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17 Secret LA Breakfast Burritos, Revealed

Sometimes the best burritos fly under the radar.

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We asked readers to tip us off to their favorite under-the-radar, locals-only sorta breakfast burrito spots, and boy did everyone deliver. From beachside surfer haunts to unheralded city diners, these are 17 of the best hidden breakfast burrito gems to look for the next time you're in a morning rut. If you'd rather hit some of the city favorites, here are 36 mind-blowing alternatives. Enjoy.

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1. Tacos Tu Madre

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1945 1/2 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Instagrammable Westwood stop Tacos Tu Madre does all-day breakfast burritos on the cheap, including a sub-$8 pastrami version that’s something of a local favorite.

2. Yellow Basket

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22300 Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-1103
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Carson favorite Yellow Basket earns raves for its $5 breakfast burritos, served in a charmingly no-frills interior. Or better yet, you can always hit the drive thru.

3. LA's Best Deli & Cafe

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605 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

A Downtown staple since before the launch of the Arts District, this Central Ave. spot does oversized breakfast burritos for a song.

4. Tam's Burgers #23

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303 N Alameda St
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 639-3045

Number 23 on the Southern California ladder of Famous Tam’s, this Compton outpost is known for gigantic three-meat breakfast burritos that can feed a family.

5. Nick's Deli

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223 Main St
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 598-5072

Right on the northern edge of Orange County, Seal Beach is a coastal community with a strong hunger for breakfast burritos. Most come to Nick’s for their fix, thanks to a wide array of choices, lots of melty cheese, and a low price tag.

6. Los Anaya Authentic Mexican Food

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4651 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 731-4070
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Los Anaya has been a longtime lunch and dinner staple for the West Adams area for years, but don’t skip on their simple breakfast burritos either. The red potatoes can be a bit hefty, so stick with the shredded beef machaca with chipotle salsa.

7. El Burrito Jr

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919 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 316-5058
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Beachcombers love El Burrito Jr. on PCH in Redondo Beach, thanks to their long menu of Mexican favorites. Breakfast is only available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., but don’t skip the hefty sub-$7 chorizo option.

8. Highland Cafe

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5010 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 259-1000
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Coming in under the radar is Highland Cafe on York, which has been serving the changing Highland Park neighborhood for quite a while now. Their straight up chilaquiles are pretty fantastic, but when wrapped into a tortilla become something ethereal. Bonus points for serving all day long.

9. 23rd Street Cafe

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936 W 23rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 749-1593
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Offering a charming mix of Indian, Mexican, and American fare, this University Park spot is a hit with college kids from nearby USC. Thanks to finely shredded hash brown potato inside their breakfast burrito, each morning bomb is — while large — not so overwhelming as to knock you out with pounds of starch.

10. Cora's Coffee Shoppe

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1802 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 434-2467
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With its lovely atmosphere and early morning hours, readers love Cora’s Coffee Shoppe in Santa Monica. Their Ocean Avenue address certainly delivers on the breakfast burrito front, where chorizo is the strongest choice.

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11. The Coffee Cup Cafe

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3734 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 433-3292
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One of Long Beach’s most beloved breakfast spots, this 7 a.m. -2 p.m. spot is all about the eggs. Their Baja breakfast burrito is made ‘healthier’ with black beans and brown rice, but is still a monster of a meal.

12. Swingers

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8020 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-5858
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A longtime fan favorite thanks to its late hours and early mornings, the breakfast burrito at Swinger’s is a three egg beast. It can also be made vegan with a tofu and spinach scramble swapped in.

13. Patra's Burgers

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1524 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-0301

Echo Park locals know the drill at Patra: get the breakfast burrito. It’s simple, satisfying, and cheap as hell — though their pancakes are also surprisingly awesome, too.

14. Rick's Drive In & Out

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2400 Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 660-5988
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A longtime favorite for Silver Lakers who don’t want to get out of their cars, Rick’s Drive In and Out has a breakfast burrito that’s as simple as it gets. That’s especially useful when you don’t want to wait in the massive brunch line at Home across the street.

15. Wild Oak Cafe

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3111 E Chevy Chase Dr
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 240-0792

Glendale hideaway Wild Oak Cafe its a fun, almost woodsy option for diners up that way. They’re health-conscious, too, with an egg white and vegan breakfast burrito option —the lattr using soyrizo to liven things up.

16. Pete's Blue Chip Burgers

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1701 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 478-9022

Pete’s is as old school as Eagle Rock gets, and it still rocks the light up menu board above the counter just to prove the point. Egg and sausage breakfast burritos are the order of the day here, served quickly in a fun, throwback dining room.

17. Myke's Cafe

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Loaded with potatoes, these starchy bombs are meant to put you back in bed, quick. The best bet, say many, is the chorizo.

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1. Tacos Tu Madre

1945 1/2 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Instagrammable Westwood stop Tacos Tu Madre does all-day breakfast burritos on the cheap, including a sub-$8 pastrami version that’s something of a local favorite.

1945 1/2 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

2. Yellow Basket

22300 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90745

Carson favorite Yellow Basket earns raves for its $5 breakfast burritos, served in a charmingly no-frills interior. Or better yet, you can always hit the drive thru.

22300 Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90745

3. LA's Best Deli & Cafe

605 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021

A Downtown staple since before the launch of the Arts District, this Central Ave. spot does oversized breakfast burritos for a song.

605 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

4. Tam's Burgers #23

303 N Alameda St, Compton, CA 90220

Number 23 on the Southern California ladder of Famous Tam’s, this Compton outpost is known for gigantic three-meat breakfast burritos that can feed a family.

303 N Alameda St
Compton, CA 90220

5. Nick's Deli

223 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740

Right on the northern edge of Orange County, Seal Beach is a coastal community with a strong hunger for breakfast burritos. Most come to Nick’s for their fix, thanks to a wide array of choices, lots of melty cheese, and a low price tag.

223 Main St
Seal Beach, CA 90740

6. Los Anaya Authentic Mexican Food

4651 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Los Anaya has been a longtime lunch and dinner staple for the West Adams area for years, but don’t skip on their simple breakfast burritos either. The red potatoes can be a bit hefty, so stick with the shredded beef machaca with chipotle salsa.

4651 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

7. El Burrito Jr

919 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Beachcombers love El Burrito Jr. on PCH in Redondo Beach, thanks to their long menu of Mexican favorites. Breakfast is only available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., but don’t skip the hefty sub-$7 chorizo option.

919 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

8. Highland Cafe

5010 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Coming in under the radar is Highland Cafe on York, which has been serving the changing Highland Park neighborhood for quite a while now. Their straight up chilaquiles are pretty fantastic, but when wrapped into a tortilla become something ethereal. Bonus points for serving all day long.

5010 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042

9. 23rd Street Cafe

936 W 23rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Offering a charming mix of Indian, Mexican, and American fare, this University Park spot is a hit with college kids from nearby USC. Thanks to finely shredded hash brown potato inside their breakfast burrito, each morning bomb is — while large — not so overwhelming as to knock you out with pounds of starch.

936 W 23rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

10. Cora's Coffee Shoppe

1802 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Cora's Coffee Shoppe

With its lovely atmosphere and early morning hours, readers love Cora’s Coffee Shoppe in Santa Monica. Their Ocean Avenue address certainly delivers on the breakfast burrito front, where chorizo is the strongest choice.

1802 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

11. The Coffee Cup Cafe

3734 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

One of Long Beach’s most beloved breakfast spots, this 7 a.m. -2 p.m. spot is all about the eggs. Their Baja breakfast burrito is made ‘healthier’ with black beans and brown rice, but is still a monster of a meal.

3734 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814

12. Swingers

8020 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

A longtime fan favorite thanks to its late hours and early mornings, the breakfast burrito at Swinger’s is a three egg beast. It can also be made vegan with a tofu and spinach scramble swapped in.

8020 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

13. Patra's Burgers

1524 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Echo Park locals know the drill at Patra: get the breakfast burrito. It’s simple, satisfying, and cheap as hell — though their pancakes are also surprisingly awesome, too.

1524 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

14. Rick's Drive In & Out

2400 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039

A longtime favorite for Silver Lakers who don’t want to get out of their cars, Rick’s Drive In and Out has a breakfast burrito that’s as simple as it gets. That’s especially useful when you don’t want to wait in the massive brunch line at Home across the street.

2400 Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90039

15. Wild Oak Cafe

3111 E Chevy Chase Dr, Glendale, CA 91206

Glendale hideaway Wild Oak Cafe its a fun, almost woodsy option for diners up that way. They’re health-conscious, too, with an egg white and vegan breakfast burrito option —the lattr using soyrizo to liven things up.

3111 E Chevy Chase Dr
Glendale, CA 91206

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16. Pete's Blue Chip Burgers

1701 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Pete’s is as old school as Eagle Rock gets, and it still rocks the light up menu board above the counter just to prove the point. Egg and sausage breakfast burritos are the order of the day here, served quickly in a fun, throwback dining room.

1701 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

17. Myke's Cafe

Pacoima, CA 91331

Loaded with potatoes, these starchy bombs are meant to put you back in bed, quick. The best bet, say many, is the chorizo.

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