El Boracho


For any Gaucho (and most Vaqueros), a late night freebirds burrito was a staple of the college experience. Legend has it, one night a drunken Rabbi entered the original freebirds, asked for a double tortilla wrapped burrito with nacho chips inside, and ‘El Boracho’ was born. Local IV scholars maintain that the restaurant added ‘El Boracho’ to their secret menu shortly thereafter, and can still be requested today.

On a recent business trip to San Antonio, TX. I noticed a giant ‘Freebirds – World Burrito’ billboard on the side of the freeway. A few weeks later, a Freebirds opened near the Beethoven House in West LA. The chain has exploded, there are nearly 50 locations in Texas (planned and built), it’s hyyuge there. Apparently you can even get custom freebirds Texas license plates. It’s good to see a local SB business doing so well. I’m glad I’ll be able to continue to enjoy their delicious burritos in LA, and apparently anywhere in Texas. But it still feels good to be a part of the original. If only they could add flapjacks to their menu.

Freebird’s Story
It all started in ’87 near the beach in Santa Barbara, California when two ex-hippies figured out how to roll some awesome burritos using fresh-chopped veggies, house-made rice and beans, and of course grass fed beef and all natural chicken.

Students at UC Santa Barbara quickly adopted FREEBIRDS as their own. Four years later, FREEBIRDS rolled into College Station, Texas where the Aggies at A&M got a taste of the soon-to-be legendary FREEBIRD & Monster burritos. And today, FREEBIRDS is spreading its wings and expanding across the country.

News Story from the South Bay:

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Minister of the Lexicon
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 11:39:34


  2. Rousing
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 21:24:03


  3. MBM
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 19:17:23

    I remember the day I realized you could get a quesadilla for half the price and fill it with everything the burrito had. I used the extra funds for one additional Mad Dog 20/20 a week. So hot, so sweaty, so drunk. Viva Los Free Birds!!!

  4. Minister of MOM
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 16:03:43

    Unfortunately, Fres-No.

  5. novasahn
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 13:49:50

    Do they make that burrito with a dorito shell?? http://youtu.be/WikuS68bZVw

  6. Minister of the Lexicon
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 14:47:42

    Brand new Freebirds open in Trojan Town on Figueroa. Of course the Trojan kids have been flocking in their range rovers to the new location but are certainly oblivious to the origin of this fine establishment and the Legend of the Rabbi: He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Sober. I will spread the gospel.

  7. Rousing
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 13:24:51

    Informative and entertaining. Strong post.