Now, here’s a blog I get. Jonah travels the length and breadth of America, sampling the fare from taquerias of all sizes, posting his reviews on the Burrito Blog. As of this writing, he hasn’t sampled the best yet, which can only be found at El Tepeyac. ¿Es verdad, mi familia?
Now, if you’re ever in the Los Angeles area, you want to head over to East LA and find 812 N Evergreen Ave., between Brooklyn and Wabash. El Tepayac is across the street from a large Catholic church, in a neutral zone, and there’s usually a real long line outside. But, don’t get discouraged and leave or you’ll miss the experience of a lifetime.
That’s right. I’m talking about the Hollenbeck burrito, which is half the size of a Manuel’s Special and pictured here. I stuck a fork in it for scale. It’s about a foot long and filled with rice, beans, guacamole and a very unique version of chile verde — Manuel’s own homestyle recipe. That’s really about all that’s in it, but it defies description and has been bringing Denise and I back for almost 40 years.