I've been here in L.A. for a good 2 years now, am about to leave, and one of the only things I will miss, aside from friends and the delicious smog, is El Taurino.\r
I crave the grease that comes off of the all-meat carne asada burritos as if it were crank and I was Marion Barry. I even lick it off of my fingers, for God's sake.\r
Whoever dared to compare this, the holiest of dive joints, to Chipotle has either severely damaged his taste buds, or is a mongoloid in disguise. Similarly, if any reviewer can't afford a 40 cent cup of the scorching hot sauce or savory tomatillo sauce (perfectly washed down with the homeade Horchata) after a 4 dollar burrito purchase (and still writes about places like Baja Fresh, which charge upwards of 6 dollars for a meager and fake-guacamole laden burrito), they need to check their heads at the door.\r
If i return to visit L.A. (god knows why, a wedding, perhaps), I will not leave until I have my El Taurino fill.
Pros: The most delicious meats you have ever tasted
Cons: Parking, Late night drunken crowds on weekends