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I know all the Mexican food purists are probably cringing - but I do like a good breakfast burrito now and again. Where are the best ones IYHO?

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  1. Don't know where you live, but check out Mollies Country Kitchen in Laguna Niguel. Don't go by the name, it's run by a Mexican family and serves great breakfasts, including some killer b'fast burritos. It's a locals fav. Love the machaca and there is one that has ham, eggs, cheese, potato and peppers that is yummy. Crowded on the weekends in the morning, but they serve breakfast all day. Couldn't find a website, but here is the info-
    Mollies Country Kitchen
    27932 La Paz Rd
    Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
    (949) 643-9174

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    1. re: BubblyOne

      Heartily second this recommendation. The country breakfast is excellent as well, really good sausage with biscuits and gravy.

    2. Pepe's burrito is killer--thick, meaty bacon and fresh, slightly spicy pico de gallo. With the soft potatoes and fluffy eggs and beans, it's almost too filling (you can get it sans beans if it's just all too much, but on your first try you should just go for it).

      I used to go to the one near Cal State in Fullerton, but they've got a few other locations now too: http://www.pepesmexicanfood.com/

      1. Not sure where you live but I have a few places i've eaten at that had good breafast burritos.

        Pipes Cafe in Newport, Chronic Taco in CDB, Beach Burger in HB, Hanks and Alejandros in Costa Mesa.

        For sure there are more places but these are the one's that are on top of my list.

        Dang it!!! Now I'm craving a Breakfast Burrito!!

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        Pipes Cafe
        325 Old Newport Blvd Ste 1, Newport Beach, CA 92663

        Chronic Tacos
        3601 E Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

        Beach Burgers
        19102 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

        Hank's Mexican Food
        1087 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

        Alejandro's Mexican Food
        801 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

        1. My gold standard is the Corner Cottage in Burbank, and I haven't found one that measures up yet... but thus far the winners are the various Chronic Tacos (the one in HB is the one I go to most often, not the one in NPB).

          I do not like the Pepe's burrito. It was watery and bland, even with the green "pork" sauce (contains no pork). That made me sad.

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            My 2 all time places for a breakfast burrito is Lucky Boys and Tops. Both are in Pasadena. I know it's not far but I moved to Newport Beach about 5 years ago and I have not been since. Lame!!

          2. If memory serves, they have one at The Sugar Shack on Main in HB. Can't remember if it's any good, although it's pretty hard to screw up a b-fast burrito.

            1. Thanks for the tips. Many of these are new to me actually, including Hank's - even though I live in Costa Mesa...

              For me, though - I always kind of think of a breakfast burrito as take out; can't really imagine ordering one and sitting down with it at a restaurant. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone else.

              Couple that I like: Los Primos in Costa Mesa, although you have to watch them like a hawk or request a second tortilla as they are notoriously sloppy with regard to tortilla closure; La Tiendita in San Clemente makes a nice one; Rooster Cafe in Costa Mesa hits the spot, although some might consider it a little too... simple ... maybe even a little boring, but it definitely satisfies.