Burritos La Palma - Downhill?

Had a craving for the simplicity of birria stuffed into handmade tortillas the other day, so I spent 2 hours in traffic to grab some, got a tinga burrito as well.

I remember these things being absolute magic, with fresh handmade flour tortilla being pliant and gorgeously griddled with savory, succulent birria inside… I guess those days are over? Parts of my tortilla were so tough I tossed them out. The birria meat seemed tougher than usual, too. The tinga was oddly dry.

Super sad.

Really hope they just had a bad day.

They also charge a $.50 credit/debit card fee, without disclosure, which is, according to others on this website, illegal… take that how you want.

I went about 2 months ago and they were very mediocre.

Not anymore

California has a law, California Civil Code section 1748.1, that prohibits retailers from adding a surcharge when a consumer chooses to use a credit card instead of paying by cash. In March 2015, a federal court found the statute unconstitutional and prohibited the Attorney General from enforcing it. The Office of the Attorney General believes that this decision is incorrect and has appealed that order. However, as of now, the Attorney General cannot enforce the statute.

Although the Attorney General is enjoined from enforcing this specific statute, California law does prohibit a merchant from engaging in activity that is unfair or deceptive. So, for example, if a merchant charges a credit or debit card surcharge or offers a cash discount, but does not fully disclose this to customers prior to their committing themselves to the goods or services, or if the merchant does not clearly explain its policies regarding debit and credit cards, the merchant may be violating California law.


Precisely, I was never told about the fee. I only discovered it later when looking at my receipt. I would’ve paid cash had I been told about it. There is no signage indicating it either.


Sigh… Was hoping it was just an off day. They used to be so great :/[quote=“A5KOBE, post:2, topic:4645, full:true”]
I went about 2 months ago and they were very mediocre.