The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles

Change Page: 1234 > | Showing page 1 of 4, messages 1 to 30 of 98
Author Message
malibumike

  • Total Posts: 12
  • Joined: 11/23/2004
  • Location: Malibu, CA
Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Tue, 10/30/12 1:22 PM (permalink)
Where can I get a beef and cheese only burrito in LA, San Fernando Valley, Ventura as good as that at Tito's Taco in Culver City?
 
#1
    mar52

    • Total Posts: 7596
    • Joined: 4/17/2005
    • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
    Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Tue, 10/30/12 3:34 PM (permalink)
    Sorry, no one comes close to Tito's Tacos!
     
     
     
    #2
      Hepcat

      • Total Posts: 374
      • Joined: 10/6/2003
      • Location: Toronto, Ontario
      Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Tue, 11/6/12 5:07 PM (permalink)
      Are Tito's tacos hard or soft shell?
       

       
      #3
        mar52

        • Total Posts: 7596
        • Joined: 4/17/2005
        • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
        Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Tue, 11/6/12 5:26 PM (permalink)
        Tito's are hard shell tacos.
         
         
         
        #4
          ann peeples

          • Total Posts: 8317
          • Joined: 5/21/2006
          • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
          Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Tue, 11/6/12 8:46 PM (permalink)
          I would love that place-prefer hard tacos!
           
          #5
            mar52

            • Total Posts: 7596
            • Joined: 4/17/2005
            • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
            Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Wed, 11/7/12 3:08 AM (permalink)
            Tito's Tacos are wonderful.
             

             
            #6
              ann peeples

              • Total Posts: 8317
              • Joined: 5/21/2006
              • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
              Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Wed, 11/7/12 5:47 AM (permalink)
              YUM!!!!!!!!!!
               
              #7
                samy5

                • Total Posts: 33
                • Joined: 10/12/2012
                • Location: piegon forge, TN
                Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Tue, 11/13/12 12:39 AM (permalink)
                Never heard of them. Will try them out next time I fly down there
                 
                #8
                  strongy78

                  • Total Posts: 64
                  • Joined: 5/17/2005
                  • Location: San Diego, CA
                  Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 1:49 AM (permalink)
                  Just got back from Titos.  They were delicious as always!  The picture below is 12 tacos, a bean and cheese burrito, chips and salsa and a Pepsi in the background.  My buddy and I both ate 5 tacos while the wife ate 2.  They were so good tonight, I seriously think I could have ate about 8.  They had a tad less meat in them as usual but they were less greasy than usual too.  Whatever it was, they were fantastic tonight!  They are unique for sure and are the best hard shelled beef tacos you can get anywhere IMO.
                   

                   
                  #9
                    ScreamingChicken

                    • Total Posts: 4715
                    • Joined: 11/5/2004
                    • Location: Stoughton, WI
                    Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 10:02 AM (permalink)
                    So how much did this little feast set you back, if I may ask?  I've never seen a chain taco with that much cheese before!
                     
                    #10
                      CCinNJ

                      • Total Posts: 7745
                      • Joined: 7/24/2008
                      • Location: Bayonne, NJ
                      Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 10:26 AM (permalink)
                      Serious Eats wrote a nice story on Tito's Tacos...

                      http://www.seriouseats.co...tacos-culver-city.html


                      Is it a chain?

                      I think of Mighty Taco (in the Buffalo area) when I see Tito's Tacos come up. Mighty does not have the authentic vibe of Tito's ...but it's Buffalo. It's also delicious to me.
                       
                      #11
                        ScreamingChicken

                        • Total Posts: 4715
                        • Joined: 11/5/2004
                        • Location: Stoughton, WI
                        Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 11:12 AM (permalink)
                        Oops!  My mistake; I'm not sure why I was thinking it was...I claim Monday-itis.
                         
                        However, even though Tito's is an independent I've still never seen a Taco John's or Taco Bell offering loaded up like that!
                         
                        #12
                          CCinNJ

                          • Total Posts: 7745
                          • Joined: 7/24/2008
                          • Location: Bayonne, NJ
                          Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 11:21 AM (permalink)
                          I didn't know either way for sure.

                          San Diego to Tito's is a long long long drive...in NJ driving terms. I thought maybe a Tito's popped up closer.
                           
                          #13
                            kland01s

                            • Total Posts: 2835
                            • Joined: 3/14/2003
                            • Location: Fox River Valley, IL
                            Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 1:33 PM (permalink)
                            My local mom and pop Mexican places serves up their tacos with cilantro and onions, no cheese. You have to order taco Americano to get cheese. My favorite is al pastor served Mexican style, marinated pork.
                             
                            #14
                              mar52

                              • Total Posts: 7596
                              • Joined: 4/17/2005
                              • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                              Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 2:51 PM (permalink)
                              Tito's!  I always have to chime in on a Tito's Taco thread.
                               
                              Praise about Tito's Tacos from someone who lives in San Diego says something!
                               
                              The tacos without cheese are $1.75 and I think it's an addition of 50¢ for the cheese.  I get mine without because I think it detracts from the taste.
                               
                              When I started eating them they were a quarter and cheese was free as was the guacamole.  (repeating myself)
                               
                              However, when I get their tostadas the cheese is a good part of the overall taste.
                               
                              This is the commercial that Suzy Gruyere seems to hate:
                               
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDUxp5dE9us
                               
                              I remember when the gentleman with the white mustache had dark hair!
                               
                              I can eat 3 tacos sans the cheese and a bean and cheese burrito.
                               
                              #15
                                mar52

                                • Total Posts: 7596
                                • Joined: 4/17/2005
                                • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 2:56 PM (permalink)
                                Here is a recipe for Tito's salsa that someone gave me.  I haven't tried it so I don't know if it's similar or not.  Also seems to me that Tito's salsa may have some Mexican Oregano in it which this recipe lacks:
                                 
                                Tito’s Tacos Salsa
                                 
                                8 Roma tomatoes
                                1 1/2 small pickled jalapenos
                                One pickled carrot from the jalapeno can
                                One thin slice of white onion
                                Juice from 1/4 lime
                                About a tsp of salt
                                Ten or so dashes of pepper
                                 

                                Just put it all in a blender or food processor and process to desired consistancy.
                                 
                                #16
                                  CCinNJ

                                  • Total Posts: 7745
                                  • Joined: 7/24/2008
                                  • Location: Bayonne, NJ
                                  Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 2:56 PM (permalink)
                                  I LOVE it!!

                                  The only thing better than a Tito's taco...
                                   
                                  #17
                                    ayersian

                                    Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 2:58 PM (permalink)
                                    Marlene, we stopped at Tito's before catching our flight back home last week.  It definitely wasn't like other Mexican places we've been -- more of an old-school Mex place, like when Mexican food first arrived in America.  Would you agree with that assessment?    Chris
                                     
                                    #18
                                      mar52

                                      • Total Posts: 7596
                                      • Joined: 4/17/2005
                                      • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                      Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 2:59 PM (permalink)
                                       I love the commercial because it's low budget, unlike regular Los Angeles area commercials.
                                       
                                      It's usually aired late at night on some of the off networks, but I've seen it recently during the day.
                                       
                                      #19
                                        mar52

                                        • Total Posts: 7596
                                        • Joined: 4/17/2005
                                        • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                        Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 3:20 PM (permalink)
                                        Chris, I'm so glad that you stopped there.  Did you like what you ordered?
                                         
                                        I'd say it's very similar old school Mexican fast food
                                         
                                        My very first introduction to tacos was in Tijuana when I was about eight...  Hard Shell just like Tito's.
                                         
                                        It wasn't until years later that soft shell tacos and cilantro made their way to Southern California but by then I'd had them in Tijunana.
                                         
                                        Tito's original location was right next to them on the corner of Washington and Sepulveda.  That location was quickly rented to another Mexican restaurant which is now called Cinco de Mayo.  Cinco de Mayo was originally (after Tito's) called Lucy's.
                                         
                                        They're very different from each other and both seem to do well but I've never seen a line at the old location.
                                         
                                        It's a great corner but Tito's needed a larger location with a larger kitchen.
                                         
                                        Tito's has an interesting history which I grew up with.  Many years ago there was an intersection in the Culver City area a few miles south of where Tito's is now.  There was a shopping/restaurant area called Airport Village.  It was eaten up by the building of the San Diego Freeway now called I405.
                                         
                                        One of the restaurant owners, (Not Mexican) reinvented himself as Tito's with a new menu invented by one of his employees... Amado Madera who happens to be the man with the white mustache.
                                         
                                        The menu has hardly changed since I started going there in the early sixties except for the prices and tamales.
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                        #20
                                          CCinNJ

                                          • Total Posts: 7745
                                          • Joined: 7/24/2008
                                          • Location: Bayonne, NJ
                                          Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 6:15 PM (permalink)
                                          Mar...

                                          Do you detect the taste of cloves in the meat?

                                          What happened with the tamales?
                                           
                                          #21
                                            mar52

                                            • Total Posts: 7596
                                            • Joined: 4/17/2005
                                            • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                            Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 6:42 PM (permalink)
                                            Cloves?  I'm not even sure it tastes like meat.  I've always thought that they mix the meat with potatoes but I'm not sure.  It's a meat mixture.
                                             
                                            I don't think they make their own tamales.  They're just okay and I don't remember if they always had them.  A number of years ago they added chicken tamales... which are awful in my opinion.
                                             
                                            They also have never made good rice yet I order it now and then.  Great vehicle for the salsa.
                                             
                                            #22
                                              strongy78

                                              • Total Posts: 64
                                              • Joined: 5/17/2005
                                              • Location: San Diego, CA
                                              Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 6:56 PM (permalink)
                                              @Screamingchicken-  Total was 35.05.  They always give you 50 cent pieces back in change which is odd but unique.  Left the lady a few bucks tip.  So grand total was about $38.  Totally worth it. 
                                               
                                              There is another place in Anaheim that used to be Titos Tacos.  It is now called Toms Tacos.  I have not been but its pretty much an exact replica for people in Orange County.
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                              #23
                                                mar52

                                                • Total Posts: 7596
                                                • Joined: 4/17/2005
                                                • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                                Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Mon, 12/31/12 7:13 PM (permalink)
                                                Odd thing is the Tito's/Tom's in Orange County doesn't get the draw that the Culver City location gets.
                                                 
                                                I think they added hamburgers and French fries but I'm not certain of that.
                                                 
                                                Tom's is on my favorite intersection...  They're on the corner of Beach and Ball.
                                                 
                                                #24
                                                  dimmie2

                                                  • Total Posts: 238
                                                  • Joined: 12/17/2010
                                                  • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                                  Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Wed, 01/2/13 12:58 PM (permalink)
                                                  I'm not a fan of Tito's Taco's taco.  I do like that their bean and cheese burritos have no rice added.  I hate that so many places now added rice as a filler.  All it does is add to the size and adds nothing to the flavor.   If I want rice, I want it on the side.
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    ann peeples

                                                    • Total Posts: 8317
                                                    • Joined: 5/21/2006
                                                    • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
                                                    Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Wed, 01/2/13 1:15 PM (permalink)
                                                    Dimmie-cant you order it that way? I, too, am not a huge rice fan in something. Bob, however, loves it.
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      mar52

                                                      • Total Posts: 7596
                                                      • Joined: 4/17/2005
                                                      • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                                                      Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Wed, 01/2/13 2:50 PM (permalink)
                                                      Tito's burritos do not have rice in them so we just order the bean and cheese burritos.  Delicious!
                                                       
                                                      The regular Tito's burrito is bean, cheese and their stew meat and sauce.
                                                       
                                                      A lot of people order the all meat (they don't call it beef!) burritos that don't have any beans in them.
                                                       
                                                       
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        iluvcfood

                                                        • Total Posts: 395
                                                        • Joined: 6/13/2012
                                                        • Location: Sunny, CA
                                                        Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Wed, 01/2/13 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                                        Bean and Cheese Burritos are so boring!  You can make them at home for about .50 or less!
                                                        Try a Fish Burrito next time or a Chorizo/egg and cheese!  Soooooooo  much better!
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          ann peeples

                                                          • Total Posts: 8317
                                                          • Joined: 5/21/2006
                                                          • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
                                                          Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Wed, 01/2/13 4:21 PM (permalink)
                                                          I must have mis read dimmies post, Will and can love cheese and bean burritoes!Boring-no! If its good beans, they would be good!Would like their stew meat and sauce.
                                                           
                                                          #29
                                                            CCinNJ

                                                            • Total Posts: 7745
                                                            • Joined: 7/24/2008
                                                            • Location: Bayonne, NJ
                                                            Re:Tito"s Tacos Beef and Cheese Burritos Los Angeles Wed, 01/2/13 4:35 PM (permalink)
                                                            It's only boring when you are surrounded by Burritos.

                                                             
                                                            #30
                                                              Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark
                                                              Change Page: 1234 > | Showing page 1 of 4, messages 1 to 30 of 98

                                                              Jump to:

                                                              Current active users

                                                              There are 0 members and 1 guests.

                                                              Icon Legend and Permission

                                                              • New Messages
                                                              • No New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/ New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/o New Messages
                                                              • Read Message
                                                              • Post New Thread
                                                              • Reply to message
                                                              • Post New Poll
                                                              • Submit Vote
                                                              • Post reward post
                                                              • Delete my own posts
                                                              • Delete my own threads
                                                              • Rate post

                                                              2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                                                              What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com