The 19 Best Breakfast Burritos in Los Angeles
If breakfast burritos were a piece of clothing, it would be your perfectly worn in sweatshirt that made you feel cozy and right. Yep, there’s something so comforting about the all-in-one wrap that we keep going back to whenever we’re looking for a hearty meal (or maybe in the throes of a hangover). In Los Angeles, we’re #blessed that we can order them pretty much anywhere you go, but the many options can be a bit overwhelming which is why we pulled together a list of places that are guaranteed to hit the spot. From the Valley to the beach, here are 19 of the best breakfast burritos in Los Angeles. Bonus: Most of the places serve breakfast burritos all day, as it should be.
1. TACOS VILLA CORONA
The tacos at this Atwater spot may have been what attracted the late Anthony Bourdain here in 2012 for an episode of “The Layover”, but it was the breakfast burritos that made him say, “Holy crap. This is a whole different story…Wow. I could eat this whole thing.” Just one bite of their breakfast burritos and you’ll understand what he meant. These come in a few options: papa, chilaquiles, or nopales with choice of meats. All three are terrific, but there is just something about the classic papa. Walk-up to place order (available for takeout only).
3185 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039; tacosvillacorona.net
2. RICK’S DRIVE IN AND OUT
If you’ve ever indulged one too many glasses of Pinot (no judgement) and need something greasy and carb-y to soothe your soul, try Rick’s Breakfast Burritos. This behemoth is well known in the Frogtown neighborhood where it’s located for its hangover curative properties. Pro tip: leave out the meat and sub for their made-fresh-daily refried beans. As the name implies, drive thru is an option. Take out and outdoor seating is also available.
2400 Fletcher Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90039; (323) 660-5988
3. EMLE’S RESTAURANT
Located in strip mall by Cal State University, Northridge, is this absolutely cozy restaurant that serves up some of the best breakfasts in town. On a menu with great options, their breakfast burritos stand out. Specifically, their vegetarian-friendly Earth Burrito that comes with eggs, mushrooms, spinach, avocado, perfectly seasoned roasted red potatoes and cheese with a side of sour cream. Available for takeout.
9250 Reseda Blvd Ste 1 Northridge, CA 91324; emlesnorthridge.com
4. DOUBTING THOMAS
This Historic Filipinotown coffeeshop is serving up some of the city’s best coffee and flavor-packed food in generous portions. Like their Doubtless Burrito that comes stuffed with braised pork shoulder, smoked white cheddar, smashed Yukon potatoes, tomatillo salsa, smoked chili and sunny-side up eggs. Currently offering delivery, takeout and outdoor seating.
2510 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026; doubtingthomas.la
5. THE ROOSTER
When a burrito is named “Rico Suave,” you know it has to be good. This not-too-big-not-too-small breakfast burrito definitely lives up to it name. It comes filled with the standard eggs, bacon and cheese but the twist that sets it apart from its peers is the crispy tator tots, avocado and cilantro crema. Currently, all orders must be placed through their website for pickup or delivery. No walk-ins and no in-house payment.
8809 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; therooster.com
6. LUCKY BOY
No roundup of breakfast burritos in L.A. would be complete without the iconic Lucky Boy breakfast burrito. It is rumored they sell more than 250 breakfast burritos a day. The burrito is roughly the size of a newborn (OK, that might be a little dramatic but it’s not far off) and contains fluffy eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, crispy hash browns and choice of meat. Bring your appetite, because this one is not for puckish eaters. Available for takeout and curbside pickup.
Multiple locations; luckyboyburgers.com
7. GOT SUSHI?/KING’S BURGERS
Don’t let the seemingly random combination of burger and sushi throw you off—this Northridge gem is a favorite amongst the local college crowd. Their breakfast burrito has three options and all are delicious: your choice of veggies, choice of meat or no meat. Available for takeout and outdoor dining.
9345 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA 91324; kingsgotsushi.com
8. JOSE CHIQUITO
Amongst all the changes of Grand Central Market, it’s great to see Jose Chiquito is still standing. Unlike some of their neighbors (ahem), the line here goes relatively fast. We suggest grabbing the veggie burrito that’s exploding with tasty ingredients like mushrooms, spinach, hash browns, cheese and avocado (and no it’s not extra). Available for pickup and takeout.
317 S Broadway A-6, Los Angeles, CA 90013; josechiquitorestaurant.com
If you’re not in the mood for a bulky, greasy breakfast burrito then go with Mixto. What you’ll get is four eggs, plus cilantro, avocado, queso fresco, tomatillo salsa and cheese all wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. Available for outdoor dining and takeout.
2827 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; mixtomixto.com
10. GUERRILLA CAFECITO
This java and breakfast focused spin-off of Guerrilla Tacos serves up coffee, lattes, pastries, and other morning meal options. Their Brekkie burrito has fresh ingredients like bacon, scrambled eggs, cheese, avocado, hash browns and beans. But it’s their avocado salsa that has us coming back for more. Outdoor dining and takeout available.
704 Mateo St Los Angeles, CA 90021; guerrillacafecito.com
11. LA AZTECA TORTILLERIA
You can expect two things from this East Los Angeles mainstay: amazing food and long lines. But good things come to those who wait, and what’s waiting for you is a variety of breakfast burritos like carne asada, nopales, chorizo with refried beans. All of these are wrapped up with one of the best tortillas you will ever have that’s made fresh on site. Available for takeout.
4538 East Cesar E Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022. (323) 262-5977
12. TU MADRE
Tu Madre is shaking things up a bit with their breakfast burrito... and we’re not mad about it. Their take on the city’s favorite way to start the day includes unexpected ingredients like truffle guacamole and the option to add honey sriracha fried chicken. Takeout, delivery and outdoor dining available.
Multiple locations or tumadre.com
13. CILANTRO MEXICAN GRILL
Some of the best burritos in Los Angeles can be found tucked away in a Chevron gas station in the San Fernando Valley. But don’t let its location fool you—Cilantro is serving up burritos with quality ingredients. These guys are big on building burritos by customization, and their choices of salsa are nothing to turn your nose up at. Available for takeout.
7214 Whitsett Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605; cilantromexican.com
14. TACO VEGA
Vegans and meat lovers alike can find common ground with Taco Vega’s vegan breakfast burrito—this flavor-packed wrap includes hearty and mouthwatering scrambled organic tofu migas, farro chorizo, black beans, cheddar and pico de gallo. Available for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining.
456 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; tacovega.com
Given the popularity of Cofax’s breakfast it begs the question—is it a coffee shop with breakfast burritos or a breakfast burrito shop with coffee? Either way, you will want to sink your teeth into their tortilla wrapped beauties filled with bacon, tater tots, egg, cheese and pickled jalapeños. All washed down with their Stumptown cold brew. Available for pickup and delivery.
440 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; cofaxcoffee.com
16. CACTUS TAQUERIA
The belle of the ball at Cactus tends to be the California burrito, but people are sleeping on her under-appreciated sister, the breakfast burrito. This baby is bringing rice, beans, potatoes, eggs and choice of meat to this party. Order through their website or call for takeout.
Multiple locations; cactustaqueriainc.com
17. SAMO’S OAXACA
For those of you that like to go all in, the Fully Loaded breakfast burrito from SaMo’s Oaxaca is for you. This bold burrito contains a triple threat of meats (ham, bacon AND chorizo), as well as eggs, beans, cheese, potatoes, guacamole and chipotle sauce. Available for delivery, takeout and outdoor dining.
1865 Lincoln Blvd Ste 5, Santa Monica, CA 90404; samosoaxaca.com
This Boyle Heights-based pop-up elevates your typical burrito base of eggs, hash browns and cheese with meats like birria, fried chicken, longanisa and pork belly that lend an amazing great depth of flavor to your meal. The attention to detail and perfect pairings of aiolis and salsa to each order makes for an incredible experience. Available for pickup.
19. ALL DAY BABY
The culmination of refried beans and Filipino spicy longanisa makes this ADB breakfast burrito one you won’t want to miss. Add their spicy, smoky and flavorful homemade sauce that’s reminiscent of enchilada sauce and we’re talking next level cuisine here. Available for takeout, delivery and outdoor dining.
3200 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; alldaybabyla.com