Sunday, November 7, 2010

Searching For the Best Breakfast Burrito!

Lucky Boy Drive-In Restaurant
640 S. Arroyo Pkwy
Pasadena, CA 91105

Breakfast burritos. I dream about them every morning. I know I should be working, but I can not get the thought of them out of my head. It has occurred to me that I live in an area devoid of great breakfast burritos. I have found passable ones, decent ones, and ones that I would not consider ever eating again. I just have not found one that has that WOW factor. That is until now.

I present to you Lucky Boy in Pasadena. I had heard about this place from my friend, Mike at work. He definitely knows food, and we have similar tastes when it comes to it. I had heard him mention this place before with such conviction that this was the best burrito he has ever had, so I put this on my list of places to try.

The perfect opportunity to swing by Lucky Boy was a night Katie and I were headed up to Burbank for an engagement party. We put the engagement party on hold, got off the freeway, and thanks to our GPS hopefully found our breakfast burrito bliss. Lucky Boy is a burger stand that appears to serve a little bit of everything you would expect, pastrami sandwiches, fish and chips, burgers, and chili fries. All of these sounded great, but we were here for one reason, and one reason only, breakfast burritos. They serve breakfast from 6 to 10:30 am, but the breakfast burrito is served all day long. Let's take a look at one.

Behold the power of the burrito. It looks heavy just sitting there. The burrito probably weighed in at about three quarters of a pound or more. I liked the grill marks on the tortilla. So what about the inside you ask, let's delve deeper into the burrito.

Yes, this burrito is definitely worth two pictures. Whole strips of bacon resting along side grated cheese, eggs, and very smooth potatoes. In fact it is very rare that bacon gets moved out of the spotlight, but these potatoes did that. They almost tasted like the inside of a twice baked potato. It had the right amount of potato to meat ratio, that many restaurants can get wrong. My only complaint about this was that there was not enough egg. Maybe with all of the other big flavors going on here it got lost in the shuffle. The green sauce that was served with this, added just enough flavor to remind you that you were eating a burrito.

So now I ask any of you out there, where can I find a great breakfast burrito in the OC? I know there has to be a place that I have missed, or at least I am hoping that I have just missed it because, I do not want to move up the 210 freeway to Pasadena.

Out of five leprechaun's, (because they are definitely lucky), five being best to zero being worst, Lucky Boy Drive-In receives 3.5 leprechaun's.

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  1. I have two favorites and they are different sides of the spectrum. For traditional breakfast burrito you can't beat Troy's in Orange on Lincoln (and the one at TK Burger in Costa Mesa on 19th is pretty great as well). If you are looking for something a bit more exotic the black bean with grilled veggies version at The Filling Station in Orange is great. Your choice of meat inside, and they give you both salsa and fresh made guacamole to top it with.

  2. Dan - Thanks for the tips on breakfast burritos. I am looking forward to trying Troy's. Thanks for the comment!

  3. I love the breakfast burrito at Surfin Donuts on Trabuco and it! Try it and let us know what you think!

  4. Amanda, thanks for the tip on Surfin Donuts. I have been by there a million times and have yet to try it. I will let you know what I think! Thanks for the comment.

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