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TACO PLUS (7.5)

Posted in Brentwood, Gringo, West LA by burritowizard on November 8, 2009

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1525 S Bundy Drive Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 207-0793

9824 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034

www.tacoplus.com


Measurements: 9” circumference, 8.5” length (longer than average)

Vegetariano: $5.76 after tax

Bean-Rice-Cheese: $4.34 after tax

1/2 OFF Happy Hour 4pm – 7pm = Bean-Rice-Cheese Burrito $2.36 after tax


 

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The front of the menu states: No MSG, Lard, Microwaves or Freezers. The new wave of burrito making is heading away from the noxious, lardy, low-grade poison many have come to expect from Southern California Mexican food, elevating and evolving into a healthier sandwich alternative.

Taco Plus is notoriously slow with orders, the slowest I’ve found with the exception of Woldwide Tacos.  On my first visit I made the mistake of ordering the Vegetariano (fajita style), rather than the Been Rice Cheese, which better allows you to take advantage of the adequate salsa bar.  The location on National Blvd is preferable in my opinion, primarily because of its better quality salsa bar.


 

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Value: Excellent, if you order the Beans Rice Cheese burrito



WIZARD’S SCORE: 7.5


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  1. Bigmouth said, on June 2, 2009 at 8:38 AM

    Next time, try the bean, rice, and cheese burrito with sliced avocado and sour cream added. It’s about as close as you can get to my gold standard — the veggie burrito at Taqueria Cancun in the SF Mission. Also, I’m not a huge fan of Taco Plus’s salsas myself, but give credit where it’s due. They make them fresh — I’ve seen them boiling tomatillos on the stove.

  2. burritowizard said, on November 10, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    You are right about the B-R-C burrito Bigmouth, and the chunkier red salsa at the National BLVD location is far better than average. Simple, clean, and priced right.

  3. Bigmouth said, on January 30, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    I’m really glad you gave these guys another shot, BWiz. One quick correction — I don’t believe they have refried beans anymore, only whole pinto and black. BTW, I think I’ve figured out the main problem with so many LA burritos: the lack of melted cheese. My two LA favorites, Eduardo’s and Taco Plus, both melt the cheese on the tortilla through grilling. This is standard practice in the SF Mission.


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