats topped with sauce (red or green) and cheese and its melted on top.

        My favorite wet burrito is the all chicken burrito at Casa Del Rey. One pound of moist stewed chicken meat, more than you can eat.

        Casa Del Rey
        31 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

        Casa Del Rey
        9100 Las Tunas Dr, Temple City, CA 91780

      2. I like the Hollenbeck at El Tepyac in Alhambra. Just quality saucy, cheesy, meaty, goodness. I'll most likely get blasted by other snobby posters saying Tepyac is so-so. They can say what they will, but I stand by this quality little joint.

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        1. re: ohdaylay

          Only problem I have with El Tepeyac these days are their prices.
          $8.95 for a Hollenbeck Burrito and $17.95 for Manuels Special

          1. re: monku

            True that. The prices were never really nice, but they weren't this bad. It's become more of a special occasion thing. For the price, I go to Chano's on Mission. Similar menu, better value. But sometimes, the flavor is worth it, si?

            1. re: ohdaylay

              I guess for the kind of place it is maybe the prices are slightly out of line. I usually eat on the patio because inside seems claustrophobic and the service isn't that great. One day for lunch I saw a family of 6 and I'm looking at what they ordered and I'm thinking around $75 for lunch there on the patio seems a little pricey for what it is. Ciro's across the street is pretty good too.....they said ET is California Mexican, but it is unique in its own way.

              I live closer to Chano's and read a few posts recently talking it up, so I'll give it a try. My new go to Mexican place is My Taco, next thing to try there is their wet burrito.

              1. re: monku

                That place is pretty sweet. The bums hanging out in the parking lot kind of sucks

        2. Where is Ella Mae's Cuisine located?

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          1. re: Norm Man

            Why, do they have good wet burritos?

            Ella Mae's Cuisine
            515 W Compton Blvd
            Compton, CA 90220

            (310) 886-0052‎

          2. El Charro on Venice in Mar Vista has some good wet burritos. They're next to Hurry Curry just east of Beethoven. It's a real hole-in-the-wall and the decor is Zapata/Cisco Kid photos hanging on the walls. Haven't dropped by in a couple of years, but they used to be my go-to for wet burritos.

            El Charro
            12819 Venice Blvd
            Mar Vista, CA 90066

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            1. re: bulavinaka

              I like a good wet burrito once in a while and I do like the one served up at Don Rogelio's in Inglewood on Inglewood Avenue. It's big and it's a bit under six bucks. I remember the first time I ordered one and the owner apolgized that it took a while because they use homemade tortillas. I assured her it was definitely nothing to apologize for. The burrito is not spicy.

            2. I loath wet burritos, but my buddy swears by the mole burritos at Tacos Por Favor.