The California Burrito: A Diamond in the Rough

Behold: The California Burrito

Whether you hail from Southern California or have had the pleasure of dining at one of the many fine Mexican food restaurants in the San Diego area, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the deliciousness that is the California Burrito.  For those who haven’t been blessed with such an opportunity, you wouldn’t be out of your mind to plan a trip to So-Cal solely to live the experience of consuming one of these monstrous wraps.

So, you’re probably wondering, “What comes packed inside these beasts?”  Although ingredients vary slightly from restaurant to restaurant, here’s what you can expect in a standard California Burrito: carne asada, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa fresca, oh, and the key ingredient…french fries. Yeah, that’s right, french fries.  At first most people are turned off by this bizarre addition, but after the first bite most are quick to take back their prejudgement.  Oh, and did I forget to mention, they’re generally wrapped with an enormous flour tortilla over a foot in diameter.

California Burritos or, “Calis,” can’t be found at any old Mexican food joint, however.  They’re normally only sold out of small taco shops (my personal favorite being Cotixan Mexican Food) for a reasonable 4 or 5 bucks.

So, if you’re a fan of large burritos and are in the San Diego area, do yourself a favor and track down the nearest taco shop and order yourself a California Burrito.  You won’t regret it, I promise.

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