A bit of history about Manuelac2s Original El Tepeyac CafA(C). Founded in 1942 by the Rojas family; originally called El Tupinamba CafA(C), located in ... More
El Tepeyac Cafe
A bit of history about Manuelac2s Original El Tepeyac CafA(C). Founded in 1942 by the Rojas family; originally called El Tupinamba CafA(C), located in downtown LA; which then moved to Lincoln Heights, there known as La Villa CafA(C). In 1952 the family made its final move to Boyle Heights, where it would be known as El Tepeyac CafA(C), now the home of the ever famous acoeManuel Specialac acc - the FIVE POUND BURRITO! After the untimely death of his father, Salvador Rojas, Manuel stepped in and along with his mother Rebecca, took the restaurant and built it to become the neighborhood restaurant of Los Angeles and for all who come. Manuel has been involved over the years with several organizations such as the local Optimist Club, Rotary Club and has generously contributed to most local community and school events.
So I had heard the hype about the massive burritos at El Tepeyac. I tried it and it really wasn't special to me. It was a very big portion for a reasonable price. The taste was not at all authentic as a lot of reviewers have stated. It was a bit on the bland side and really not what I expected. It was good but it was not amazing. I would go back again though to try out some different items on their menu.
Best burritos in los angeles, period.... get them with guacamole on the side and they are heavenly. also its a good idea to add things to the dry burritos. i had a chorizo burrito with cheese and enchilada sauce on top with onions and cilantro. Man, i was high and it was heaven.
My dads dad started going there when he was 5, my dad started going there when he was five, and ive been going there since ive been five, and my children will experience this incredible little place as well. Not only the greatest most authentic food there is, but the people are incredible! All connected like one great familia! Its incredible! An absolute must when in the los angeles area!
This place will always hold a special place in my heart
I have to give El Tepayac a 4 out of 5 only because they are not perfect. However, whenever we have family get togethers, this is usually where we go. We love the Hollenbeck. One Hollenbeck will feed 3-5 people. You can get it with or without whatever, including lettuce. But my family and I love it. My brother worked in East LA when he was young, (now 55) and that is how he discovered it. It is one of the best burritos in Los Angeles. And... Los Angeles has some of the best Mexican food I have ever tasted. If you don't like El Tepayac, try Ramona's and get your burrito to order and its inexpensive. Love it!!!
I remember my older brother bringing home a huge burrito de machaca when was a teenager. Thirty years later I still crave it and drive 45 minutes to get it. I've also enjoyed the beef enchiladas. Yeah the dishes are spicy and not the choicyest quality of foods to eat, but are tastey. Just consider it the Tommy's of Mexican food. But who compares Tommy's burgers to Islands burgers? And just like at Tommy's, the lines are long for people that crave their monsterous creations.
Yeah the Manuel special is bloody huge you can feed all of Belize with it but just because it's big doesn't make it any good!
It was bland & tasteless, I've tasted way better burrito at the school cafeteria and price for this freak of nature forget about it 20 dollars plus, never again the Manny special but will try other stuff there.
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