Yesterday I wanted a chorizo burrito for breakfast and recalled that I never tried one at what is IMO the best taco stand in the LA area, Taqueria LA Cabana. I have always ordered the tacos made with lengua, chicken, al pastor, or deep fried shrimp. They are very good and have caused me to ignore the sign, “chorizo taco, $1.” I also never tried the chorizo taco because I thought there would not be much more to it than some grease. Yesterday, since I really wanted that chorizo flavor, I took the $1 chance and ordered a chorizo taco. What I saw was a small mound of what appeared to be quality juicy ground meat on top of two small corn tortillas topped with fresh chopped cilantro, onion and a very good green salsa. Three or four bites of outstanding moist chorizo flavor and that made me order a chorizo burrito. I requested only chorizo, rice, cilantro, onion and the green salsa – no eggs, no beans. It was a two hand burrito and half way through I was full but I ate it all without stoping because it was that good. Simply the best chorizo burrito I have ever had. A must try.
It is so hard to find a single good item at so many places but this little Hole-in-the-Wall place, smaller than Tommy's original burger stand, has so many really good items that it is hard to pick just one. I returned today and ordered another chorizo burrito and added egg, beans and cheese. It was great but the more items you add, the less chorizo you get. Maybe next I will have chorizo, cheese, rice,cilantro, onion and that green salsa -- no egg, no beans. The more chorizo the better.
Taqueria LA Cabana
3402 Cogswell Rd
El Monte, CA 91732