By Franz Galvez
If you’re looking for an affordable fast meal in Boyle Heights, then Al & Bea’s Mexican Restaurant is the place to go.
This small individually own restaurant is owned and operated by Albert and Beatrice Carreon. The restaurant was established on November 15, 1966 and it has been a local resident favorite since it first opened its doors for the public. “I have been coming here for years, since I was 12 years old,” said Irma Carrillo, a local resident, now 41.
Carrillo’s favorite item on the menu is the combination burrito which includes beans, shredded beef, green chile and cheese. Their menu includes burritos and tacos, hot dogs and hamburgers. You might say to yourself that this is just another Mexican food place in Los Angeles. but Al’s & Beas distinguishes itself with their unique and tasty ingredients.
They have many different items on the menu but the dish that catches customers taste buds are their famous bean and cheese burritos with red salsa. Their pinto beans are homemade, which gives it an unique taste when mixed with cheddar cheese and red salsa.
“It’s economical, you get full and you still have leftovers to take home,” said Edith Rodriguez also a local resident. Edith’s favorite item on the menu is the Al & Bea’s special burrito which includes beans, shredded beef, rice, cheese, lettuce, green chile, tomatoes and guacamole.
All that is wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with salsa on the side. With the way the economy is now days, people are always in search of a good deal. Their famous bean and cheese burrito is only three dollars with tax included. Their burritos are in such in demand that they recently started opening on Sundays for limited hours. Al & Bea’s Mexican Restaurant is located on 2025 East 1st Street in the heart of East Los Angeles.
It is also located within walking distance of the Metro Gold line. Phone orders are welcomed. Their telephone number is (323) 267 -8810 and their business hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.