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Feb 10, 2011 11:14 AM

2 in 1 Burrito?

Anyone had one of these things?

Two rolled (Gustavo still calls 'em taquitos) tacos inside a burrito. Apparently originating at Lolitas

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  1. I wonder who has them in addition to Lolita's (I cannot read that name without remembering Lolita the Parrot). Not that it matters - I am already planning out the next lunchtime trip to Kearny Mesa (on my list just underneath the Copper Chimney).

    8310 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

    1. One CAN urinate on a Bible or Quran. And one CAN put rice in a burrito. All three ideas have similar merit.

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        1. re: Fake Name

          Also: wasn't this already parodied on SNL?

          1. re: Fake Name

            I suspect that if you told the nice Lolita's worker to not put any GD rice on your 2-n-1, they'd satisfy your wishes. To be honest, I completely glossed over that factoid!

            1. re: Fake Name

              What's wrong with rice in a burrito ? It's perhaps not classic/authentic etc. but if we only keep making things in a classical way cooking would never progress. I like to have both options available.

              1. re: honkman

                Gaak. And what's wrong with kababs made in East Village when compared with those in Berlin? Why have any preferences at all? Why not throw all standards out the window? In a handbasket on the way to hell, is this culinary world!

                  1. re: Fake Name

                    "And what's wrong with kababs made in East Village when compared with those in Berlin" - Nothing. Better to have both option than none.

                    "Why have any preferences at all?" - Nothing wrong having preferences but again I like to have both choices.

                    "Why not throw all standards out the window?" - Who says what's the right standard and standards are stop signs of progress

                    "In a handbasket on the way to hell, is this culinary world!" - Finally we are in agreement

                    1. re: honkman

                      I understand and appreciate your point of view, Herr Honkman. But, well, some things are just *not done*- it's a matter of keeping this world on it's axis. By putting rice (or lettuce) in a burrito, it runs the risk of this very planet spinning off into the vast vastness of cold deep space.
                      And I'm simply unwilling to participate in the end of all life as we know it. Not on my watch, no sir. We, as taste leaders, should do our part to keep the planet safe from this dangerous practice.

                      1. re: Fake Name

                        So it's time for burrito gulags for "non-conformists" ?

                        1. re: honkman

                          Excellent idea-great suggestion!

                          Good to have you on board.

                  2. re: honkman

                    Go move to San Francisco, ya dang hippie! J/k

                    1. re: jmtreg

                      No Northern California they usually cram their burritos so full of rice (and beans!) that they end up the diameter of a beer can. All the extra starch and filler makes the burrito bland, mealy--and so unwieldy that people frequently break the sucker open and eat the contents with a fork. That's just wrong.

                      1. re: nileg

                        As one who lived in the SF bay area for a while, it is definitely one of the things I don't miss.And for anyone who desires such a burrito, they can get their fix at Chipotle.

                        If you are going to put rice in a burrito, at least use a rice with intense flavor (e.g., persian sabzi polo).

                        1. re: Encinitan

                          "persian sabzi polo" in a burrito--that's an idea!!

                          1. re: daantaat

                            Thanks! Maybe I'll open my own taco shop with the name Alibababertos.

                  You don't tug on Superman's cape.
                  You don't spit into the wind.
                  You don't pull the mask of the old Lone Ranger.
                  And you don't put rice on a burrito.

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                  1. re: Fake Name

                    I mostly agree, but when you have something as flaccid as a chile relleno in the burrito, you need something to help maintain structural integrity.

                    1. re: Josh

                      Tongue depressors, maybe? They have as much business being in a burrito as rice does.

                      1. re: Josh

                        Or a couple of those rolled tacos ;-). That'd certainly hold the chile relleno in place

                        1. re: Josh

                          Why in the world would you hide a perfectly good chili relleno in a burrito?

                          1. re: hoodat

                            A well-made chile relleno burrito is one of the great guilty food pleasures.

                        2. re: Fake Name

                          Please add letuce to you list of malfeasances.

                          1. re: stevuchan

                            Okay, normally, I'd agree but La Posta puts iceberg lettuce on its carne asada burrito which adds a subtle sense of legitimacy and healthiness to a place that is lacking in both.

                            1. re: jmtreg

                              It's perfectly acceptable to place a small (nothing too pretentious!) amount of finely shredded lettuce with bits of pink, unripe and tasteless tomatoes on the styrofoam tray before gently placing the burrito in it's place- sort of a "quiet nest", cradling the bundle of joy.
                              But never inside and contents. Oh, no. Never.

                              1. re: jmtreg

                                Probably the first time iceberg, legitimacy, healthiness, La Posta and carne adada have all been mentioned in the same sentence. Nice job, like your hippe comment above as well.

                                1. re: stevuchan

                                  "Carne Adada"?
                                  An obscure work by Marcel DuChamp involving, no doubt, a urinal and spikes on a clothes iron in proximity to a tortilla wrapped in small bits of flavored meat.
                                  Oh, and signed R. Mutt with a squeeze bottle of hot sauce.

                                2. re: jmtreg

                                  Lettuce is definitely necessary to lighten up La Posta's special quesadilla.

                                  1. re: stevuchan

                                    So, I guess lettuce in a taco would bother you also. hehe

                                    1. re: sd4life

                                      Under the taco, sure. Maybe on the side. Don't get me wrong, I like salad, and I like tacos.

                                      But if one considers a Venn Diagram, the two circles representing a:


                                      should, at no time, overlap.

                                  2. re: Fake Name

                                    it makes as much sense to me as putting rice on a sandwich. Blech.

                                  3. So we've had a rather entertaining, not to mention literary, discourse on the merits of rice vs. no rice, dang hippie S.F. burritos vs. the beloved real S.D. deal (the CAB), and, oddly enough, the role of iceberg lettuce, but still noone has stepped up to the plate and admitted to actually eating one of these babies.


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                                    1. re: DiningDiva

                                      Those 2 in 1 burritos? Nah...eating fried tortillas within tortillas sounds pointless. French fries in a burrito is weird enough for us, thanks.

                                      1. re: nileg

                                        No, read my original post in which I asked if anyone has actually eaten the 2 in 1 burrito as explained in the link I posted. It's a burrito with 2 rolled tacos inside and rice and apparently invented by Lolita's.

                                        I live in the Bay Area for 10 years, so I've eaten my share of mission-style burritos. When in The City I ususally opted for Chavas and the Caldo de Res rather than a burrito the size of my forearm. If I wanted a burrito it was usually from David's Finest Produce in Corte Madera.

                                        But back to the original question...Anyone eaten one of these 2 in 1 gut bombs?

                                        1. re: DiningDiva

                                          I think Fake Name and Josh should volunteer to take one for the CH team...except, of course, the rolled tacos are filled with feedlot beef.

                                          1. re: DiningDiva

                                            Why not go from Corte Madera to Mill Valley to eat at Punjabi Burritos?
                                            An interesting combination of Indian food and Mexican, which quite a lot of history behind it.

                                            1. re: Tripeler

                                              Because when I lived in San Rafael, Punjabi Burritos didn't exist. But it certainly sounds like an idea for my next visit :-)