By Maria Isidoro
The best burritos with freshly handmade flour tortillas, among neighboring local restaurants, are just a two-minute drive from the main campus.
Located on Cesar Chavez Avenue just east of the Long Beach and Pomona freeway, La Azteca Tortillería restaurant serves breakfast and lunch burritos.
There is no sign on the sidewalk, and the restaurant is tiny with few tables for two or four people along with a counter against the wall.
La Azteca Tortillería has a counter at which customers order from a black board menu located above.
There are more than five staff members working in this fast-paced environment, folding and wrapping up tasty burritos between $5 and $7.
La Azteca Tortilleria has reasonable prices for college students who are looking for food on-the-go.
Choosing among several burritos such as a chile relleno burrito with asada, a bacon, potato burrito with egg, and a asada, egg, and beans burrito becomes an obsession when ordering.
La Azteca Tortillería burrito with freshly handmade flour tortillas wrapping the asada, egg and beans is mouth-watering compared to eating the traditional rice, cilantro, beans and meat burrito.
There is more than one burrito to order on the menu, including the option to add cactus or cheese for 50 cents more.
Apart from the irresistible burritos, the tacos with handmade corn tortillas stuffed with carnitas and tomatoes dissolve in your mouth in a fatty tasty base, but are slightly too salty.
It also serves quesadillas, tacos and tamales.
Making the trip to La Azteca Tortillería is worth the experience to return and taste other burritos.
The service is undoubtedly great, except for the lack of parking spaces causing customers to search for street parking around the neighborhood.
The restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Sunday from 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
La Azteca Tortillería promises to increase hours for the holidays and will open seven days a week from 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m. starting November 23.