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The 9 Best Breakfast Burritos in LA

Published On 02/03/2014 Published On 02/03/2014

The burrito seems like an obvious choice for any meal -- hot, filling, portable, and delicious. And since breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- whether you're recovering from last night's bad decisions or fueling up for today's hopefully better decisions -- we have LA's nine best breakfast burritos waiting for you, right here:

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Lucky Boy (click here for address and deets)
Definitely LA's breakfast burrito king, Lucky Boy -- which, like many of the picks on this list, is more of a roadside drive-up than a traditional "restaurant", so leave your shirtsleeves at home -- stuffs its mega-burritos right in front of you, while never, ever, EVER skimping on meat (so when you order a bacon burrito, you're getting, like, a TON of bacon. And some burrito). Pro tip: if you're not sure what you want, GET OUT OF LINE IMMEDIATELY before The Guy Who Takes Your Order At Lucky Boy notices.

Danny Jensen

Frank's (click here for address and deets)
This super-small Mexican deli right by The Grove's an unlikely candidate for breakrrito supremacy, but they kill it. They've got great ratios of sausage-to-bacon-to-cheese-to-potato-to-egg-to-tortillas, with a totally craveable, homemade, spicy green sauce. Also: it's only $5 and served 'til 3pm on weekdays.

Danny Jensen

Astro Burger (click here for address and deets)
If you happen to work at Paramount, you no doubt know of this legendary burger stand, which not only serves up great ground beefwitches, but also ridiculous breakfast burritos, which've got extra-crispy bacon and salsa rolled right inside, for maximum flavor.

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Tacos Villa Corona (click here for address and deets)
Los Feliz/Atwater Village
Recently made infamous by Anthony Bourdain -- who totally ruined it for the rest of us -- this family-run, ultra-tiny Eastside staple's always pwned it with the Papas Burrito -- stuffed with your choice of chorizo, bacon, sausage, or potatoes.

Corner Deli

The Corner Deli & Grill (click here for address and deets)
Not really a deli or a grill (and frankly, not really on a corner either), this's actually a gas station stand with a flattop that makes magic in the form of ultra-tight breakfast stuffers that're packed full of perfectly proportioned meat, eggs, and potatoes -- for $3.99. Yeah. Less than a fiver.

Danny Jensen

Burger Factory (click here for address and deets)
Here's another under-$5, fully-loaded burrito with a major added-bonus: Burger Factory offers delivery, which means there's no need to change out of your Rambo pajamas before you house a pound-plus tortilla-wrapper with avocado and allllllll the breakfast meat.

Flickr user Sharon Troy

Brothers Burritos (click here for address and deets)
Hermosa Beach
Why does the South Bay consider this the breakfast burrito king? 'Cause its burritos are totally and entirely customizable with a BUNCH of magic-making options. Of course they've got bacon, sausage, ham, and chorizo, but they've also got tri tip, hot links, ground turkey, avocado...

Yelp user David C

Nick's Deli (click here for address and deets)
Seal Beach
It's not in LA proper, but, yo, OC reprezent: Nick's kills it on the BB front, scrambling chorizo, eggs, and potatoes all together for a log of breakfast awesomeness made even better with homemade, spicy salsa. Oh, and definitely get 'em toasted: they'll toss 'em on the grill for a bit to give them overall warmth and crunch.

Danny Jensen

Rick's Drive In and Out (click here for address and deets)
This unassuming hole-in-the-wall's famous for its AM 'rrito option. Just add avocado to next-level these guys, which're already stuffed with super-fluffy eggs and crispy hash browns.

Jeff Miller is the Senior City Editor of Thrillist LA, and generally likes his eggs runny. You can tweet at him at @thrillistla and @jeffmillerla, or check out his food and music exploits at Instagram/jeffmillerla.

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1. Lucky Boy 531 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101 (Pasadena)

This fast food, cash-only joint is doling out some of the best breakfast burritos in the city.

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2. Franks 363 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Mid Wilshire)

This hidden gem right by The Grove is a Mexican deli doling out delicious breakfast burritos and the like.

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3. Rick's Drive In and Out 2400 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Silverlake)

This burger joint in Silverlake has got some of the city's best chili cheese fries, breakfast burritos, and onion rings for your post-bar, 4am pit stop.

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4. Astro Burger 5601 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Hollywood)

Astro Burger's been in the LA fast food scene, impressing patrons for a long while. Hang around and get a burger or an outstanding breakfast burrito.

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5. Tacos Villa Corona 3185 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Atwater Village)

This tiny Mexican joint has got some of the best breakfast burritos in all of LA -- and that's aside from their pappas and delicious guac.

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6. The Corner Deli & Grill 1660 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (Westwood)

This Mexican burger/sandwich joint has got some of the best breakfast burritos and quesadillas in Westwood.

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7. Brother's Burritos 24 11th St, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (Redondo Beach)

This Mexican joint's got tri tip deliciousness, breakfast burritos to cure any hangover, and even some splendid French toast.

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8. Nick's Deli 223 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740 (Long Beach)

This under-the-radar breakfast and brunch joint's got some serious breakfast burrito game.

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9. Burger Factory 6050 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Hollywood)

Indulge in the chili cheese fries, burgers, and breakfast burritos, and thank us later.