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CASALINDA (6.5)

Posted in Gringo, Venice by burritowizard on March 8, 2010

1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90291

(310) 664-1177

 

Bean & Cheese Burrito $5.49 after tax

Measurements: 8″ circumference; 7″ length (smaller than average)

At the former location of Tortilla Grill, Casalinda is a step down from its predecessor.  Fresh food, fresh ingredients, but with little inspiration.  In our party of three, all three burritos had a big lump of cheese in the middle.  Great location on prime Abbott Kinney, chill atmosphere, forgettable salsa bar.   I paid with a $10 bill, and they gave me a Panamanian dime (.99 USD exchange)

Value: Over Priced

 

WIZARD’S SCORE: 6.5

TORTILLA GRILL (7.5)

Posted in Gringo, Venice by burritowizard on February 15, 2009

tortilla-exterior

1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291

(310) 581-9953


Measurements: 10” circumference, 7” length (wider than average)


Chico Burrito: $5.36 after tax

CLOSED FOR BUSINESS!!!

Venice hangout always packed with people of all ages having a good time. Food is made with canola oil, no lard, no MSG, no sulfites. Chico Burrito: Red rice, pinto beans, jack cheese slice, pico de gallo (no jalapenos).


tortilla-buro

Venice Vegetarian Burrito

3 salsas: hearty red, chunky red and green (no salsa bar). Chunky Red: spicy, fresh (que bueno). Hearty red: good (not spicy). I asked them for all three salsas, but they didn’t put the green in the to-go bag.


Value: Amazing! (for Abbot Kinney and the Westside)


WIZARD’S SCORE: 7.5