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CASA (6.5)

Posted in Business District, Gringo by burritowizard on April 2, 2009

casa-downtown-exterior

350 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 621-2249

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

$9.79 for either vegetarian burrito option (w/ side salsa $.25 extra)

I have feared the $10 burrito like some fear the $4 gallon of gas.  At Casa it’s almost here.  Walking by the exterior or viewing the website will leave you with the impression that this is a trendy upscale Mexican restaurant.  At lunch, which is the only time they serve burritos, it’s of the new ilk of restaurants that charge about 20% more for their food, give you the atmosphere of a sit down restaurant,without the added cost of the tip or the convenience of service.  It’s a racket.  Food reminds me of Hugo’s Tacos, but more expensive.  Clean, gringo, gourmet recipes, vegetarian friendly, not for Burritophiles.  But, they’ve got something… If you work at Price Waterhouse Coopers, you’re probably happy to see this place in the food court (which is almost exclusively filled with Nuevo California healthy options).  Salsa tastes more like balsamic vinegar based salad dressing than anything Mexican.

casa-downtown-burrito

Value: one of the worst in town

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.5

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