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Breakfast Burritos in West LA?

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jsandler Nov 21, 2010 10:32 AM

Any one know of a good place to get Breakfast Burritos in West LA/Santa Monica? There's one place I know of at Santa Monica and Bundy, but I find their breakfast burritos lacking.

I did a search, but the only information I found seemed out of date.

Thanks!

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    mdpilam RE: jsandler Nov 21, 2010 12:41 PM

    The only place I tend to get breakfast burritos on the westside is Tacos Por Favor. They're pretty good.

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    Tacos Por Favor
    1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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      bulavinaka RE: jsandler Nov 21, 2010 04:09 PM

      Don't know if you're looking for some sort of standard or "traditional" breakfast burrito - is there a standard? Anyway, Bower's Sausages sells both their sausages and prepared food using their sausages at various farmers markets. I've never gotten one but they look like there's enough to feed at least two pretty hungry people, and it's definitely one of the more popular prepared food items that I see shoppers eating at the tables. Shredded cheddar is grilled while a flour tortilla is laid on the coagulating glob, and more cheddar is laid on the tortilla. They then put on a scrambled egg/home fries mix, then the sausage - your choice - and grilled onions on request. They usually have at least a half-dozen varieties of sausages to choose from.

      1. Servorg RE: jsandler Nov 22, 2010 04:45 AM

        In Mar Vista you should give Gallegos Mexican Deli a try.

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        Gallegos Mexican Deli
        12470 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

        1. soniabegonia RE: jsandler Nov 22, 2010 02:10 PM

          There's a truck that parks in front of AAA on that weird stretch of Centinela just south of Olympic. Good breakfast burrito w/ my minimum 3 requirements: **hash browns**, at least 1 meat, and of course, eggs. This one comes w/ sausage, bacon and ham! (little bits of each, but the combinatino really works) Can't remember if there's cheese involved but that's not a requirement for me...

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            hboy RE: jsandler Nov 23, 2010 03:46 AM

            Kinda random, and in Culver City which isn't exactly West LA, but a coworker of mine got me hooked on the $3.95 monster breakfast burritos at Tom's #5, at Robertson and Venice...Inc. Eggs, cheese, hashbrowns and choice of meat

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              Servorg RE: hboy Nov 23, 2010 04:07 AM

              There's another Tom's (#1 in this case) on Pico near 23rd in Santa Monica. I wonder if their burrito is up to the same level of edible nirvana as the Tom's you frequent? If so it would be in the geographically preferred area.

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                Servorg RE: Servorg Nov 23, 2010 05:07 AM

                One other thought. Campos Burritos on the corner of 20th and Pico in Santa Monica has an extensive lineup of breakfast burritos: http://www.menupix.com/menudirectory/...

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              noahbites RE: jsandler Nov 23, 2010 06:06 AM

              Bergamot Cafe has a few breakfast burritos, and they tend to be on the lighter/smaller side -- which isn't always a bad thing.

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                jsandler RE: jsandler Nov 23, 2010 07:33 AM

                Thanks for the responses everyone. I will have to give a few of these places a try.

                A place I did find with decent breakfast burritos is Benito's Taco Shop at Santa Monica and Federal.

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                Benito's Taco Shop
                6751 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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                  AAQjr RE: jsandler Nov 23, 2010 11:28 AM

                  I like that place. reminds me of the taco shops common in San Diego. Good taquitos, not something I normally order except for there or in SD and burritos.

                  Just be careful not drip on you car after getting it washed next door.

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                  chowbee RE: jsandler Nov 23, 2010 07:35 AM

                  Big Tomy's on Sawtelle & Pico makes a simple but delicious (and huge) breakfast burrito. Just eggs, potatoes, and cheese--but much better than the sum of it's parts. You can add meat if or avocado if you like. Be sure to get extra red salsa (on the side) as that really puts it over the top. I really miss living right near there.

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                  Big Tomy's
                  11289 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                    Jase RE: chowbee Nov 23, 2010 01:44 PM

                    Second this, especially the salsa part.. It's a huge burrito, the kind that will fuel you for several hours of hard work. Wonder if the day laborer set up across the street has anything to do with that.

                    I made the mistake of grabbing one of those burritos once before going into the office on a Saturday while on short sleep. Yeah, I wasn't nearly as productive as I wanted.

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                    BabyBao RE: jsandler Nov 23, 2010 01:19 PM

                    Panchos on Lincoln next to the Venice Whole Foods also makes good breakfast burritos.

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                      Servorg RE: BabyBao Nov 23, 2010 01:30 PM

                      Do you have any experience with George's Burgers on the SE corner of Lincoln and Marine St? I intend on giving them a try very soon and wondered if anyone had any insight.

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                      George's Burgers
                      3101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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                        bulavinaka RE: Servorg Nov 23, 2010 04:48 PM

                        I've never eaten at George's but some work associates used to go here because the food items were incredibly inexpensive. These folks are no Hounds by any stretch of the imagination. But they loved the prices and the relatively quick service.

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                          Servorg RE: bulavinaka Nov 23, 2010 04:51 PM

                          Thanks for the input, Bula. I plan on starting with a breakfast burrito (their website says they open at 6 AM - which works well for me). I'll post afterward and give my assessment.

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                            Servorg RE: bulavinaka Nov 27, 2010 10:59 AM

                            So I went to George's this morning at 6 AM and tried one of their chorizo breakfast burritos. This is a very substantial burrito. I got the works, which included potatoes and beans and chorizo and scrambled eggs along with salsa and they grilled the tortilla and wrapped it in aluminum foil then then paper. It was around $4.75 and completely killed my post bike riding appetite. I would give it a C+ or a B- - the ingredients were not more than the sum of their parts to me. But they have a great line up of burgers that I intend on trying next time. The interior reminds me a little bit of Big Tomy's. Utilitarian to the Nth degree. But nice guys manning the grills and they were open even a little before 6 AM, so I give them extra credit for that.

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                            George's Burgers
                            3101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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                              kevin RE: Servorg Nov 27, 2010 12:15 PM

                              did they have gyros on the menu. ??? i don't think i could ever bicycle after a hefty, brobdingian bfast burrito.

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                                Servorg RE: kevin Nov 27, 2010 01:40 PM

                                "i don't think i could ever bicycle after a hefty, brobdingian fbast burrito"

                                Nor could I. I had finished my ride, THEN had the burrito at George's.

                                Menu: http://www.georgesburgers.com/menu.htm

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                                  kevin RE: Servorg Nov 27, 2010 03:09 PM

                                  My bad. Once again, I misread.

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                                    Servorg RE: kevin Nov 27, 2010 04:07 PM

                                    No worries. For my longer weekend rides I generally eat some type of energy bar during the ride. That's new for me, but getting older I really find it makes a difference to how much I "die" on the way home. The post ride meal is something I look forward to and am always hunting for places that open really early. A six AM opening is rare (and appreciated), so I was glad to find George's.

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                                kevin RE: Servorg Nov 27, 2010 12:16 PM

                                what other goodies where on the george's menu?

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                                  bulavinaka RE: Servorg Nov 27, 2010 05:24 PM

                                  Thanks for reporting back. Sounds like your ride and your breakfast cancelled each other out? :)

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                                    Servorg RE: bulavinaka Nov 27, 2010 06:09 PM

                                    "Sounds like your ride and your breakfast cancelled each other out? :)"

                                    I wish... ;-D>

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                                kevin RE: Servorg Nov 23, 2010 08:24 PM

                                Corner cottage has really really really good ones.

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                                  Peripatetic RE: kevin Nov 23, 2010 08:48 PM

                                  In WLA?

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                                    kevin RE: Peripatetic Nov 23, 2010 10:00 PM

                                    My bad.

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                                      Peripatetic RE: kevin Nov 24, 2010 12:26 AM

                                      You had my hopes up. ;)

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                                        Servorg RE: Peripatetic Nov 24, 2010 04:14 AM

                                        Once there was a silly old ram
                                        Thought he'd knock a hole in a dam...

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                              Eastside Eater RE: jsandler Nov 30, 2010 01:53 PM

                              I like the breakfast burritos at Overland Cafe in West LA (Overland near Venice). They also have a great unlimited champagne brunch on weekends. Come early. The place gets packed on the weekends! It is also loud (people talking)...in case noise bothers you.

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