BURRITO WISDOM – a vegetarian burrito quest www.burritowisdom.com


Posted in Echo Park, Silver Lake by burritowizard on February 10, 2009


2109 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

(213) 484 9859

Measurements: 9” circumference, 7” length (standard size)


Beans: vegetarian

Rice: made with chicken base

Vegetarian Burrito #1 w/ guacamole: $5.20 after tax

#2 fajita style: $4.80 after tax

If you play the Family Feud of Silver Lake/ Echo Park and are asked to name a local burrito place,  the #1 answer is Burrito King.  It’s prominent signage at the intersection of Alvarado and Sunset can’t be missed.  Pretty much standard issue LA burrito.  There is some debate as to whether they put lard in their beans.  They claim they don’t, and I don’t taste it.  The spot is magic.  Sitting on one of the stools I think of someone moving to LA with everything packed in their car, coming up Alvarado from the 101 freeway to their new home in Silver Lake/ Echo Park (The 2, ie Alvarado at this point, is the dividing line between Echo Park and Silver Lake).  That first night walking (first and last walk in LA) down to Burrito King and having that first Los Angeles burrito forever to be romanticized…



2 types of vegetarian burritos, one with guacamole and the other fajita style, typical red and green sauce (although their red had a special zip).  Their tortillas are a little thicker and dryer than average.

Value: Not really









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  1. tom steenup said, on September 28, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    I really enjoyed your reviews as a resource until I read this one and Im so turned off im compelled to write this. embarrassing!

  2. burritowizard said, on October 3, 2010 at 7:43 AM

    Jonathan Gold praised Burrito King for being “Los Angeles’s classic burrito stand”, but noting it’s “stature declined somewhere in the early 1980’s” To paraphrase my review: The place is romantic, the location is amazing!, and the food is not good.

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