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Ground Beef Burritos?

WildSwede Nov 1, 2012 01:49 PM

Hi. My friend is looking for a ground beef burrito. Not just any ground beef but seasoned ground beef. It seems that most places that serve ground beef do not season it as they do carne asada. Anyone have any recs for places around Pasadena? Thanks in advance!

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    Ernie RE: WildSwede Nov 1, 2012 03:08 PM

    Del Taco and Taco Lita (in Arcadia)?

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      WildSwede RE: Ernie Nov 1, 2012 03:48 PM

      Yeah, I already tried the Del Taco/Taco Bell, but the answer was Hell No. I cannot remember detecting any flavor in the meat from Taco Lita (but then I have only had the tacos). Maybe Taco Treat - I prefer their tacos over Taco Lita. Thanks,

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        WildSwede RE: Ernie Nov 1, 2012 03:49 PM

        Yeah, I already tried the Del Taco/Taco Bell, but the answer was Hell No. I cannot remember detecting any flavor in the meat from Taco Lita (but then I have only had the tacos). Maybe Taco Treat - I prefer their tacos over Taco Lita. Thanks.

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          kevin RE: WildSwede Nov 1, 2012 06:27 PM

          Well, if you are going to Taco Treat, you may as well order their deep-fried burrito.

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            WildSwede RE: kevin Nov 2, 2012 11:32 AM

            Yup, I usually get those (they are my favorite thing there) and their tacos. Their taquitos are pretty good, too.

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        ns1 RE: WildSwede Nov 1, 2012 04:46 PM

        I DO NOT VOUCH FOR THIS PLACE:

        http://www.erniesnoho.com/

        They have ground beef tacos and this is a common gringo mex place that's recommended on this board for ground beef tacos. I perused the menu and it seems that they distinguish between ground beef (aka beef) and carne asada (aka steak

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        I would call first and confirm.

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          paprkutr RE: WildSwede Nov 1, 2012 04:59 PM

          El Coyote on Beverly Blvd has one. They changed it a little adding more spices. Taco Bell.

          1. Beach Chick RE: WildSwede Nov 1, 2012 05:09 PM

            My DH had a ground beef burrito with red sauce and melted cheese at Casa Vega..
            It's been awhile and he asked if they could make him a burrito since they have the ground beef tacos on the menu.
            He said it was one of the best burritos.
            I love this place...call to make sure.

            www.casavega.com

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              scottca075 RE: Beach Chick Nov 2, 2012 06:51 PM

              Is Casa Vega still dark like a cave??

            2. WildSwede RE: WildSwede Nov 1, 2012 06:08 PM

              Awesome! Thank you, everyone! I will let him know. He also used the words "old school". Thanks again!

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                kevin RE: WildSwede Nov 1, 2012 06:27 PM

                I really really really liked Bobby's Place on Walnut in Pasadena.

                1. ipsedixit RE: WildSwede Nov 1, 2012 07:12 PM

                  Mijares in Pasadena.

                  1. bigtums RE: WildSwede Nov 2, 2012 12:14 PM

                    There's a place in silver lake/ echo park called Rick's drive thru-by dodger stadium and the 5 freeway. They season they're ground beef. I've only had their crunchy taco (when I was on a crunchy taco hunt), but I'm sure they make burritos with that meat.

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                      jesstifer RE: bigtums Nov 2, 2012 12:48 PM

                      Second the burrito at El Coyote. Had one two nights ago. Also, Henry's Tacos on Moorpark and Colfax.

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                        LuluTheMagnificent RE: jesstifer Nov 2, 2012 06:32 PM

                        I thought Henry's Closed?

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                          wienermobile RE: LuluTheMagnificent Nov 2, 2012 06:48 PM

                          Henry's is not gone yet.

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                            jesstifer RE: LuluTheMagnificent Nov 6, 2012 12:02 AM

                            The day Henry's closes is the day I stop going to the Valley for gringo tacos and burritos. Oh , wait, Casa Vega...

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                              kevin RE: jesstifer Nov 7, 2012 10:18 AM

                              Henry's Tacos is possibly the very very very best for ground beef tacos and burritos. Henry's reminds me of a gourmet version of Taco Bell, for what it's worth.

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                                ns1 RE: kevin Nov 7, 2012 10:20 AM

                                moorpark and TUJUNGA, not moorpark and colfax, correct?

                                https://plus.google.com/1064053361010...

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                                  kevin RE: ns1 Nov 7, 2012 10:55 AM

                                  damn, i always forget.

                                  yeah, tujunga sounds right, in case i posted an incorrect address above.

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                        mrsantora RE: WildSwede Nov 2, 2012 06:23 PM

                        The only place I know that does a great ground beef burrito is Plancha Tacos - http://planchatacos.com/ Unfortunately they're on 3rd street in Beverly Hills. I'm a big fan and in addition to a great ground beef burrito in addition to a tiger shrimp taco that is really phenomenal.

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                          LuluTheMagnificent RE: WildSwede Nov 3, 2012 07:32 AM

                          Lucy's El Adobe would probably make you one too.

                          1. mucho gordo RE: WildSwede Nov 3, 2012 10:29 AM

                            WOW! I read all these responses and learned something. I thought the use of ground beef was limited to the taco bell/del taco places and no self-respecting mex place would serve anything but "unground" meat.

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                              Servorg RE: mucho gordo Nov 3, 2012 10:41 AM

                              http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/fo...

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                                mucho gordo RE: Servorg Nov 3, 2012 10:45 AM

                                Thanks, Servorg. I had forgotten about picadillo, mainly because the only place I've ever seen it is Ramona's frozen burritos.

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                                  Servorg RE: mucho gordo Nov 3, 2012 10:48 AM

                                  Our favorite "gringo" Mex-Am place, Don Antonio's http://www.donantoniosla.com/ does picadillo tacos and a chimichanga. The funny thing is they don't offer a picadillo burrito. I am particularly fond of their quesadilla filled with chorizo.

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                                    mucho gordo RE: Servorg Nov 3, 2012 11:15 AM

                                    They won't make a picadillo burrito for you? That's weird.

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                                  jesstifer RE: Servorg Nov 6, 2012 12:05 AM

                                  Likewise, Servorg. I never knew that picadillo was, essentially, ground beef. I (or someone close to me) will be posting quite a bit about ground beef as an underappreciated burrito protien soon.

                              2. WildSwede RE: WildSwede Nov 6, 2012 09:43 AM

                                Thanks, everyone. As I already knew, you guys are awesome! ;-) Now, go vote!

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                                  tissue RE: WildSwede Nov 7, 2012 11:13 AM

                                  I think Malo might have it

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