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Size Doesn't Matter? Tell That to the Porno Burrito

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Last summer, well before he was awarded the Pulitzer freaking Prize, LA Weekly icon Johnathan Gold took the advice of an anonymous fan and checked out the Porno Burrito in Cypress Park.

I was tipped off to El Atacor #11 by an unsigned e-mail a couple of months ago, a message instructing me to Google the phrase “porno burrito.” I did. A healthy percentage of the results pointed toward the restaurant. The potato taco may be El Atacor’s enduring glory, but its fame in the online world comes mostly from its Super Burrito, a foil-wrapped construction the size and girth of your forearm, which drapes over a paper plate like a giant, oozing sea cucumber or, perhaps more to the point, like an appendage of John Holmes. It is impossible to look at a Super Burrito without marveling at the flaccid, masculine mass of the thing. It is probably even harder to bite into it without laughing. - LA Weekly 7/19/06

For some reason the editors of the Weekly didn't include a picture of the mammoth meal - too muy macho? Fortunately today when we checked into our Flickr account of LAist Featured Photos we saw that frequent submitter C-Monster snapped a shot of the grande burrito in a way that can finally portray its superior size.

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So now when you read about Mr. Gold's grand achievement (kudos, buddy!) and they mention the fact that he's "tackled" the Porno Burrito, now you know exactly what he had to confront.

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While we appreciate the effort to establish scale, we frown upon putting your shoes on the tables of taquerias. Gracias. We've been told that that is a napkin under the shoe. So nevermind :)

El Atacor #11,
2622 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 441-8477

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photos by C-Monster via LAist Featured Photos