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Farley Elliott

20 Essential Breakfast Burritos in Los Angeles

LA’s favorite morning meal, always

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Larry’s Chili Dog’s breakfast burrito.
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There are few more satisfying starts to any day than a delicious breakfast burrito. Laced with eggs, (usually, but not always) meat, and add-ins like cheese, avocado, salsa, and more, each is its own unique LA offering meant to start the day off on steady ground. And while the ingredients usually stick to a familiar rhythm the styles differ greatly, from pork-heavy options in Chinatown to some of America’s best chorizo hiding in San Pedro. Here now is a collection of must-try breakfast burritos in Los Angeles, sorted georgraphically.

Removed: Burrito Bomba, Pico Pica Rico, Tu Madre, Lowkey Burrito, Benny’s Tacos, Corner Cottage, Jugos Azteca

Added: Burgerlords, Cerveteca Culver City, Wake & Late, George’s Burger Stand, Angry Egret Dinette, Macheen, Larry’s Chili Dog

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1. Larry's Chili Dog

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3122 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 842-0244
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There may be other, more famous Burbank options for breakfast burritos, but few are actually putting out the kind of simple quality that Larry’s offers daily along Burbank Boulevard. For a quintessential bite of LA, served from a Valley hot dog stand, this is the place to go.

Larry’s Chili Dog breakfast burrito held in a hand with a yellow background.
Larry’s breakfast burrito.
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2. Lucky Boy

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531 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA
(626) 793-0120
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Ringed with potato and weighing in at several pounds (at least it feels that way), the Lucky Boy burrito is a thing of gigantic beauty. No wonder it’s consistently ranked as among the best in greater Los Angeles — and is known to be one heck of a hangover cure.

Breakfast Burrito with eggs and bacon in paper wrap on a white plate at Lucky Boy.
Lucky Boy
Wonho Frank Lee

3. Tacos Villa Corona

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3185 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 661-3458

Everyone loves Tacos Villa Corona in Atwater Village. That’s why weekend sidewalk waits can sometimes stretch to an hour or more, though most hangers on agree the time spent salivating at the simple AM burritos is ultimately more than worth it.

Tacos Villa Corona
Tacos Villa Corona
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4. Burgerlords

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110 N Ave 56
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Don’t worry, vegans: there’s a breakfast burrito for you, too. The turmeric-spiced no-egg tofu scramble situation at Burgerlords is a fantastic option for those eschewing meat and dairy (thanks to vegan cheese), but it’s also just a great LA burrito, period.

5. Cofax

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440 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 424-7485
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The most famous creation at Fairfax hotspot Cofax is undoubtedly the breakfast burrito, a near-legendary affair that can be served vegetarian or with a collection of possible meats, plus those smoked potatoes.

6. Doubting Thomas

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2510 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Rich with braised pork, crispy smashed potatoes, smoked chili and softened eggs, the breakfast burrito at Doubting Thomas is a masterpiece of a breakfast meal.

7. Angry Egret Dinette

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970 N Broadway Suite 114
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 278-0987
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Like most things chef Wes Avila does, the breakfast burrito at Angry Egret Dinette is big, bold, and packed with flavor. This pork-heavy beast might require a friend to finish, or at least a nap after.

For one of LA’s best breakfast burritos, promise: Angry Egret Dinette.
Angry Egret Dinette.
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8. The Rooster

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8809 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(424) 278-1839
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The Rooster is the first standalone restaurant from Rouha Sadighi, the chef behind LA’s famous Rooster Truck. Now customers can snag a Rico Suave breakfast burrito with tater tots and avocado every day from a single location, instead of chasing Sadighi’s truck all over the city.

9. George's Burger Stand

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2311 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 268-3965
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For cheesy, eggy decadence, get to George’s Burger Stand in Boyle Heights for an all-day breakfast burrito. This reformatted walk-up stand is a neighborhood staple, brought to new life by the De La Torre family.

10. Macheen

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2633 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 269-2995
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This ongoing pop-up inside of Milpa Grille in Boyle Heights can do no wrong, from its simple lunchtime fare to its all-day breakfast burrito, complete with chunks of crisped pork belly.

11. Wake & Late

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105 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 537-0820
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With options and add-ons galore, Wake & Late is meant for all morning commuters — even if it is available throughout the day. The soft, cheesy eggs and tater tot base really set this one up for success no matter what a diner might throw at it, making this Downtown walk-up one of the best places for a burrito anywhere in Southern California.

12. La Azteca

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4538 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 262-5977
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La Azteca Tortilleria is a greater Los Angeles staple. The East LA mainstay makes its claim to fame with the namesake tortillas, made on site and stuffed with all manner of daytime ingredients from chile rellenos and extra cheese to eggs to cactus.

13. Guerrilla Cafecito

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704 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Arts District hit Guerrilla Tacos has a next-door offshoot called Guerrilla Cafecito, offering caffeine drinks and breakfast burritos, among other delights. As with anything Guerrilla, expect quality ingredients and a little bit of flair and spice.

14. Cerveteca Culver City

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9418 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 837-3836
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This simple walk-up stand in Culver City hides one of the greater Westside’s best breakfast burritos, rich with scrambled eggs and available avocado.

15. Lily's Cafe & Pastries

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29211 Heathercliff Rd
Malibu, CA
(310) 457-3745

Malibu has long known about the restorative powers of a Lily’s breakfast burrito. The small shopping plaza restaurant is often full to bursting on sunny summer mornings, with old timers chatting at one big table along the window, while others line up for call-in orders to go. There’s nothing fancy here, just quality eggs and bacon tucked into a satisfying burrito that’s meant to be enjoyed with a view.

16. Great White

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1604 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 744-8403
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Sunny Venice star Great White is all about the Australian influences in its menu, from flat whites to summery lunchtime bowls. Their breakfast burrito is all LA though, a mix of melty, stringy cheese, soft eggs, and fried tater tots.

17. Court Cafe

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5496 W Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 431-4969

This always-busy spot on Centinela is run by a cabal of the biggest and best names in South LA food, and together they’re turning out the kind of seriously delicious, impossibly-cheesy Mel’s Original breakfast burrito that everyone ought to know about.

18. Phanny's

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1021 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA
(310) 540-5141
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Redondo Beach can’t get enough of Phanny’s, the PCH option that’s been fueling up surfers and beachgoers for years. It’s not hard to see why, given the massive quantities and big flavors of Phanny’s breakfast burrito offerings.

Breakfast burritos filled with bacon and sausage stacked atop one another.
Phanny’s
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19. Isaac's Cafe

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632 N Fries Ave
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 830-4933

Slipped down a side street in waterside Wilmington, Isaac’s is an in-the-know spot for fantastic burritos of all sorts. The 53-year-old stevedore staple excels at the Dispatch breakfast burrito, though, a sturdy setup with soft-scrambled eggs, cheese, and rice and beans all in one.

20. The Chori-Man

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2309 S Alma St
San Pedro, CA 90731
(424) 287-2414
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Humberto Raygoza continues to thrive, growing from a small chorizo vendor on LA’s Westside to his own brick and mortar location in San Pedro. The plan with the restaurant is to turn out wholesale product for restaurants (and eventually store shelves) but for now Raygoza and partner Mandy Barton are still cooking away for walk-in customers as well, cooking up savory breakfast burritos that come loaded with namesake chorizo.

Chorizo breakfast burrito from The Chori-Man.
The Chori-Man
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1. Larry's Chili Dog

3122 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Larry’s Chili Dog breakfast burrito held in a hand with a yellow background.
Larry’s breakfast burrito.
Farley Elliott

There may be other, more famous Burbank options for breakfast burritos, but few are actually putting out the kind of simple quality that Larry’s offers daily along Burbank Boulevard. For a quintessential bite of LA, served from a Valley hot dog stand, this is the place to go.

3122 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505

2. Lucky Boy

531 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA
Breakfast Burrito with eggs and bacon in paper wrap on a white plate at Lucky Boy.
Lucky Boy
Wonho Frank Lee

Ringed with potato and weighing in at several pounds (at least it feels that way), the Lucky Boy burrito is a thing of gigantic beauty. No wonder it’s consistently ranked as among the best in greater Los Angeles — and is known to be one heck of a hangover cure.

531 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA

3. Tacos Villa Corona

3185 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Tacos Villa Corona
Tacos Villa Corona
Farley Elliott

Everyone loves Tacos Villa Corona in Atwater Village. That’s why weekend sidewalk waits can sometimes stretch to an hour or more, though most hangers on agree the time spent salivating at the simple AM burritos is ultimately more than worth it.

3185 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

4. Burgerlords

110 N Ave 56, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Don’t worry, vegans: there’s a breakfast burrito for you, too. The turmeric-spiced no-egg tofu scramble situation at Burgerlords is a fantastic option for those eschewing meat and dairy (thanks to vegan cheese), but it’s also just a great LA burrito, period.

110 N Ave 56
Los Angeles, CA 90042

5. Cofax

440 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA

The most famous creation at Fairfax hotspot Cofax is undoubtedly the breakfast burrito, a near-legendary affair that can be served vegetarian or with a collection of possible meats, plus those smoked potatoes.

440 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA

6. Doubting Thomas

2510 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Rich with braised pork, crispy smashed potatoes, smoked chili and softened eggs, the breakfast burrito at Doubting Thomas is a masterpiece of a breakfast meal.

2510 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

7. Angry Egret Dinette

970 N Broadway Suite 114, Los Angeles, CA 90012
For one of LA’s best breakfast burritos, promise: Angry Egret Dinette.
Angry Egret Dinette.
Farley Elliott

Like most things chef Wes Avila does, the breakfast burrito at Angry Egret Dinette is big, bold, and packed with flavor. This pork-heavy beast might require a friend to finish, or at least a nap after.

970 N Broadway Suite 114
Los Angeles, CA 90012

8. The Rooster

8809 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

The Rooster is the first standalone restaurant from Rouha Sadighi, the chef behind LA’s famous Rooster Truck. Now customers can snag a Rico Suave breakfast burrito with tater tots and avocado every day from a single location, instead of chasing Sadighi’s truck all over the city.

8809 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

9. George's Burger Stand

2311 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

For cheesy, eggy decadence, get to George’s Burger Stand in Boyle Heights for an all-day breakfast burrito. This reformatted walk-up stand is a neighborhood staple, brought to new life by the De La Torre family.

2311 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

10. Macheen

2633 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

This ongoing pop-up inside of Milpa Grille in Boyle Heights can do no wrong, from its simple lunchtime fare to its all-day breakfast burrito, complete with chunks of crisped pork belly.

2633 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

11. Wake & Late

105 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

With options and add-ons galore, Wake & Late is meant for all morning commuters — even if it is available throughout the day. The soft, cheesy eggs and tater tot base really set this one up for success no matter what a diner might throw at it, making this Downtown walk-up one of the best places for a burrito anywhere in Southern California.

105 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

12. La Azteca

4538 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90022

La Azteca Tortilleria is a greater Los Angeles staple. The East LA mainstay makes its claim to fame with the namesake tortillas, made on site and stuffed with all manner of daytime ingredients from chile rellenos and extra cheese to eggs to cactus.

4538 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90022

13. Guerrilla Cafecito

704 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Arts District hit Guerrilla Tacos has a next-door offshoot called Guerrilla Cafecito, offering caffeine drinks and breakfast burritos, among other delights. As with anything Guerrilla, expect quality ingredients and a little bit of flair and spice.

704 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

14. Cerveteca Culver City

9418 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

This simple walk-up stand in Culver City hides one of the greater Westside’s best breakfast burritos, rich with scrambled eggs and available avocado.

9418 Venice Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

15. Lily's Cafe & Pastries

29211 Heathercliff Rd, Malibu, CA

Malibu has long known about the restorative powers of a Lily’s breakfast burrito. The small shopping plaza restaurant is often full to bursting on sunny summer mornings, with old timers chatting at one big table along the window, while others line up for call-in orders to go. There’s nothing fancy here, just quality eggs and bacon tucked into a satisfying burrito that’s meant to be enjoyed with a view.

29211 Heathercliff Rd
Malibu, CA

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16. Great White

1604 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Sunny Venice star Great White is all about the Australian influences in its menu, from flat whites to summery lunchtime bowls. Their breakfast burrito is all LA though, a mix of melty, stringy cheese, soft eggs, and fried tater tots.

1604 Pacific Ave
Venice, CA 90291

17. Court Cafe

5496 W Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045

This always-busy spot on Centinela is run by a cabal of the biggest and best names in South LA food, and together they’re turning out the kind of seriously delicious, impossibly-cheesy Mel’s Original breakfast burrito that everyone ought to know about.

5496 W Centinela Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90045

18. Phanny's

1021 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
Breakfast burritos filled with bacon and sausage stacked atop one another.
Phanny’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Redondo Beach can’t get enough of Phanny’s, the PCH option that’s been fueling up surfers and beachgoers for years. It’s not hard to see why, given the massive quantities and big flavors of Phanny’s breakfast burrito offerings.

1021 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA

19. Isaac's Cafe

632 N Fries Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744

Slipped down a side street in waterside Wilmington, Isaac’s is an in-the-know spot for fantastic burritos of all sorts. The 53-year-old stevedore staple excels at the Dispatch breakfast burrito, though, a sturdy setup with soft-scrambled eggs, cheese, and rice and beans all in one.

632 N Fries Ave
Wilmington, CA 90744

20. The Chori-Man

2309 S Alma St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Chorizo breakfast burrito from The Chori-Man.
The Chori-Man
Farley Elliott

Humberto Raygoza continues to thrive, growing from a small chorizo vendor on LA’s Westside to his own brick and mortar location in San Pedro. The plan with the restaurant is to turn out wholesale product for restaurants (and eventually store shelves) but for now Raygoza and partner Mandy Barton are still cooking away for walk-in customers as well, cooking up savory breakfast burritos that come loaded with namesake chorizo.

2309 S Alma St
San Pedro, CA 90731

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