Where Sunrise Meets the Wrap:
The Best Breakfast Burritos in Woodland Hills
Los Angeles’ own claim to fame for inventive burritos derived from a couple named Bill and Irene Grill, who launched Bill’s Taco Stand in the late 1950’s. At some point, someone took the hamburger meat, yellow cheese, lettuce and fresh tomatoes that were in stock at the stand for taco fixings and wrapped them in a flour tortilla – and the “tacoburrito” was born. These days, the concept has evolved to be called simply “burrito,” with the Breakfast Burrito fad catching on around 1975; the modern Breakfast Burrito has been defined as a tortilla stuffed with eggs, potato and bacon, yet some other variations have popped up.
Because of its close proximity with Mexico and its residents’ magnetic draw to its cuisine, California is no stranger to Mexican food and all its variations. In this Woodland Hills Magazine roundup, we’re going to take a closer look at the places serving some of the best Breakfast Burritos in Woodland Hills…so strap on your sombrero, prepare to shake your maracas and get your taste buds ready for quite the early-day fiesta.
Flooky’s located at 21034 Victory Boulevard, has been serving many happy Woodland Hills customers for years as well as the San Fernando Valley community since 1965. What began as a small yellow-and-black-themed hot dog stand evolved into a place where premium deli options, burgers and even all-day breakfast reigns supreme, and today’s Flooky’s offers a plethora of delicious Breakfast Burrito selections. The next time you have a hankering for an incredibly authentic Breakfast Burrito in the Woodland Hills area, consider the original Breakfast Burrito, filled with bacon, ham and sausage; the Veggie Breakfast Burrito or the Eggs, Cheese and Hash Brown Burrito – all of which wholly summarize the fun, laid-back vibe of Flooky’s.
Taqueria El Tapatio #1 , located at 22806 Victory Boulevard, has been serving the Woodland Hills community for the past 18 years with authentic foods guaranteed to make everyone say “ole!” The restaurant offers an impressive breakfast menu, complete with Huevos Rancheros, Huevos con Chorizo, Huevos con Carne, Huevos Revueltos and, of course, Burrito Desayuno (Breakfast Burrito). Taqueria El Tapatio prides itself on high-quality cuisine made from scratch daily, coupled with personalized service and unsurpassed value.
The Slaw Dogs, located at Woodland Hills’ retail and dining destination The Village at Westfield Topanga, 6220 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, has become renowned throughout the L.A. area for its incredible Larry’s Breakfast Burrito. Absolutely bursting with pork belly, bacon, cheese, eggs, beans and salsa, this burrito is everything you can ask for when craving great Breakfast Burritos in Woodland Hills, and it fully complements Slaw Dogs’ whimsical and playful approach to food as seen in every dish on the restaurant’s menu. The Slaw Dogs staff takes great pride in serving its family, friends and community with an innovative gourmet take on good, old-fashioned, delicious cuisine.
Nat’s Early Bite Coffee Shop and Diner, with two L.A. locations at 14115 Burbank Boulevard in Sherman Oaks and 22737 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, has been serving up great food and unforgettable coffee in the San Fernando Valley for over three decades. A favorite dining spot for residents of Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Encino and surrounding areas, Nat’s offers an award-winning variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes in addition to homemade muffins, cookies and pies. Amongst fan favorites at this all-American diner is the Breakfast Burrito, made with bacon, sausage, onion, bell pepper, cheddar cheese and potatoes – a dish not to be missed.
Karlo’s & Koke’s Fresh Mexican Grill, located at 6551 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, serves dishes exploding with the flavors of Oaxaca, including appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, black and red Mole, tacos, burritos and much more. Established in 2012, Karlo’s & Koke’s has become well known for its take on the Breakfast Burrito, made perfectly crispy with a combination of chorizo, ham, bacon, potatoes and egg. But leave any expectations you may have about typical Mexican food at the door – Karlo’s & Koke’s isn’t your run-of-the-mill Tex-Mex/Cali-Mex type of spot. The style here is Oaxacan, which is a delicious world all by itself.
There’s something very satisfying about a warm, hearty meal to kick your day off right, especially if you concluded the previous evening dancing your six-inch stiletto heels off in a particularly booze-infused daze, and in Los Angeles this usually means one thing: Breakfast Burritos. While Angelinos are luckily spoiled for choice, there’s still the quest for the great Breakfast Burrito…you know, the one you envision when you close your eyes for the night, the one your mouth waters for when you wake up. Pay a visit to any of the restaurants mentioned in this roundup and you will find yourself a true believer in the greasy, eggy, deliciously mystical seduction of the Breakfast Burrito.