On the Richmond Burrito Trail: Tacos Los Primos on 23rd Street

On the Richmond Burrito Trail: Tacos Los Primos on 23rd Street
Tacos Los Primos operates out of a small army green food trailer set up in a parking lot at 550 23rd Street. Photos/Soren Hemmila

We are back on 23rd Street looking for a dear, dear burrito of ours. We ended up at Tacos Los Primos for a Traditional Super Carnitas Burrito. Los Primos operates out of a small army green food trailer set up in a 23rd Street parking lot between Barrett and Roosevelt avenues at 550 23rd Street.

Tacos Los Primos’ slab is warm and homey; you’ll like it more and more with each bite until the beautiful alchemy of beans, rice, and pork works its magic on you. Finishing off the last chewy bit of tortilla, you realize you’ve been enveloped with a comforting, peaceful, satisfied feeling that only comes from eating Real Food.

As we wrote in last week’s installment of the Richmond Burrito Trail, we are partaking in our city’s burritos on this celebrated taqueria row. It is an embarrassment of riches, with taquerias stretching as far as the eye can see.

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Our local burritos dealers align into two camps with the girthy Mission Style and a more traditional, saucy, bean-and-cheese affair. Like Tacos La Raza’s Super Lengua Burrito, Los Primos was a large soupy slab filled with tender meat, which falls in this camp.

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Ten years ago, Gusavo Arellano wrote The Definitive Guide to All 15 Burrito Styles Available in the United States for the OC Weekly and called these Pocho Burritos, which others call traditional burritos. 

“The burritos I grew up eating, the kind you’ll get if you enter a taquería in Southern California. No sour cream, no veggies–just the meat, beans and rice,” Arellano wrote.

Tacos Los Primos
Los Primos' Super Carnitas Burrito comes with chips, peppers, and onions.

Our Super Carnitas Burrito was a hefty 633-gram porky slab filled with saucy refried beans, cheese, rice, and crema. While it might not have been the burrito we wanted, it was the burrito we needed.

Los Primos' burrito was filled with lots of pork-filled bites in this, slightly spicy humble burrito. Slicing in half for your viewing pleasure revealed a not-very-photogenic sight. We ate it with the included pickled pepper and onion for a nice kick. Comes with chips for $13.75.

Tacos Los Primos
Tacos Los Primos operates out of a small army green food trailer in a parking lot at 550 23rd Street.

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