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Mar 24, 2009 06:36 PM

Unable to travel due to health,does anyone know a place that will ship Carne Asada Burritos?

Ten years ago, I had the priv to stay in San Diego for a few months. I fell in love with the city. Even more, the Carne Asada burritos that were found on every corner. I live in Oklahoma and have searched for this burrito and have not found anything that even came close. I want so badly to share this with my family and friends but sadly even my efforts of making it myself has failed. I now have big health issues and can no longer travel and to spare you the pity party, I am trooping in my quest to have this wonderful treat one more time. Can anyone help? I know that throwing them on dry ice will keep it from being as good as it would if it were fresh but those of you who know how great these things are, like me, wouldn't care. If you know of any place that would make em and ship em, or at least send the goods and let me put it together, you would make me and my loved ones so very happy. (especially because they are probably sick of me going on about them.) LOL Thank you all. God Bless!

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    1. I hope you are comfortable.

      I do not thing they travel well, from the shop to my house, they start to ooze through, below are my thoughts.

      Why not combine the ingredients of a fry-bread taco in a large tortilla.


      You can get thin sliced skirt steak and marinate it in Salsa over night, then grill it, combine in a tortilla with salsa, guacamole and some salsa fresca. I like to drain my salsa before putting it on a burrito. After you grill the meet or cook it in a pan, chop it in small bits.

      Good Luck

      1. The problem of transporting a pre-made frozen one is the kind of ingredients inside. Some need to be cooked, some need to be raw, and if you have to reheat a frozen one it's gonna be a disaster. Cooked guacamole (or, for those who indulge, sour cream) is not pretty.

        I'm sure someone must ship carne asada, though. Better to ship in frozen carne asada, make your own tortillas (or buy some good ones), frozen guacamole or fresh avocados, etc.

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        1. re: The Office Goat

          I don't normally recommend El Indio, but they do ship carne asada. Maybe a order the parts from them and assemble at your end?

          1. re: The Office Goat

            That looks pretty good. That might be the best way to go, since they can include everything in one ready to go box.

            1. re: The Office Goat

              get some of El Indio's chips while you're at it too

              1. re: The Office Goat

                Thank you all so much for the ideas! This looks like the way to go. Thank you for providing the info that makes it easier.

            2. My son is in the military in Texas, and unbelievably, couldn't get a burrito in the small town where he was stationed. I went to his favorite college hangout in San Jose, bought a giant chicken burrito (no salsa, no sour cream) and froze it. I then shipped it Fed Ex. Not something I would do every day, but it made a special treat. He said it thawed and reheated really well.

              I didn't have to mess with dry ice. I had a couple of other frozen food items in a styrofoam container, and shipped it overnight standard. He said that everything arrived still frozen. If I were to make a habit of this, I would experiment with two day shipping, as it is much cheaper, but I didn't want to risk it this time.

              Obviously, you'd need someone on the California end to help you with this quest, but I wanted to let you know that the burrito did freeze and reheat well. Perhaps you could enlist someone at the San Diego Chamber of Commerce to help you, or even San Diego's Craigslist.

              Good luck! As a California burrito afficianado, I understand your quest.

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              1. re: mersidoe

                Thank You soooo much. I do have friends in SD that might be able to help.

                1. re: srs1975

                  My suggestion would be to have one of your SD friends go to Northgate Market. It's on 43rd St., right off the 805. There they can buy marinated carne asada meat, fresh tortillas, salsa, and guacamole. The meat can be frozen, and everything shipped on dry ice. That's going to be your best bet for the best flavor.