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Looking for a good Carne Asada Burrito

austxca Jan 10, 2010 03:25 PM

I'm looking for a restaurant that serves *authentic Carne Asada burritos (not carne guisido or fajita beef) with NO beans or rice. Tres rolles on the side would be a bonus. *Authentic Carne Asada Burritos = 13 inch tortilla, "marinated beef carne style, guacamole, and fresh pico. Can anyone help me.. I'm missing Roberto's.....

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    travisleroy Jan 10, 2010 06:46 PM

    Chipotle Grill.

    (I should disclose that I own stock, but only because I like it so much.)

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      sanmiguel Jan 11, 2010 11:36 AM

      "I'm missing Roberto's....."

      Sounds like you are from San Diego. Well, I'm missing Perry's (closed due to fire)..Nothing wrong with Magnolia,Kirby Lane or Austin cafe but they just don't compare. Gimme a combination frittata and I am useless for the rest of the day :-)

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        austxca Feb 5, 2010 07:25 PM

        You got it right.. I'm a native San Diegan that grew up eating Roberto's, Alberto's, Albereto's food. Nothing better than 3 rolled tacos w/guac, and carne asada burrito for 5 dollars.., at midnight. If your from SD you know what I mean.

        I will try Magnolia Cafe.. I heard they make homemade torillas. Thanks to all for the feedback!

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        jbgl Jan 14, 2010 10:40 AM

        The best placebo I've found in Austin is the fajita de res burrito at Taqueria Chapala Jalisco on E Cesar Chavez. It does have lettuce and includes avocado instead of guacamole, so it's not perfect - but it does the job when I run out of frozen Roberto's burritos I brought back.

        1. bubbleboy79 Jan 14, 2010 11:40 AM

          I might try the stand El Primo on S. 1st. Not sure if they have guac, though they probably do, but they definitely have delicious carne asada, and they definitely have carne asada in burrito form. It's found in the parking lot across from Polvo's by Once Over.

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            chowinginaustin Jan 14, 2010 01:49 PM

            I dont think you will be sorry with fuegos...authentic Mexican and Californian http://www.fuegosauthentic.com/ourmen...

            They have the best fish tacos! Out of site! We have had the jumbo burrito with al pastor (so good) but they have carne asada as well. It's definitely a must try! Hubbers and I have never had a bad meal here!

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            The Eater Feb 6, 2010 03:15 PM

            There is no such thing as an "authentic burrito" in south Texas. Those live to the west.

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              achtungpv Feb 7, 2010 04:03 AM

              Check out super burrito...http://www.ilovesuperburrito.com/.

              The "Texas" burrito is a California burrito...carne asada, potatoes, guacamole, etc.

              Also, I haven't been to Aranda's in a few months, so I don't know if they're on the menu here, but I stopped at the one on the Katy Freeway going to Houston and the menu was expanded with a few new items including a Super Burrito California. The waitress literally laughed at me when I ordered it by myself. It was gigantic and it was the best burrito I've had since the last time I went to San Diego.

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                norcal1 Feb 15, 2010 06:56 PM

                Fuego's at 7600 n lamar has the best carne asada burrito, the owners are from southern california and have the right seasoning and meat cuts that I am accustomed to. The meat has a succulent taste and texture and the burrito is huge and filled with beans and rice and guacamole and tomatoes. the kitchen/restaurant is kept very clean and the meat is made cooked to order. Very close in taste to taqueria cancun in berkeley
                and taqueria vallarta in santa cruz if your from norcal you know what I mean..

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                  hlk Feb 17, 2010 01:18 PM

                  And, unfortunately, they are closing soon, aren't they? Get your fix while you can.

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                  austxca Mar 24, 2010 07:48 PM

                  Thank you all for the advice. Perhaps the only way to get an authentic Carne Asada Burrito in Austn, is to open a Roberto's in Austin. Talking to the owners soon...!

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                  1. re: austxca
                    rykerbrown May 7, 2010 09:10 AM

                    I too am from San Diego and moved here about a year and half ago. I love Austin, but when I first moved here I was really disappointed with the Mexican food! It's like they don't know what a burrito is supposed to be. I've never tried Fuegos, I guess I better get there soon. I've often thought about opening up a burrito trailer or something if I lose my job. Hope you persuaded Roberto's to open up out here!
                    (In SD love Roberto's, El Portal, Lucha Libre, El Indio, Hector's in Point Loma for the best fish tacos, Los Palomitos, Cotixan and Taco Motion in PB for $1 fish tacos.)
                    Oh yeah, Torchy's tacos, while no SD burrito, are damn fine.

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                      hlk May 7, 2010 05:58 PM

                      I believe Fuego's closed.

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                    norcal1 Apr 9, 2011 10:56 AM

                    Just wanted to share my latest discovery, by accident i wanted to get something to drink off the lunch truck and glanced up and noticed on the menu "carne asada burrito" I thought i was hallucinating (because i have given up on the mexican food here ) So i took a leap of faith and ordered it..Yes carne asada with beans and rice with lettuce and tomatoe with guacamole the tortilla was grilled on one side of the burrito. My next question i asked the the driver "where are you from?" because you do not find this type of mexican food here, he mentioned the owner is from texas but lived in san jose ca, "i hit the nail on the head' I know my food. any ways it is a snappy snack truck the owner says different trucks have different owners and different menus here is ,the phone number 512-775-9766 i found him at bazaarvoice between 11 and 1 ps... they also have carne asada tacos but i have not tried them yet....just wanted to mention this is more of a "mission style burrito" that is more common in norcal, but different from a san diego style burrito that has a "meat filling" i also wanted to mention it was served with refried beans and not whole beans " i prefer whole bean" and the last time i had one the cook put yellow processed cheese ( a tex mex influence) cheese cheese cheese, can we say constipation everyone..

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                      norcal1 Apr 9, 2011 12:42 PM

                      just wanted to mention he said he has about thirty stops so he is all over town

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