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Zaba’s (6.75)

Posted in Eastside, Las Vegas, Nevada, Spring Valley by burritowizard on August 7, 2011

3318 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89121

(702) 435-9222

Measurements: 9″ circumference; 7″ length (standard size)

Vegetarian Burrito $6.47 after tax

Vegas is the type of town that most will only spend a day or two.  Too much food, too much everything.  That’s what makes everyday working people lunch spots like Zaba’s intriguing.  Zaba’s is the best burrito option in town.  Lots of fresh options, sweet potatoes are a stand out, descent salsas, fresh ingredients, and good assembly oversight.  “Have it your way” style at it’s best.  Black beans, because the pinto have bacon.  I spent $40 on a cab ride to and from the resort atmosphere of the Strip to Zaba’s about 10 miles east in what felt and looked like what I’d expect Iraq or Afghanistan to be on this scorching July weekend.  This place is VEGETARIAN friendly.

Arbol (left); and Tomatillo Jalapeno (right)


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Posted in Downtown, Historic Core by burritowizard on August 6, 2011

108 W 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 687-8040



Measurements: 9″ circumference; 7″ length (standard size)

Build your own burrito $6.57 after tax


Vegetarian burritos are subtle by nature.  The simple nuances are key to a burrito’s success or failure.  Most are relegated to mediocrity.  The median is a fruitful category.  It’s rare for a clean, fresh, healthy burrito to fall below the average.  Charcoal Grill has achieved this rare feat.  Flavorless, pointless, and possibly the worst salsa in the history of time.  As a burritophile this place makes me contemplate anorexia.  The one plus: if you don’t add meat or veggies, you can build your own burrito for $5.99 + tax = $6.57.  With Chicken $9.26.