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JULIO’S MEXICAN GRILL (7.75) CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

Posted in Hancock Park, Miricle Mile by burritowizard on June 17, 2009

Julio's Exterior

CLOSED!!!!! CLOSED!!!!! CLOSED!!!!!

5174 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 931-5868

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

Garden Burrito $5.90 after tax

Julio’s sub rosa storefront near the corner of Wilshire and La Brea is known only to a few, which may be the side effect of locating inside strip mall real estate.  Centralized location near LACMA,  Julio’s is a sleeper burrito shop with a great vegetarian menu.

Originally opened sometime around 1994, the current ownership took over about 8 years ago keeping all the original recipes, decor, and Carlos the inventor of the Atomic salsa (an alien looking salsa that’s Balls to the Walls hot).

Julio's Salsa

(ABOVE TOP LEFT: ATOMIC; TOP RIGHT: MEDIUM NEGRO; BOTTOM LEFT: HOT SRIRACHA; BOTTOM RIGHT MILD TOMATILLO)

Three types of vegetarian burritos: (1) Standard: beans, rice, cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo; (2) Garden: zucchini, potato, carrot, broccoli, rice, cheese and guacamole; (3) Fajita style.  Take your pick, but the Garden Burrito is unique and has a synergy with the salsas that the other two don’t.

Julio's Burrito

(ABOVE VEGETARIAN BURRITO)

Julio's Garden Burrito

(ABOVE GARDEN BURRITO)

Value: very good for the area

WIZARD’S SCORE: 7.75