Santana's Mexican Food
No list of heavy hitters would be complete without a nod to the OG of California burritos, Santana's. While no one really knows the origin of the California burrito, Don Arturo Santana is often given credit for inventing it in the late 1980s. While most locations became Fresh MXN along the way, four Santana’s outposts still bring you the original. It's the burrito you craved as a kid and still love today—with homemade fries, Mexican salsa, cheddar cheese, and your choice of meat (carne asada, grilled chicken, achiote chicken, carnitas or adobada). It’s open from 7 am until 11 pm daily.
How to order: Seating is on a first-come basis. Call or order online from your favorite location.