Please help! I moved to West LA from San Diego five years ago and still have not found a juicy, high quality carne asada burrito. Could you please recommend a taqueria or other restaurant on the Westside that serves a juicy steak carne asada burrito (preferably without rice or beans)? A devoted burrito lover thanks you!
I forget the names of many of the places I've tried. For example, I found Tito's tacos boiled meat to be tough and not very tasty (even though I think their salsa is fantastic). The burrito place on Lincoln near Rose right next to the car wash had a pretty good all meat carne asada burrito that went downhill over time. The meat was fatty and the sauce they used to grill/fry the asada gave it an unusual flavor. Benitos on Santa Monica Blvd gave very little meat and way too much in beans and rice (which weren't very good). I've also been to Capo's Taco's on the north side of Santa Monica just West of Bundy and Jose(sp?) in the heart of Westwood village and I found the meat to be just okay at both of these places and the pico de gallo to be poor. I've also tried Super Taco and found it to be mediocre (but the salsa was good). I've been the many others that I can't remember. Unfortunately none impressed me.
To me, an excellent carne asada burrito is so juicy that you have to go out or your way to make sure the juices don't spill on you. The meat is tender and well seasoned and they don't add other stuff (rice, beans, low quality salsa's) that takes away from the flavor of the asada. In an ideal world, my burrito would be 85% carne asada 10% real guacamole and 5% good pico de gallo and/or other salsas.
Thanks for your suggestions!