BURRITO WISDOM rates Tarascos!

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Vegi-Burrito: $6.59 after tax

Measurements: 9″ circumference; 7″ length (standard size)

Both black and re-fried beans are vegetarian (no lard)

Rice is made with chicken stock

Tarascos is the best example of a vegetarian burrito taqueria in the Silver Lake/ Echo Park area.  Nice outdoor seating, ample parking and complimentary chips and salsa make it a great place to hang out.  They have several types of veggie burritos, including a San Diego style California Burrito, so read the menu carefully before ordering.  Their salsa is exquisite, particularly their chile de arbol salsa.  The habanero is as hot as you’d expect from one of the spiciest peppers.  Tomatillo is mild.  Their house salsa fresca tastes like they’ve been working on the recipe for decades.  They have whole black beans or re-fried pinto beans.  Open until 3 AM on weekends.

Value:  Good for the area

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday 5:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m., Sat 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 a.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WIZARD’S SCORE: 7.5