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Nov 18, 2009 02:07 PM


I have a relative who absolutely adores burritos and I would like to get him to *the* most outstanding burrito to be found, from Los Angeles (preferably northern side) north to Ventura. Please help me get him to burrito nirvana!

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  1. At El Tepayac, in East LA they have Manuel's Special Burrito, over five pounds worth of ingredients that fill two tortillas. It may not be the best but it certainly is the biggest.

    El Tepeyac Cafe
    812 N Evergreen Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Easily enough for 3 people to eat, but the price has gotten a little out of hand...$18. Two of you could make a big meal out of it.

      1. re: wienermobile

        I had a partner who ate a whole Manuels and then washed it down with a Hollenbeck (a half-size Manuels). He died the next day. No human being can eat a whole Manuels and survive it. I kid you not aboput the facts but seriously don't believe it had anything to do with the food. One of the best places in all of L.A. for Mexican food. Their menudo on the weekends is also top end.

        1. re: Hughlipton

          My ex-boss ate a whole Manuel's on a bet, won $100 and lives to tell about it endlessly.

      2. Yuca's on Hillhurst makes good burritos, not outsized ones.

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        1. re: mc michael

          Thank you, mc michael, for what may be the greatest understatement in the history of this board! Yuca's cochinita pibil burrito is simple, subtle, and delicious -- neither a garbage can of unrelated flavors nor a sermon on acquired tastes -- and it's prepared and presented by real people, not hipsters or folklorists with a cause. Every visit to this wonderful little shack reminds me of why I came home to Los Angeles.

          2056 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        2. Manuel's is good but El Abajeno (Vics) in Culver City for me, is a lot tastier. The El Abajeno burrito is close to the size of Manuel's (or equivalent) but also includes the kitchen sink. Both are way big to eat. The regular combo burritos (made to order at the counter) for me is adequate and well worth the cheap price. You might want to try the carnitas taco which I know you'll like.

            1. Not sure if the OP's search for "Outstanding Burritos" has to do with size, but it seems to impress me.

              Dinos Chicken & Hamburgers on Main Street, LA....huge burritos of all kinds for around $5
              J&S, Montebello for a great machaca burrito. $3
              Lucky Boy's huge breakfast burrito $5.50
              Casa Del Rey, Temple City. All meat chicken burrito (about 1 pound of chicken)

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

              Lucky Boy Drive-In
              640 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105

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

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              1. re: monku

                Yeah, that is a good BB at Lucky boy.