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HUGO’S TACOS (6.25)

Posted in Atwater Village, Gringo, Studio City, Valley Village, Vegan by burritowizard on August 12, 2009

HUGO'S EXTERIOR

3300 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039

(323) 664-9400

4749 Coldwater Canyon Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 762-7771

www.hugostacos.com


Measurements: 9” circumference, 6.5” length (slightly shorter than average)


Veggie Burrito: $6.53 after tax

Breakfast Burrito: $4.66 after tax


Aesthetically, everything is perfect, like the set of a restaurant commercial where the meal is flavored with food coloring.

Definitely vegetarian and vegan friendly… Two types of Veggie Burritos: Zucchini, Corn and String Bean; and Soy Chorizo, Potato and Zucchini.

Everything is cooked cooked to mush. The rice tastes dead, like a vortex of flavor, and is far too plentiful. No cheese???  The negra is my preferred salsa: a tasty deep rich black sauce, but all the salsas are reminiscent of Chicken McNugget dipping sauces.  If you’ve had burritos in NYC, Hugo’s took a page out of the Big Apple playbook.  The plain breakfast burrito is the best value and it comes with Oaxaca cheese (served all day).


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Value: Not so great


WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.25


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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

poquito-mas-exterior

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