Laughably large burritos are the claim to fame at this Boyle Heights institution that’s been near Evergreen Cemetery since 1955. Manuel Rojas passed away in 2013, and daughter Elena persists with football-sized burritos like the Hollenbeck, named for prominent 19th-century real estate developer John Edward Hollenbeck, who played a key role in the foundation of Boyle Heights. The cafe honors him with seared pork simmered in chile verde, rice, beans, and guac, all wrapped in a flour tortilla and smothered in more chile verde. Enchiladas slathered with a smoky salsa ranchera, shredded machaca-style beef, and tender pork simmered in chile verde sauce help round out the menu (and your stomach).
How to book: Walk-ins only or order for pickup online.