Alyssa Morin

Best Mexican under $10: El Burrito Jr.

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El Burrito Jr. is true beach Mexican. It’s a street-side shack with walk-up window and a cash-only policy. But this is no ordinary street Mexican. The burritos are filled to the brim with fresh rice and beans, fantastic carne asada and homemade salsa and guacamole. The service is fast, the portions generous and the you can’t beat the road-side convenience.

Some of the favorites at the Redondo Beach location include the “Special A” which is four tacos of any kind for $7.75 and the “Special C,” two bean and cheese burritos with a medium drink for $4.75. If you’re in a rush, you can call ahead and your order will be ready for you when you pull up. And don’t worry if you don’t have cash on hand, there is an ATM on premise.

919 S Pacific Coast Hwy, RB (310) 316-5058.

Runner-up: El Gringo: 2620 Hermosa Ave., HB. 310-376-1381. 921 N. PCH, MB. 310-372-6080. 821 Torrance Blvd., RB. 310-316-8032.

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