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Gypsy Jan Aug 20, 2012 01:11 PM

Esquire says "The Best California Burrito" is served at Alejandro's in Costa Mesa, CA.


  1. honkman Aug 20, 2012 02:32 PM

    Esquire and food -> http://goo.gl/kv95Z

    1. deckape Aug 20, 2012 03:19 PM

      Any mag that would consider a burrito with fries in it as anything approaching a "best" burrito gets automatically dismissed in my world.

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      1. re: deckape
        SRMPL Aug 20, 2012 09:50 PM

        Agree, maybe Idaho's best burrito!

        1. re: deckape
          jmtreg Aug 21, 2012 02:31 PM

          Blasphemers! Um, also this is "late night" food, with the emphasis on soaking up adult beverages.

          But back to original point of the post - that burrito doesn't even have guacamole in it. I realize that a California burrito doesn't need to have guacamole on it, but the best California burrito needs to have guac, IMHO.

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          oerdin Aug 21, 2012 09:12 PM

          Maybe we should ask hillbilly bob in Alabama about which restaurant in Sweden serves the most authentic home style Swedish food because, you know, there is just no one more qualified to make such a determination.

          It's the same with Esquire and California Burritos. I'm willing to bet their "studies" of the topic amounted to nothing more than reading some Yelp reviews before spending 20 minutes eating at one restaurant.

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          1. re: oerdin
            pickypicky Aug 22, 2012 06:51 AM

            Sad to say, but all those publications including NYT are well- staffed with 20-something southern Californians. Hillbilly Bob would be a step up, in my estimation.

            1. re: oerdin
              Dagney Aug 24, 2012 10:53 AM

              I just laughed out loud, that was hilarious.

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              oerdin Aug 21, 2012 09:20 PM

              Just so everyone knows what other garbage Esquire was declaring the best late night eats...

              There is "The Buffito at Mighty Taco" in Buffalo, NY which looks like something on Taco Bells menu (complete with flour tortilla and yellow cheese): http://www.esquire.com/features/food-drink/late-night-0912/best-late-night-food#slide-5

              A rather crappy looking hamburger on white toast in Connecticut: http://www.esquire.com/features/food-drink/late-night-0912/best-late-night-food#slide-9


              Completely generic pancakes from some diner in St. Louis: http://www.esquire.com/features/food-...

              Yeah, I think we now all know exactly how much weight to put to Esquire's food recommendations.

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              1. re: oerdin
                cstr Aug 22, 2012 06:32 AM

                'A rather crappy looking hamburger on white toast in Connecticut'. Apprears clear that you've never been to Louis Lunch, the originator of the hamburger. What may look to be crappy is, without question, the best tasting burger in the country, the meat blend is unbelievable and you eat it the way they serve it, meaning no ketchup! Please don't be like a yelper and critique before trying.

                1. re: oerdin
                  TroyTempest Aug 22, 2012 06:36 AM

                  We can all tell a lot about how something tastes by looking at a picture

                  1. re: oerdin
                    littlestevie Aug 22, 2012 01:22 PM

                    As someone who spent several years in St. Louis as a grad student, I can attest to Uncle Bill's Pancake house. The food was really generic, but it was THE place to go for drunk 20 somethings. I was kinda suprised to see it still around after all these years.

                  2. Dagney Aug 24, 2012 10:56 AM

                    We all digress...

                    The best burrito is.....?

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