404 E. Lincoln
Orange, CA 92865
Anyone that has read this blog on a regular basis know that I am a fanatic when it comes to breakfast burritos. I had the best breakfast burrito of my life when we visited Lucky Boy Drive In in Pasadena, last year. After that experience I have been on a quest to find a breakfast burrito to equal or surpass that experience in OC, but have had no luck.
I had read one of my favorite blogs, Eat In OC, and he has exclaimed that Troy's in Orange makes the best breakfast burrito in Orange County. Likewise, another blog I read, Papa Kaster Eatin' has raved about the breakfast burrito here as well. So it was a non-issue where we would be eating breakfast after taking family pictures in in North OC, we were headed to Troy's Burgers.
Troy's is a small joint, kind of off the beaten track. I can imagine that this place has been here for a long time. After ordering at the counter, we went into the small, five table place to wait for the breakfast burritos to arrive. After about a ten minute wait, they arrived, and this is how they turned out.
The first picture with the dollar bill will show you how big of a burrito we are talking about here. Not the biggest one I have had, but good sized, and it definitely filled me up. Above is the Bacon Breakfast Burrito. The burrito really had a good flavor on its own. With lots of breakfast burritos, the potato can sometimes get in the way, but not the case here. It complimented the egg and cheese well. The bacon added saltiness, but the only complaint I could make about this burrito was the slight lack of bacon. A few more slices would have made this even better, but they did have a secret weapon to counteract the lack of swine.
The Salsa Verde really added big time flavor to the breakfast burritos. It was spicy and flavorful, without being overbearing. Sometimes salsa can take over proceedings, and that is all that you taste. This was not true here. The flavor was really good, and you get a little kick at the end of each bite.
Here is a quick shot of the Sausage Breakfast Burrito. This one was like the bacon one above, but of course it had sausage links in it. I would have liked this better if the sausage was sliced up, instead of just left whole. I usually do not go for sausage in breakfast burritos, but we wanted to try a variety.
Since we were just finished getting our family pictures done, my nieces were eating with us, but they are not too keen about breakfast burritos. They were a little let down that there were no pancakes on the menu here, so they settled for Chicken Strips, Fries, and a side of Sausage. I know, crazy kids! The chicken strips were cooked really well, probably because they used fresh oil, because everyone else was eating breakfast burritos. Lillie had the sausage, and when I asked her how it was, she commented, "it is good, and they are not spicy". The fries were good as well, your standard fast food fries.
Am I ready to declare Troy's the best breakfast burrito in the OC? I am ready to do that, but there are a few more that I want to try, before I will declare them king of the breakfast burrito. I know there is Pepe's in Placentia, Ham 'n Scram in Westminster, and Athenian III in Buena Park. I am really looking forward to doing some delicious research in the future, but for now, like my Dad said at Troy's, "this is the best breakfast burrito I have had in Orange County". Up until this point in time, I have to agree with him.
Out of five gemstones, (because gems are weighed using the Troy system , and I think great breakfast burritos are as valuable as precious stones), five being best to zero being best, Troy's Burgers gets 3 gemstones.
Troy's Burgers does not have a website, but you can find information about them here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/troys-drive-in-orange