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Burritos that demand a post-nosh siesta
Word to the wise: You'll work up an appetite waiting in line for a table, but you will not leave hungry. The 5-pound Manuel's Special is large enough to feed several people.
Talk of the town: Quite the ladies' man, owner Manuel Rojas loves to kiss the hands of his female customers.
With a reputation extending throughout southern California, this old-school burrito den really is an LA institution. Named number 23 on the list of '101 Best Chowdowns in America' by the Travel Channel's popular foodie program 'Man vs. Food', the family-run business has been dishing up the best burritos in town since 1942.
Nestled in East Side suburbia, El Tepeyac has a diner-meets-taco-stand feel, and while it's a little off the beaten path, you will be well-rewarded for visiting.