Food Bites: Burrito Madness at Hugo’s Tacos

Story by Valentina Silva

What is it about a cheap burrito that’s so irresistible? I’m not sure, but Hugo’s Tacos in Atwater Village always manages to enchant me with Burrito Madness, an entire month when knowing the secret password gets you a giant burrito for $2.51 every Wednesday.

Hugo’s burritos are on the healthier side, stuffed fat and really delicious. They use organic beans and rice and offer all the basic fillings, like al pastor and grilled fish, plus vegetarian options. My favorite is the zucchini, corn and string beans (pictured). I’ve tried most of the other salsas they offer, but none compare to the sweet and smokey flavor of the honey chipotle. I also usually add cheese for a pretty fair 46 cents

Burrito Madness is every Wednesday in November, and the secret password is “Gracie.”


Details: Hugo’s Tacos, 3300 Glendale Blvd., Atwater |  10 AM – 10 PM daily

Valentina Silva is a regular contributor writing about food and restaurants. You can also find Valentina’s reviews and stories on her new blog, Eastside Food Bites.


  1. Hugo’s IS awesome.

    Must have’s are the Fish Torta Ahogada and the soy chorizo burrito with the salsa arbol.

    So yummy!

  2. Gross photo!

  3. It’s all about the Torta Ahogada at Hugo’s!

  4. Not as good as Hugo’s for sure, but Jack in the Box is reported to offer 2 free tacos this coming Tuesday on 11/16. For more information, simply go to http://www.ineedabargain.com and do a search on ‘taco’.

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