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BAJA BUD’S (5.75)

Posted in Gringo, Mar Vista, Palms, West LA by burritowizard on March 25, 2009

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11205 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 478-2770

www.bajabuds.com

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Measurements: 8” circumference, 6.5” length (smaller than average)

 

Veggie Burrito $5.68 after tax

 

There are 3 general classification for grading burritos: Equal to Chipotle (6), Better than Chipotle (>6), and Chipotle is better (<6).  Chipotle is better than Baja Bud’s.

Baja Bud’s has a salsa bar.

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Value: Kinda bad

 

WIZARD’S SCORE: 5.75

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GALLEGO’S MEXICAN DELI (6.75)

Posted in Gringo, Mar Vista by burritowizard on February 26, 2009

Gallegos Exterior

12470 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, Ca. 90066

(310) 391-2587

www.gallegosmexicandeli.com

 

Rice: chicken base

Black Beans: vegetarian

 

Measurements: 8” circumference, 7” inches long (slightly smaller than average)

 

Gallego’s Burrito $5.30 after tax

 

Moved from Santa Monica to Mar Vista in 2002 Gallego’s still has an old fashioned quality that reflects its rich family history.  Don’t let the strip mall exterior fool you, they have been family run for over 60 years and has the one-off integrity that no chain can replicate.

 

Gallego’s is tough to define.  Kind of an old school Gringo joint meets authentic Mexican Deli with fresh baked goods, tamales and great tortas.  The salsa bar is rich, but not their shinning achievement.  No jalapenos in the pico de gallo and the salsas are heading in the Gringo direction: light lime verde; hearty verde; and rojo (recommended).

 

Closed on Sundays and holidays.

Gallegos Burrito

Value: Great for the Westside

 

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.75