Mention adding French fries to a burrito to someone from the Bay Area or Texas — anywhere, really — and their reaction may be one of confusion. But whoever thinks carne asada and French fries don’t belong together forgets that meat and potatoes are a universal duo. Despite raised eyebrows from those not in the know, the California burrito was created in San Diego and is arguably the city’s most famous of all burrito styles, if not our most well-known dish.
And just like every real San Diegan knows where to find the best parking spots at the beach and which surface street routes to take to avoid afternoon traffic on the 805, every true local has a favorite spot for California burritos. This list features some of our top picks, including a few riffs on the traditional version.Read More