If you’re looking for a new burrito joint in the Pasadena area, the chile verde at Tonny’s has been getting raves lately. Chile verde burrito has huge chunks of tender, luscious pork (you can’t go wrong with pork here, says yoyomama). Birria is great too, the red sauce complex and not just spicy. Carnitas and chile relleno are also excellent–the only thing that’s consistently subpar here is the al pastor, says Oro3030.
For bean and cheese burritos, J&S (home of the pastrami quesadilla) has the best, says SoCal Foodie–the beans and cheese are blended together for a silky texture. Chorizo burrito is also big and cheap.
Get a bean and cheese burrito at La Bodeguita; the beans aren’t refried, but whole boiled beans in broth, says WildSwede. It’s a very good burrito. Al pastor is just about irresistible, and they make a damn good carnitas burrito too.
ipsedixit recommends Rosarito for carnitas, but the best in Pasadena, says condiment, is the modest Mi Casa. These are Michoacan-style–not very crisp, but intensely porky, with enough crunchy edges to keep you going. They have birria on the weekends, too.
Birrieria La Barca does great birria, of course–probably excellent in a burrito, says Clare K.
Rick’s has an awesome vegetarian burrito, says ciaobella.
Tonny’s Restaurant [Pasadena-ish]
843 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena
887 N. Garfield Ave, Montebello
La Bodeguita Mini Market [Pasadena-ish]
1135 N. Summit Ave., Pasadena
2120 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena
Mi Casa Mexican Fast Food [Pasadena-ish]
812 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena
Birrieria La Barca Jalisco [Pasadena-ish]
10817 Valley Mall, El Monte