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Burritos La Palma to Open Take-Out Window In Boyle Heights’ Olympic Taco Row, with Beer

[dropcap size=big]J[/dropcap]ust a couple of weeks after the second season of Las Crónicas del Taco dropped on Netflix, one of the stars in their Burrito episode has announced they are opening a new take-out window operation on Olympic Boulevard in Boyle Heights. The breaking burrito news arrived via a story posted on Instagram a week ago by OG food blogger and food photographer, Dylan Ho. 

The address is 2811 E Olympic Boulevard and its grand opening date for full take-out service will be on October 24. The opening hours will be 11 AM to 7 PM every day.  

“This is where we really want to be as La Palma,” Alberto Bañuelos, tells L.A. Taco on a recent weekend morning as he trains his staff for what will likely be Olympic’s Taco Row newest taco star. Burritos La Palma specializes in petite, guisado-filled burritos in the style of Jerez, Zacatecas—on superlatively chewy, freshly pressed, handmade flour tortillas.  

Alberto Bañuelos standing in front of his new location of La Palma. Photo by Javier Cabral for L.A. Taco.

Burritos La Palma has been scheming up this third location in Boyle Heights since late last year, says Bañuelos. It is housed in a former banquet hall next to “New Wyvernwood,” the city’s first large-scale garden apartment community. The banquet hall permit will mean take-out beer and wine offerings. Bañuelos teases that for right now, the menu will stay the same as their locations in Orange County and El Monte, but to expect some new Boyle Heights-only guisados soon. This new location will also offer delivery via Postmates, whenever they can handle the demand, opening an entire new region of Los Angeles to their regional burritos. 

Burritos La Palma opening in this 1.3-mile stretch of Boyle Heights will make Olympic Boulevard, between Soto and Mirasol Streets, L.A.’s most robust and best taco Boulevard in Los Angles.

Twitter proceeded to freak out when it was mentioned in a casual tweet. The reaction from L.A.’s Taco Life followers had mostly to do with the realization that a trip to El Monte or Orange County to enjoy their slender Zacatecas-style burritos was no longer necessary. It will mark their first brick and mortar location in the Los Angeles metro area. (Pre-COVID, Burritos La Palma operated stands at Smorgaburg LA and the LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium.)       

The rest of Olympic's Taco Row. Photo by Javier Cabral for L.A. Taco.
Burritos La Palma operates out of a window located in Don Quixote's banquet hall. Photo by Javier Cabral for L.A. Taco.

Burritos La Palma opening in this 1.3-mile stretch of Boyle Heights will make Olympic Boulevard, between Soto and Mirasol Streets, L.A.’s most robust and best taco Boulevard in Los Angles. Across the street from La Palma is Tacos de Canasta El Abuelo, next to them, birria bone marrow tacos at Pepe’s Red Tacos, then comes the Chrissy Teigen-supported beef and goat birria tacos on handmade tortillas of Tacos Y Birria La Unica. A block away, you’ll have the dueling shrimp taco [rea] eastside establishments Mariscos Jalisco and Mariscos Cuatro Vientos. About half a mile east, you’ll have perhaps L.A.’s most true-to-Jalisco style birria tatemada (oven-roasted) at Birria El Jaliscience on Saturday early mornings and next to them, the iconic Los Originales Tacos Árabes de Los Angeles on weekend evenings.  And lastly, about another half mile east, you’ll have the unrelenting mesquite-grilled asada force of El Ruso.

 

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As if this wasn’t enough, you can wash all the tacos down with a refreshing tejuino from the stand in front of the Sears parking lot. Not to mention while also restocking your liquor cabinet and beer fridge with the city’s finest and most affordable craft beer and agave liquor selection at Ramirez Beverage Center.       

In true taco community-style, Bañuelos shares that the nearby taco truck owners have welcomed Burritos La Palma, buying trays of burritos for their own staff meals. 

The address is 2811 E Olympic Boulevard and its grand opening date for full take-out service will be on October 24. The opening hours will be 11 AM to 7 PM every day. 

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