I stopped by my local favorite cheap taqueria on the way home from work tonight; Palomino's #2 at Clairmont Mesa Blvd. and Ruffin Road. Ordered something different for me: a California burrito. What I get is a huge Sunday-edition burrito with carne asada, french fries, cheese, salsa, sour cream. I was a little afraid at first (could just see the HDL and LDL battling for positions in my bloodstream), but dug in. It was great! Maybe because I was dead tired from office and needed a comfort-food fix, but it was fresh and piping-hot and very filling of course.
So has anyone had CA burritos from other places that are similar, are they carne asada fries wrapped up in a flour tortilla? It reminded me of my HSO's home-cooking Lomo Saltado, Peruvian steak strips with fries, only without the gravy. I would love to sample other restaurant versions, any recommendations or comments?