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Top Five Burrito Joints in LA For A Fully-Loaded Breakfast

Travelers Today       By    Patricia Sim

Updated: Oct 17, 2016 03:04 PM EDT

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Toast, oatmeal, pancakes, bacon and cereal are all staple breakfast choices, but what everyone looks forward to when they know they want a big, fulfilling, delicious breakfast is the breakfast burrito. In Los Angeles, the food truck capital of the USA, many have been looking for the perfect breakfast burrito joint, and here are the Top 5 the city has to offer.

1. Lucy's Drive In - 1373 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, Calif. 90019
Paste Magazine recommends that the salsa is best applied before each bite for its zippy acid that mellows the rich burrito. The hash browns within the just crisped tortilla add some structure, and a one-two punch of bacon and sausage is recommended.

Lucy's is also a 24-hour drive thru, so hungry customers can basically get a breakfast burrito for lunch, dinner, or as a midnight snack.

2. Astro Burger - 7475 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, Calif. 90046
Being almost 40 years old, the burgers and burritos here are pretty much historical. Opening at 10:30am on weekdays and 11:30 on weekends, this spot is surprisingly still under the radar, so customers don't have to wake up too early for a spot on the line. A zippy ranchero sauce gives their breakfast burritos a unique spice.

3. The Highland Cafe - 5010 York Blvd, Los Angeles, Calif. 90042
Besides the usual filling of sausage and ground meat, this place is perfect for vegans, stuffing its burritos with potatoes, beans, fries, or even crispy tortilla chips, layered with eggs, sour cream, queso fresco, cilantro, red onions and avocado. This choice is healthy but satisfying.

4. Trois Familia - 3510 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, Calif. 90026

At $12 a burrito, this place does not come cheap. However, every inch of the place is Instagrammable and boasts some of the most innovative burritos around such as Parisian ham and truffle salt, or a galette crepe filled with chorizo and cheese.

5. Tacos Villa Corona - 3185 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, Calif. 90039

Made known by celebrity foodie, Anthony Bourdain, during an episode of Layover, lines have gotten even longer at the famous taqueria. The burritos they serve are large and messy, yet the family-owned business often closes at 1pm, after selling out of their signature papas burrito. However, Eater Los Angeles says that the place has been closed for a while now. Several fans have tried to call the hotline, but the store put up a sign last March 29, saying, ""Not too long pray for us.".

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