SGV: Burritos La Palma in El Monte

Plato Especial - two burritos covered in cheese and salsa

Plato Especial – two burritos covered in cheese and salsa

 

I must have driven by Burritos La Palma a zillion times but it took a few friends checking out the place to motivate me to try it out. Located on Peck Road in El Monte, this small shop is easily passed by but don’t because they have a delightful specialty- cheese, sauce covered burritos a la American enchiladas.

Sure, you can order them plain and you’ll need two or three of the skinny burritos to fill you up or do what I did and get the plato especial, two burritos that came with beans and salad. The burritos as mentioned are baked with a mild cheese and covered with green salsa. They’re stuffed with (beef) birria and the soft stewed meat is the epitome of pleasure- cheese, sauce, meat.

If you go on weekdays, you can try other meats but it’s strictly birria only on the weekends.

close up of the (beef) birria inside the burritos

close up of the (beef) birria inside the burritos

 

We got there right as it opened so we got a seat but quickly the place was swarming with families and friends putting together the small tables for their large parties.

flautas

flautas

 

My friend had the flautas  which were decent. I much preferred the burritos. And she tells me she feels the same about the burritos over the quesadilla. So go with the namesake burritos and you can’t go wrong.

 

Burritos La Palma

5120 N Peck Rd., El Monte, CA 91732  —  (626) 350-8286
 
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