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newhound ISO SF Mission-style burritos in OC/LA

Wonginator | Apr 6, 200505:11 PM

Hi to all,

I'm a newbie here who has been lurking for the past month reading most of the older messages here.

One type of food that I've been in search of that I haven't really seen discussed yet is the Mission-style burrito. For those not familiar with the Mission-style burrito, it originated in San Francisco's Mission District area. The burritos tend to be served on huge flour tortillas which are steamed, served with your choice of meats, usually with white rice instead of normal Spanish/Mexican fried rice, cheese, guacamole, beans. The most distinguishing feature of the burrito is that it's wrapped in aluminum foil, and the burrito is pretty fat in girth, but not necessarily in length.

The closest I've found to a Mission-style burrito anywhere in OC, where I live, is the burrito at the Chipotle franchise restaurants. It doesn't quite taste the same, so I'm trying to see what other Mexican restaurants may serve it.

My favorite San Francisco restaurant that served these types of burritos was called El Faro. Any former or current Bay Area residents may know what I'm talking about.

I've linked one newspaper article, which talks about the Mission-style burrito, aptly nicknamed the Silver Torpedo, that has more info for those unfamiliar with it.

Any help finding this culinary wonder anywhere in OC or LA would be greatly appreciated, if they even exist here in Southern California.


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