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Aug 3, 2009 09:40 AM

Need burrito advice from someone who knows Boston and LA!

Hi folks,
I relocated from Boston (where I'd been about 10 years) to Los Angeles about 2 years ago. One thing I really miss is the burritos from Anna's Taqueria. I have not yet found a burrito place in LA that has a similar style. Does anyone who's experienced Anna's found something similar out here?

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  1. I saw from their Website They use a Fresh-o-matic to steam their burritos. that most times is considered a Mission (SF) style Burrito they are hard to Find here in LA since most places grill the Tortilla rather than Steam. But if you search the boards you might find something which will do in a Pinch.

    For an interesting thread on Fresh-o-matic and Burritos Check out this thread

    Take Care

    - P.

    1. i know came out to LA a couple years ago(They eat at anna's alot) . I don't think they found a burrito similar to Anna's.

      LA is a taco town.

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      2. I'm from the Northeast originally (Boston and NYC). Most places "back East" base their burritos on Mission burritos. Because of the vagaries of food style migration paths, Mission burritos seem to have spread to much (most?) of the rest of the country but not to LA, maybe because LA's Mexican food culture is so much more directly influenced by Mexico.

        I was surprised to learn this when I moved out here. Lack of Mission burritos is a frequent lament on this board. This thread (started in 2002, but lots of updates from last year) mentions places you can get burritos that kind-of-sort-of are like Mission burritos, but I've yet to hear of anyone finding the real thing out here.

        1. i am from Boston but moved out here in 99 so my memory of Anna's is somewhat dated. However, the Habanero Grill in the food plaza behind the CAA building in Century City is as close as it's going to get out here. They are big, soft and fantastic. You can stuff them with whatever you want. The rice definitely smacks of Anna's. I work in century city and eat there at least 3 times a week. I'm not proud of this, I'm just telling you because I may be a little biased because it is part of my routine. Again - not proud of it.

          1. I lived in Boston for many years, and loved burritos from Anna's Taqueria (especially at their original location on Beacon St, near Coolidge Corner)... In LA, I get burritos from:

            La Playita
            3306 Lincoln Blvd
            Santa Monica

            Give it a try.