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GALLEGO’S MEXICAN DELI (6.75)

Posted in Gringo, Mar Vista by burritowizard on February 26, 2009

Gallegos Exterior

12470 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, Ca. 90066

(310) 391-2587

www.gallegosmexicandeli.com

 

Rice: chicken base

Black Beans: vegetarian

 

Measurements: 8” circumference, 7” inches long (slightly smaller than average)

 

Gallego’s Burrito $5.30 after tax

 

Moved from Santa Monica to Mar Vista in 2002 Gallego’s still has an old fashioned quality that reflects its rich family history.  Don’t let the strip mall exterior fool you, they have been family run for over 60 years and has the one-off integrity that no chain can replicate.

 

Gallego’s is tough to define.  Kind of an old school Gringo joint meets authentic Mexican Deli with fresh baked goods, tamales and great tortas.  The salsa bar is rich, but not their shinning achievement.  No jalapenos in the pico de gallo and the salsas are heading in the Gringo direction: light lime verde; hearty verde; and rojo (recommended).

 

Closed on Sundays and holidays.

Gallegos Burrito

Value: Great for the Westside

 

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.75

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  1. Bigmouth said, on January 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    I’ve been a little underwhelmed by the burritos at Gallegos. I like that they have pico, but it’s a little watery and bland for my taste. I really wish they would melt the cheese on the tortilla — there’s nothing worse than cold, gloppy cheese on a burrito.

    BTW, this isn’t a burrito rec, but I highly recommend the chilaquiles at Pepy’s Galley (inside Mar Vista Lanes) if you’re in the area. Try them with eggs over easy and a side of the dark-red salsa. That salsa is among the best I’ve ever tasted.


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