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GREEN BURRITO La Puente

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#1 Sep 4, 2006
Remember the most unbelievable green chile combonation burritos in the world ? Since the early 60s until the closing in the 1990s I lived on those , shipped them all over the country to friends and family who had become addicted on visits to California. I grew up in the La Puente area and am deperately seeking anyone that knows anyone with info on the green chiles or can reproduce those for me today. Will pay a handsome reward to anyone that has the info I need. Would also like to hear from anyone that remembers this sadly missed local landmark. The Green Burrito was on the corner of Hacienda Blvd. and Fairgrove Ave., we thought it would be there forever.
Belinda

Chandler, AZ

#2 Oct 18, 2006
YES, YES, YES, I remember, and I too would LOVE to have the recipes to those delicious green, and red burritos. If you find out ANY information about them PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE e-mail me with any info you may have discovered at bdude1@cox.net. I now live in Arizona but grew up since I was around 13 years old, and am now 45 eating those wonderful burritos. I AM STILL NOT OVER IT!! I too never thought the restaraunt would close. From what I heard the children of the owners didn't want to continue with the restaraunt. Please let me know anything you may find out!!!
Don

Lanai City, HI

#3 Feb 13, 2007
Last time I was in La Puente in 2000 I ate there you mean it is now gone? They were the best and their quesadilla especial I have never seen anywhere else?
thistle624

Matteson, IL

#4 Feb 13, 2009
I had gone there with my family for the 30 years it was opened. I moved to Arizona in 1999 and on a road trip back to California all I thought of was a green combination burrito for the Green Burrito. When I got there it was gone and the building had a red roof and a sign that said Burger Depot...I almost had a wreck. There food was the absoulte best.
Pete

Lancaster, CA

#5 Nov 6, 2009
I also grew up in La Puente (Hacienda Blvd @ Fairgrove Ave). I would always go to this fast food restaurant for a great burrito after the Drive-in movie or after an evening out with my friends. The burritos were delicious and spicy. I lived on these from the 60's until I moved away. I think the owners should have sued the Carl's and Green burrito people for utilizing the name of a greater place. The "newer" green burritos are a joke. Mexicateria food is more like them. I have made these burritos from memory and have come up with what I believe is pretty darn close to being on the money.
connie

Glendale, CA

#6 Dec 3, 2009
Pete wrote:
I also grew up in La Puente (Hacienda Blvd @ Fairgrove Ave). I would always go to this fast food restaurant for a great burrito after the Drive-in movie or after an evening out with my friends. The burritos were delicious and spicy. I lived on these from the 60's until I moved away. I think the owners should have sued the Carl's and Green burrito people for utilizing the name of a greater place. The "newer" green burritos are a joke. Mexicateria food is more like them. I have made these burritos from memory and have come up with what I believe is pretty darn close to being on the money.


Hey Pete,

I ate at GB for years and really miss their gree burritos. I'd like your recipe, would you email it to me? Thanks.
concongirl@yahoo.com
King Taco

Concord, CA

#7 Dec 3, 2009
Its not rocket science
Albert

Sun Valley, CA

#8 Dec 6, 2009
Pete wrote:
I also grew up in La Puente (Hacienda Blvd @ Fairgrove Ave). I would always go to this fast food restaurant for a great burrito after the Drive-in movie or after an evening out with my friends. The burritos were delicious and spicy. I lived on these from the 60's until I moved away. I think the owners should have sued the Carl's and Green burrito people for utilizing the name of a greater place. The "newer" green burritos are a joke. Mexicateria food is more like them. I have made these burritos from memory and have come up with what I believe is pretty darn close to being on the money.
Pete please e-mail me your recipe for the green burrito as I too miss this place. Thanks AL rx4hair@aol.com
Albert

Sun Valley, CA

#9 Dec 6, 2009
Pete, Please send me your recipe for the green burrito as I miss this place as well. I crave these burritos--I have eaten other places but none compare to the Green Burrito on hacienda.
rick

Lompoc, CA

#10 Jan 25, 2010
Pete wrote:
I also grew up in La Puente (Hacienda Blvd @ Fairgrove Ave). I would always go to this fast food restaurant for a great burrito after the Drive-in movie or after an evening out with my friends. The burritos were delicious and spicy. I lived on these from the 60's until I moved away. I think the owners should have sued the Carl's and Green burrito people for utilizing the name of a greater place. The "newer" green burritos are a joke. Mexicateria food is more like them. I have made these burritos from memory and have come up with what I believe is pretty darn close to being on the money.
grew up in West Covina, went to Bishop Amat, ate at the GB for many years. Would love the green chile recipe. I was also a big fan of the plain tostada. Just perfect and simple. beans, lettuce, cheese, tomato.
Shanna

Redding, CA

#11 Feb 15, 2010
My family also misses The Greeen burrito in la Puente we would have them brought to us from our family when they would come to visit in Redding Ca.If any body has the recipe please send it to us.
CRAVING ORIGINAL GB

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#12 Jun 27, 2010
Is there ANYONE that knows the recipe for the original green burrito in La Puente ? How about burrito place similar or close to the flavor of the green burrito . I was 11 years old when my father used to take us there every friday , I am 50 now and have never had a burrito that came close to the original one. My sisters and I have been craving one so if anyone can please pass on the info to my email .....thanks lilwifey11@aol.com
Rick

Lompoc, CA

#13 Oct 6, 2010
Pete wrote:
I also grew up in La Puente (Hacienda Blvd @ Fairgrove Ave). I would always go to this fast food restaurant for a great burrito after the Drive-in movie or after an evening out with my friends. The burritos were delicious and spicy. I lived on these from the 60's until I moved away. I think the owners should have sued the Carl's and Green burrito people for utilizing the name of a greater place. The "newer" green burritos are a joke. Mexicateria food is more like them. I have made these burritos from memory and have come up with what I believe is pretty darn close to being on the money.
Pete, if you are still out there, any chance of the recipe? Thanks

Rick
Class of 77

United States

#14 Oct 6, 2010


I remember going there with Pete, Rey, Johnny, Oscar, the Twins, Jim, Rick, Carmen, and so many more.
Marie Roork

Grants Pass, OR

#15 Nov 17, 2010
Pete wrote:
I also grew up in La Puente (Hacienda Blvd @ Fairgrove Ave). I would always go to this fast food restaurant for a great burrito after the Drive-in movie or after an evening out with my friends. The burritos were delicious and spicy. I lived on these from the 60's until I moved away. I think the owners should have sued the Carl's and Green burrito people for utilizing the name of a greater place. The "newer" green burritos are a joke. Mexicateria food is more like them. I have made these burritos from memory and have come up with what I believe is pretty darn close to being on the money.
I also grew up on the original GB! The Carls Jr ones are OK, but nothing like the original! I also would be interested in any recipes from GB.mar23611@yahoo.com
Marie Roork

Grants Pass, OR

#16 Nov 17, 2010
I also grew up on the original GB! The Carls Jr ones are OK, but nothing like the original! I also would be interested in any recipes from GB.mar23611@yahoo.com
Robert Campos

Pomona, CA

#17 Dec 4, 2010
My parents have now past away. They opened the GREEN BURRITO#1 on August 8, 1968 in La Puente Ca. The sign on the boulevard had a Burro with saddle on its back that said "#1". They originally were in the taco stand next store to the car dealership which is now the Boca Del Rio. My parents leased that place from the old car dealership Roberts American Jeeps. Back in the days 60's -70's. When they occupied that building. It was a closed business. They bought the remaining inventory for roughly a few hundred dollars. After working in another Taco stand with Don Julio for a couple of years in Los Angeles Ca. They saw the opportunity to have something. They both immigrated from Mexico and knew with alot of hard work. The sky was the limit.
Alvino and Julia Campos grew the menu one item at a time. The recipes and flavors that the restaurant served were above the rest and simply the best. They employed good people that worked with pride and operated as a family business.
The Green Chile Combination Burrito is what made them the Landmark that they were. They roasted fresh green chiles from morning till night to keep up with the demand. They started out closing at 10PM then midnight then 2 in the morning then 24 hours a day. I miss them more than anything thing in this world and the flavors they served. I have never tasted any mexican food that compares. Maybe in the near future. I will open a place and you will hear about it. Good news travels.
SINCERLY
Robert Campos

Pomona, CA

#18 Dec 4, 2010
The GREEN BURRITO #1 in La Puente Ca. on (Fairgrove Ave and Hacienda Blvd.) was never part of any franchise. It was one family from Walnut Ca. This was the only restaurant we owned. We operated from 1968-2000 when we sold. We only served freshly grilled food. We never put our meat products on water tables heaters. When you ordered we grilled it while you wait. It was worth the wait. You just can't get food to taste that fresh off a water table heater. For the record.
Rick

Lompoc, CA

#19 Dec 4, 2010
Robert, thanks for sharing the background on your parents. Their food showed the love they had for a great product! There are so many who cared and loved the GB, and only a few of us found this website to express it! I cannot tell you how many times after a game at Bishop Amat we all went there!

I used to love going there with someone who had never had a chance to enjoy such quality, taste and at a great price!

On a very personal note, if you and family ever make the green combo, CALL ME!

All the best! Thanks!
KJF

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Dec 26, 2010
Mr. Campos:

Your parents had a fine establishment, one I remember with fondly. When I had to travel to the area a few years ago, I drove by and was saddened to see The GreenB was no more.
You can be proud of your parents and their work, because they are remembered by many.

God Bless

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