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Jun 29, 2012 11:12 AM

Recommend me one burrito.

Okay, I'm tired of hearing how great your burritos are. Recommend me one burrito anywhere in San Diego, can't be a sit down restaurant.

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  1. CAB at La Posta #8 on Washington in Hillcrest (by Bronx Pizza)
    Carnitas Burrito at El Cuervo on Washington in Hillcrest

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    1. re: DiningDiva

      Oh, but the CAB at La Posta #8 must be consumed between 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. (so as to get the full effect).

      Or. . .the CAB at Dos Brasas on San Diego Ave.

        1. re: jmtreg

          Actually, I take back my suggestion for Dos Brasas (although its really good). Instead, my official recommendation is for the adobada burrito at Taco Fiesta on India Street.

          1. re: jmtreg

            Went to La Posta on Sunday morning (attempted negative time run). Not bad for late late munchies, but felt like I would have been better served just going to bed than driving that far.

            1. re: jmtreg

              This is a true story. A long time ago, I was a resident of Scripps Mercy Hospital with a very serious illness. I was consuming a wide variety of powerful drugs and I was far from my right mind. Sometime after midnight, I had a hunger that hospital food could not satisfy. So I unplugged the machine that controlled my intravenous medication, buttoned up my hospital gown, took the elevator to the ground floor, walked across Washington street with my IV cart, and ordered a late night snack at La Posta. Several people remarked on the way that I should probably return to the hospital, but when I reached La Posta in my gown with an IV cart dripping drugs into me, no one batted an eye. When I returned to the hospital, quite satisfied with my meal, the nurses were not amused. The next day, when my girlfriend visited, she was surprised to find me moved to another room, in the "safe ward," that is, a room with a guard at the end of the hall. I don't remember what I ate, but it was damn good at the time!

              1. re: Idyllwild

                Great story, Idyllwild! And, yes,I'm sure not an eyelash was batted at La Posta! whatever you ate must have been ok because you're still with us. I tried the same thing at Kaiser Zion but they picked me up off the floor before I could crawl out the door.

          2. Carne asada burrito at Rudy's in Solana Beach.

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            1. re: gator28

              +1 on Rudy's. The asada in the torta is even better (different cut, I believe). There is also a branch in Carlsbad (or there used to be).

              1. re: gator28

                I generally loath burritos. Anything crammed randomly in a wad of flour tortilla would be much better as a taco, where it belongs.

                Having said that, the carne asada burrito at Rudy's is a burrito I'd gladly eat. Even if it's not really Mexican food, it is delicious.

                The carnitas burrito at El Patron in Mira Mesa is also a guilty non-authentic pleasure.

                1. re: y6y6y6

                  Y6x3...I couldn't agree more. When I lived in the Bay Area I learned to eat Mission style burritos. They contained everything except the kitchen sink. A gut, calorie and (usually) fat bomb. Then I moved back home to San Diego and rediscovered the bliss of our more streamlined regional carne asada burrito. Tortilla, carne, guac and works way better than the overstuffed meal in a package bigger than your head MIssion burrito.

                  1. re: DiningDiva

                    I once had someone in SF tell me to F off, leave town, and die in a fire after blogging about my disgust over Bay Area burritos.

                    After years of people telling me I'd never understand burritos until I went to San Francisco and tried some of the best there, I did. They were no better there. Worse if anything. Conversely, the tacos in the Bay Area are much better than most in San Diego, and easily rival LA taco options. How they can deliver great street tacos yet ruin their pride and joy burrito is beyond me.

                    1. re: y6y6y6

                      We're so close to the border that if we want tacos we simply go to TJ. Hard to beat those anywhere...Mexico or the US

              2. The California Burrito at Santana's (MEX) anytime between 2 am and 4 am. <g>

                The very best was at the Point Loma shop anytime after Captain's Quarters (RIP) closed!

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                1. re: svnirvana

                  "The California Burrito at Santana's (MEX) anytime between 2 am and 4 am" - Agreed, that burrito has something addictive after a few cocktails/beers

                2. If El Porvenir in Barrio Logan is still open, they have the best carnitas burrito.

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