Massive Burrito


#21

A classic Mission burrito has a lot of rice and beans, the tortilla is steamed, and they’re not served “wet.” When El Faro invented them in 1961, they had to use two of the six-inch tortillas that were the biggest then available, but these days you can find burritos twice that size, or more.


#22

Yep. I started eating them in '76 and still do.


#23

Weird, do you have any idea why they named some of their burritos the “Hollenbeck”? Happens to be my last name


#24

It’s named after the Hollenbeck Police Dept


#25

Thanks, I did not know there was a Hollenbeck Police Department. Now I’m wondering why one would name a burrito after a police department.


#26

It’s a hat-tip to the boys in blue who both patronize the place, as well as provide protection.


#27

Lucky boy in Pasadena if a breakfast burrito is acceptable.


#28

Hollenbeck division of the LAPD. Station is on 1st. They serve that area.


#29

Mine as well drop by Al and Beas for a bang bang


#30

I have done this with Tepayac, Al and Beas, and Lupe’s #2. I’m not sure I can recommend anyone ever doing that. I feel like El Tepayac is a bang x 3 on its own.


#31

We went to el tepeyac, that is where he had to go.