After spending four years in San Diego and getting addicted to the wonderful (and 24-hour) burrito and taco joints that pepper the city, I have moved up to El Cerrito. I have been completely unable to find a San-Diego style burrito anywhere closer than (of all places) Tahoe.
If you are not familiar with it, the SD burrito tends to
- Be fried a little after being made; the tortilla isn't steamed
- Never, ever be wrapped in foil
- Contain no beans, rice, or other 'filler'
- Be fairly large but not stuffed absurdly full
Several types that I am particularly enamored with, and am looking for are the Carne Asada burrito (Carne Asada, cheese, pica de gallo, sometimes guac, nothign else) and th California burrito (Carne Asada, French or home fries, pica de gallo).
Do any chowhounds have recommendations for a serviceable, SD-style burrito? Somewhere around Bekeley/El Cerrito would be best, but I'm willing to travel significantly further for my fix.