Fast Food

Del Taco Delivers Carne Asada and Fry-Stuffed Epic California Burritos


Late last year, GQ described the California Burrito as “one of the most elegantly decadent foods you’ve never heard of.” A hefty, Chipotle-sized tank crammed with some arrangement of steak, cheese, pico, sour cream, guacamole, and, the clincher, golden crispy french fries, California Burritos are the leading cause of failed diets in the Golden State. It’s scientific fact.

They also happen to be a perfect addition to Del Taco’s Epic Burrito line. For a limited time, the new Cali Steak & Guac combines all the aforementioned ingredients within one massive 18-ounce wrap, descriptively named for anyone who hasn’t been blessed enough to try a real California burrito in person.


We decided to sample the beast ourselves for breakfast this morning, and while not nearly as artery-clogging as we might have liked, the Cali Steak & Guac should be perfectly palatable for anyone just looking to dip their feet in the waters of guacamole and french fry-loaded degeneracy. It’s also available with a free medium drink, along with the rest of the Epic line, through Wednesday June 18.


‘DUI Fries’ Smothered in Pastrami, Carne Asada and Chili Cheese


Photo by Peter Pham at Jim’s Burgers

Fast Food

Green Burrito Introduces New ‘San Diego’-Inspired Burrito, Because an SF One Wouldn’t Make Sense

If you’ve never heard of a California Burrito, I suggest you grab a chair because you’re about to experience your first burr-gasm.

This, my friends, is a California Burrito.




Usually composed of carne asada, cheese, sour cream, french fries (or tater tots) and guacamole, all wrapped up in a soft flour tortilla, the California Burrito is something of a mythical creature in these parts. It usually appears after long nights of drinking when you’re feeling sad and lonely and the only thing open is your local 24-hour taco stand. Though they can be found all over the Southern California landscape, however, it’s a pretty well-known phenomenon that the closer you get to the border, the better your chances of finding a good, quality, Mexi-Californian behemoth.

So it’s good Green Burrito decided to name its new California Burrito after the city that made it famous, San Diego, because goodness knows a San Francisco one wouldn’t make a lick of sense.


Inspired by the local beach culture, the San Diego Burrito from Green Burrito features charbroiled steak, fresh salsa and guac, shredded Jack and cheddar cheese and natural-cut French fries all rolled into a flour tortilla, and is available now at all dual-branded Carl’s Jr./Green Burrito restaurants.

“We are always on the look-out for the latest Mexican food trends for our Green Burrito menu and we loved this one that we ran across in the San Diego area,” said John Koncki, director of product development at Carl’s Jr. and Green Burrito, in a press release. “Down there near the border, many Mexican restaurants offer steak burritos with French fries in them so, of course, we had to try them and they were great!”

Of course, as solid as Carl’s Jr. is for a fast food joint, there really is no way their new SD burrito could ever beat the joy of pulling into an Alberto’s or Alerto’s or Albertaco’s with a hangover.

If it is even slightly like the original, though, all you folks with Green Burritos over in Washington and Oregon and Texas and Hawaii are definitely in for a treat.

The San Diego/California Burrito is available as an entrée for $3.99 or as a combo meal for $5.99.

H/T to all my FB and twitter friends for verifying that guacamole in your California Burrito is in fact acceptable and not an egregious crime as suggested by Urban Dictionary.

Fast Food

Del Taco Introduces New Asada Burritos and Tacos

“Taste the Del Difference” by trying Del Taco’s new grilled Carne Asada Steak or Pollo Asada Chicken Burritos and Tacos.

The new burritos at Del Taco feature your choice of their grilled, marinated chicken or tender steak, seasoned rice, tangy guacamole, and freshly made pico de gallo salsa, all wrapped inside a flour tortilla. Del Taco’s new Asada Tacos counterpart feature all of the same ingredients as the burrito except the seasoned rice, and is wrapped inside corn tortillas with a lime wedge on the side.

If you like their page on Facebook, you can land yourself a coupon for your choice of a Carne Asada or Pollo Asada Taco with the purchase of any beverage at participating locations .



If you’re ever craving meat and grease, and you’re in the downtown Whittier area, make sure to swing by the Golden Ox. Fellow Foodbeaster Brian Yamamoto and I decided to give it a try and we were very pleased. A small restaurant, with very friendly service, the Golden Ox was rumored to have some of the best carne asada burritos around. Frankly, they were pretty darn good:

The Carne Asada Burrito is both equal amounts of meat and flavor. The burrito is loaded with rice, beans, cheese, pico de gallo, and tons of carne asada. Just the right spice content and plenty of meat.

We also decided to try the Pastrami Quesadilla, which was about a foot in length. Pastrami, cheese, guacamole, and lettuce, wrapped around a giant tortilla. The Pastrami Quesadilla was so greasy, but oh so delicious.

Golden Ox is very much worth trying out. But I recommend never going two days in a row — if you respect your life.

Whittier Location

6518 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier, CA 90601

(562) 464-5908


Carne Asada Steak Fries

Get your happy face on! We’re looking at crispy steak fries, layers of cheese, chopped Carne Asada, a heavy dollop of fresh homemade guacamole and pico de gallo throughout. Our friend Gaby’s recipe is so easy to put together even the most unenthusiastic kitchen user can get this dish put together. I like the idea of baking the potatoes with a nice seasoning, makes me feel a little less guilty about eating a “Carne Asada Fries” dish. Eat on!



Craving: Carne Asada Lettuce Wraps


The man, the myth, the legend Vince Domingo has been killing it on his food game as of late. The above picture is a look at some carne asada lettuce wraps he made a few days back. A little bit of low-carb, a little bit of delicious avocado, a little bit of carne asada goodness. I can get down with it. Eat on!


Craving: The DUI


This D.U.I. doesn’t include a hefty fine!  It has french fries covered with chili cheese, carne asada and pastrami. Why can’t police just give these out? (PicThx TIWYF)