Source: Discover Los Angeles
The burrito, a beloved Mexican food item featuring a flour tortilla and a range of fillings, has origins in northern Mexico, with most people pointing toward the border town of Ciudad Juárez. Now, some of the most famous burritos are rooted in California. For instance, Mission burritos in San Francisco can be massive, and in San Diego the California burrito is known to contain French fries. In Los Angeles, we’re not bound by any particular traditions, so you’ll find a far larger variety, including many Asian fillings. L.A.’s most famous burrito may belong to Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Café in Boyle Heights, which holds the distinction of serving burritos the size of small schnauzers. However, you’ll probably enjoy these 10 standout burritos even more.
TAQUERIA LOS ANAYA
This West Adams taqueria is the byproduct of hard work from three Anaya brothers (Juan, Manuel and Gerardo), who hail from Guadalajara. The space features framed photos of Pancho Villa on orange walls, along with two-tiered seating. Their meat-filled burritos tout Mexican rice, refried beans, onion, cilantro and guacamole. Seafood gets a different treatment. Regardless, the best option might be lengua, which is boiled, grilled and practically calls for salsa verde, which centers on tangy tomatillo.