Monday, April 1, 2013

El Tepeyac

El Tepeyac is a Mexican restaurant located in Los Angeles, California. You may have seen this place profiled on the TV series Man v. Food. Again, I dragged a couple friends out for a big burrito.

Looking around, I feel like we drove into the barrio. Some outdoor seating is available. The menu is typical food that one would find at a Mexican restaurant.

After watching Man v. Food, I felt like splitting one of the huge "Manuel Special" burritos in honor of Manuel Rojas, who had passed away in mid-February.

I was told there's an actual food challenge with the Chile Verde Pork Manuel Special burrito ($21.21). It weighs around 4-5 pounds, and if you can finish it, you'll get a T-shirt and your picture on their Wall of Fame. From my understanding, you'll still have to pay for the burrito.

My friend doesn't eat pork, so we got the Manuel Special Pollo ($22.29), which included shredded chicken, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and rice.

After eating half, I still felt pretty comfortable. But I'd probably be immobile if I had to eat the rest.

Manuel's Special Pollo
(El Tepeyac)
Mmm...big burrito
Honestly, the burrito was good, and I love guacamole. It's just that I've had tastier burritos. In other words, I'll probably just get the pork one next time because the pig always tends to save the day.

I must also mention we got our huge burrito ridiculously fast, probably no more than two minutes after we ordered. For its size, the Manuel Special is a reasonable deal, especially when splitting it with a couple of friends. Friendly service here.

My rating might be in the "OK" range, but I still plan to return for more epic eating! 6.5/10

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