Was driving back from dropping the car off at the shop last week. Drove past some crummy looking Mexican joint called "Beto's" that had "Breakfast Burritos—Buy 2, Get 1 Free" painted on the window. Got very excited, as you may have guessed.
The next day was Valentine's Day, and since I was going to be at church all night, I took the morning off to be with Laura. We decided to try said scary looking restaurant for breakfast. Incurable romantics, we are.
Walked in and felt transported back to La Habra. Sticker machines featured the virgin Mary. Faded pictures of unappetizing food adorned the menu board. Real Mexicans were working behind the counter. I say this only because I like my Mexican food cooked by, ya know, Mexicans. Not Puerto Ricans or Cubans or white dudes. Preferably first generation immigrants, too. Although if their second-generation children are manning the cash register, all the better.
This may sound racist (even though it isn't), but it is the best way to get good Mexican food outside of Mexico. And with our country's more stringent health codes, it's probably safer than actually going to Mexico.
Back to Beto's.
Their breakfast burritos were almost perfect except for one thingâthey used french fries instead of hash browns. I assume this is because they didn't have a lot of breakfast items, so they just used what they stock for lunch & dinner. However, it mostly works because you still get that potato taste, but it wasn't quite right. Also the eggs to potato ratio was a little potato heavy, but I'll need a larger sample size before making special requests. But it all tasted great washed down with Horchata. Mmmm...
Oh, and their "Carne Asada Fries" are definitely on the list to try next time.
All in all, a fantastic find. Definitely the best breakfast burritos we've had since we moved. And it only took three years. Of course, wouldn't you know that once I Googled the name, I found a review done by our very own Orando Weekly. Bah.