Eduardo’s Border Grill – Westwood

Before there was Chipotle, Baja Fresh and Poquito Mas, there was Eduardo’s Border Grill. Tucked inside a mini mall at the corner of Westwood Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd., Eduardo’s has been serving Mexican/Southwestern food for over 30 years.

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Their menu features the standard fare of burritos, tacos, and quesadillas, along with some specialties like enchiladas and fajitas. Unlike other Mexican restaurants, Eduardo’s uses a healthier cooking approach, with less sodium and no lard, relying instead on vegetable oil.

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Of course there is a salsa bar, with six freshly made salsa to choose from, including a mango salsa.

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For burrito fillings, you can select steak, chicken, vegetarian (black beans), shrimp, red snapper or plain bean & cheese.

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The traditional vegetarian burrito comes filled with black beans, rice, lettuce, cheese, guacamole and sour cream.

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The traditional chicken burrito has cheese, guacamole and salsa. There’s also the Border Burrito which has the same ingredients as the traditional, plus black beans, rice and sour cream. The burrito contained a generous portion of seasoned chicken, grilled to perfection. The meats at Eduardo’s are lean, full of flavor, and superior to those found at the chain restaurants.

I would call Eduardo’s a hole-in-the-wall gem, but that would be unfair to Eduardo’s. It even passes the standards of my germaphobe co-worker. So when a Mexican food craving hits, head over to Eduardo’s. With over 30 years in business, they’re doing something right.

Location – 1820 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90025
Website – https://www.eduardosbordergrill.com
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – Yes
Vegetarian Friendly – Yes
Vegan Friendly – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes

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