What’s for breakfast? Breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos?

tacos-villa-corona-breakfast-burrito.0.0Here in Los Angeles, we like breakfast burritos. We like the breakfast burritos so much that breakfast burritos can be enjoyed in Jewish delis, Chinese restaurants, Greek diners, burger stands, sushi joints, lunch trucks, Mexican restaurants, old-school coffee shops and fancy places near the beach.

LA.Eater, for example, just published a list of three dozen breakfast burrito destinations, which includes Mid-City 24/7 Lucy’s Drive-In (Gustavo Arellano’s go-to place for chile relleno burritos), Anthony Bourdain pick Tacos Villa Corona in Atwater Village (photo, above) and ∼$12 burritos at the The Farm in Beverly Hills which are filled with aged cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon.

But breakfast burritos are an anomaly in some parts of Texas, where breakfast tacos are the norm.

POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz enjoyed breakfast tacos last week in Seguin, TX — tacos de tripas (photo, below). Some guts!


But in Austin — Texas’ non-denominational hipster mecca — Lalo noted that breakfast tacos are new to certain segments of the community (photo dramatization, below):


My recommendation is the Machaca Beef and Egg Wet Burrito at Los Tacos in West Hollywood, in the mini-mall with the Seven-11 and the Wash & Cruise gay laundromat across from the Method Acting school on Hayworth Avenue:

los tacos

Your mileage may vary.


Bourdain burrito photo via LA.Eater.