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CASITAS TACO AL CARBON (6.75)

Posted in Burbank by burritowizard on February 14, 2010


405 N Victory Blvd

Burbank, CA 91502

(818) 848-3242

Vegetarian Burrito:  $5.15 after tax

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

Also known as: Casita Taco de Carbon, this is the best burrito spot I’ve found in Burbank, which is not saying a whole lot.  Solid burrito, ample salsa bar, decent prices, but nothing really stands out.  I’ll let the pictures do the talking.  If you’re looking for the best burrito option in Burbank, this is probably it.

Value: Below average prices

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.75

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POQUITO MAS (6.5)

Posted in Burbank, Gringo, North Hollywood, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, West LA by burritowizard on March 24, 2009

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10651 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 994-8226

www.poquitomas.com

Measurements: 8” circumference, 7” length (smaller than average)

Veggie Burrito $4.82 after tax

poquito-mas-salsa-bar

If you like Baja Fresh, Poquito Mas does something simular, only better.  Fresher, better aestetics, and the staff and menu just plain “get it”.  If this place wanted to expand nationally, I’d invest.  The downside: if you objectively analyze the food, it’s not amazing.  The salsa bar looks better than it tastes with heavily gringofied salsas, none of which is remotely spicy or particularly flavorful.


Black Beans or Refried Beans

Value: Very Good (one of their mottos high quality and low cost).

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.5

SHARKY’S WOODFIRED MEXICAN GRILL (6.25)

Posted in Beverly Hills, Burbank, Gringo, Hollywood by burritowizard on March 12, 2009

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1716 North Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 (see other locations at bottom)
(323) 461-7881

www.sharkys.com

 

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Measurements: 8” circumference, 7” length (smaller than average)

 

Bean and Cheese Burrito $4.64 after tax

Grilled Veggie and Tofu Burrito $7.02 after tax

 

“B” level regional chain with organic ingredients.  They miss the mark with their vegetarian burritos, but achieve beauty with their salsa bar.  When I was taking pictures of said bar, one of the employees came over to bask in my appreciation of her well arranged and kept salsa station. 4 salsas and pico de gallo.  My favorite is the “fire roasted” salsa. 

 

sharkys-salsa-bar

 

Value: Not really, and most of their locations are near a better option.

 

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.25

 

 

841 Cordova St. Pasadena, CA 91101

435 N. Beverly Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Burbank Empire Center 1791 North Victory Place Burbank, CA 91502

13238 Burbank Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91401