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


Posted in Pasadena by burritowizard on March 4, 2009

Burrito Express Sign

1567 E Washington Blvd Pasadena, CA 91104

(626) 798-0844



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


Regular JVC burrito without meat: $4.68 after tax


Refried Beans: lard

Rice: chicken base


In the arid northern region of Pasadena lies this oasis for burritophiles.  Charming, owner operated, and charismatic this place is worth a visit for carnivores.  Unfortunately they only have refried beans with lard, which for most vegetarians is a no-no.  Three types of salsa: warm red enchilada sauce (zero spice), warm green enchilada sauce (medium spice) and hot and spicy (think and wonderful) red chili sauce (makes my top 20 all time). 


Creative menu with classic cultural references to Ross Perot (independent self financed presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996) and Judge Ito (presided over the O.J. Simpson trial 1994-1995).  At my visit a regular, who drove all the way from Burbank, was discussing a new burrito secretly in the works at Burrito Express.  In the interest of anonymity I stayed out of the conversation, but what could it be?  The “everlasting burrito”?



Burrito Express Burrito


Value: yes, too bad I swore off refried beans…




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