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CACAO DELI/ MEXICAESSEN (6)

Posted in Eagle Rock by burritowizard on November 13, 2010

1576 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

(323) 478-2791

www.cacaodeli.com

Flor de Jamaica Burrio: $7.96 after tax

Hibiscus Flowers, Cactus Paddles, and Squash Blossoms attempt to distract from the general lack of purpose or taste.  If this place was cheap or in Iowa, I’d give it a pass.  Great vibe, good coffee, if you need a spot to meet-up in the area, consider this.

Three types of salsa w/ different colors; flavor?????

Value: Good for date night/ terrible for burritophiles

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6

SENOR FISH – DOWNTOWN LA (8.5)

Posted in Downtown, Eagle Rock, Little Tokyo, South Pasadena by burritowizard on August 11, 2009

Senor Fish Exterior

422 E 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 625-0566

www.senorfishla.com


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


Veggie or Tofu burrito = $6.53 after tax

Bean + Cheese burrito = $4.34 after tax


Pulitzer Prize winning food-ologist Jonathan Gold praised Senior Fish in his review almost a decade ago. Shocking to vegetarians, Burrito Wisdom has deemed Senor Fish one of the best veggie burritos in L.A.  It’s one of the best because of their fresh ingredients, original recipes, 5 different sauces at the self serve salsa bar, and fresh pico de gallo w/ jalapenos.


I awarded the Downtown Los Angeles Senor Fish with the “Best Vegetarian Burrito in Los Angeles” for the first half of 2009, but in July 2009 they tweaked their recipe and decreased the size of their burritos.  These changes lowered their score and knocked them out of the first position.


Vegetarian burrito: Zucchini/ corn based vegetable medley, whole pinto beans (no lard), Spanish rice (red), guacamole, crema, cabbage and cheese in a flour tortilla.  The Tofuritto is great!  Not a big fan of tofu in Mexican, but this works.  Breaded tofu sauteed in a Sriracha sauce (Thai hot sauce).  Similar to the veggie burrito minus the zucchini based medley, plus marinated tofu.


Best sauces: Habanero (hottest), and house salsa (mildest). In between: Chipotle, Guajillo, Verde. The habanero is a light reddish orange that has a distinct spicy flavor. The house salsa is a great burrito compliment too.  Senor Fish is unconventional, their burritos and salsas are outside of the box.  If you are a conservative burrito eater you may not “get” Senor Fish.


senor-fish-piano-salsa-bar

Value: Fair considering the salsa bar


WIZARD’S SCORE: 8.5


Downtown Los Angeles/ Little Tokyo

South Pasadena

Eagle Rock

www.burritowisdom.com

TACO SPOT (6)

Posted in Eagle Rock, Gringo, Vegan by burritowizard on February 21, 2009

Taco Spot Exterior

2006 Colorado Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90041

(323) 256-7001

www.taco-spot.com

 

Measurements: 8.5” circumference, 6.5” length (smaller than average)

 

Vegetarian Burrito $6.31 after tax

 

Look at the salsa bar:

 Taco Spot Salsa Bar

The salsa bar is disappointing, and there is black pepper in the pico de gallo.  

Amazing “real” vegetarian burrito w/ black beans (refried option).  Very well constructed.

 Taco Spot Burrito

Value: No.  Seems really expensive for what you get.

 

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6

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