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Best lobster burrito

As I'm sure you all know, California spiny lobster season has opened (see thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810939). That means it's lobster burrito time. I seem to recall an amazing lobster burrito I had in PB, but that was a long time ago. So, what's THE place to go to?

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  1. Waruguma in San Pedro, Belize. You can't finish their lobster burrito, requires some travel time.

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    1. re: Veggo

      Thanks, but not only can I not finish their burrito, given the distance I won't even be able to start. Anything in SD?!?!?

      1. re: cravingcoppa

        Is Ensenada within striking distance? DD and BC will fix you up.

        1. re: Veggo

          You're killing me, Veggo. A day munching lobster and draining Pacificos in Ensenada sounds amazing, but I don't think it's going to happen for me anytime soon. San Diego County! Please!

    2. I really like the Mi Ranchito lobster burrito in Rancho Penasquitos

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      1. re: chetatkinsdiet

        I second Mi Ranchito. Big tasty chunks of lobster.

        1. re: DeLobstah

          This one's at the top of my list next time I'm in town. Thanks!

        2. re: chetatkinsdiet

          Stopped in here today to try it out. The owner mentioned he had been going through a lot of lobster lately. I told him about the CH'er recs. He said he will be stocking up.

          This really was an excellent burrito with a lot of lobster and well worth the $9.49. I'll be back for this and to try other menu items.

          Thanks for the tip!

        3. Rimel's in La Jolla..
          Bahias taco shop in Bird Rock
          Ortegas in Hillcrest for Puerto Nuevo..

          Nothing like fresh spiny lobster...grilled with flour tortillas and gobbs of butter and tons of cold pacificos..

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          1. re: Beach Chick

            I'll second Ortegas, but you've got to roll your own.

            Tableside guac is awesome as well.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              One would think that a federal prosecutor with aspirations, may choose a dining companion to "roll one" for him?...:)
              As to guac, yoyo. ya on ya own.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                Always prefer rolling my own..
                Gotta try the tableside quac..

                Have you dined at Hacienda de Vega in Escondido?

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  No, still trying to explore areas in/around downtown.

                  I'll make sure to make a notice of Hacienda d Vega. Thanks.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Las Cuatro Milpas is one of my faves..under the Coronado bridge.

                        1. re: Beach Chick

                          Chorizo con Huevo and a tamale.

                          Typical Monday breakfast with the crew.

                          1. re: Fake Name

                            You'll pardon my correction. But it is "tamal". Most English--only speakers don't know that. You get street cred for using the correct word.

                            What kind of tamal did you have? Any vegetarian options? No street cred for asking that question.

              1. Downscale and inexpensive...El Zarape

                But why does anyone want to put lobster in a burrito??!????

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                1. re: DiningDiva

                  Bet I could change your mind. A diver friend of mine gave me a two lb bug last Tuesday. It goes a lot farther in burritos and I was able to feed my wife and I, plus two hungry teenagers.

                  Blanched it, shocked it, removed the meat, and then slow poached in butter with a whole garlic clove and some diced shallot. Chopped up the meat, added to a warm tortilla with fresh shredded cabbage (red and white). Made a creamy chipotle sauce with a little of my home made chipotle (yes I grow and smoke my own), lemon, and crema. topped it with garden fresh pico de gallo and rolled those bad boys up. Served with rice and black beans. It was insanely sweet and tasty. The family just devoured it all . You know it's good when everybody around our dinner table is silent!

                  ETA - But I understand your sentiment. I'm not a big fan of Puerto Nuevo style lobster, because they usually use frozen lobster, and fry it in oil until its rubbery and greasy. No thanks. I don't even think Ortega's lobster in Hillcrest is very good and certainly not worth what they're charging..

                  1. re: RhonelyInsanediego

                    I'll be right over, it sounds delish :-)