Tuesday, June 7, 2011


PICTURED (TOP TO BOTTOM): Restaurant, Chips and Guacamole, Manuel's Special Chile Verde Burrito, Taquitos with Guacamole, Red Chile Chicken Enchilada, Carne Asada Taco, Steak Picado Burrito ( with extra Steak Picado Sauce).

El Tepeyac Cafe
812 N. Evergreen Avenue
Boyle Heights- Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 268-1960


Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe is a landmark in Los Angeles, known for their legendary burritos. Sweetie Pie was reminded of it when she saw a report on TV for Cinco de Mayo. So we decided to drive over to Boyle Heights to see for ourselves. We got there early for lunch, to avoid a wait, and were seated right away. The staff was friendly and the service very good.

I ordered the signature Manuel's Special Chile Verde Burrito. It was "as advertised"- huge beyond belief and very good, with lots of tender meat and a great sauce. I couldn't come close to finishing it. The ladies split the Steak Picado Burrito. With extra meat sauce, it looked as big as my order. Sweetie Pie asked for no beans, but got beans in the burrito anyway. Still, it was quite good, and I had burrito leftovers for two days.

We also ordered Guacamole, which was a little bland, but we kicked it up a notch with their great red salsa. Sweetie Pie ordered Taquitos, which were disappointing and dry. Her mother ordered a Red Chile Chicken Enchilada, which was fantastic, and a Carne Asada Taco, also delicious.

Today's El Tepeyac lunch gets two and a half thumbs up from the 3 Tubby Tummys.

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