El Tepeyac Cafe

Californian | Mexican
One of the best

A fixture in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, El Tepeyec has been dishing out large portions of Mexican food for over 50 years.

No longer a hidden gem in the Mexican community, at lunchtime El Tepeyac has a line of hungry patrons lined up at the outside order window waiting to place their order. When your meal is ready, you can sit at one of several outdoor Formica tables beneath the building’s canopy.

El Tepeyac’s claim to fame is the Hollenbeck burrito. Named after the local police precinct, this behemoth of a plate-sized “wet” burrito is bursting with tender pork, cheese, beans, rice, and guacamole. Generously studded with hunks of stewed pork, the ranchero sauce that covers the burrito packs more flavor than punch. You can also try the “Manuel Special” if you dare, a burrito that’s twice as expensive and three times the size of the Hollenbeck Burrito; however, the Manuel Special would likely be more suited for feeding a family of four.

A visit to L.A. would not be complete without a stop at El Tepeyac for authentic Cal-Mex street food.

What to Eat
Hollenbeck Burrito
El Tepeyac Cafe, Carne Asada Taco
Carne Asada Taco
The carne asada was easily the best taco I’ve ever had. The meat was delicious beyond words; it was seasoned perfectly. The onions and cilantro were the perfect accompaniments.
El Tepeyac Cafe, Tortilla Chips
Tortilla Chips
The chips are good and they are served with a green and a red salsa, both good.
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday6 am - 9:45 pm
Monday6 am - 8 pm
Tuesday6 am - 8 pm
Wednesday6 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday6 am - 9:45 pm
Friday6 am - 11 pm
Saturday6 am - 11 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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