Burritos La Palma is easy to miss, yet in plain sight. The specialty Mexican restaurant — nestled in a strip mall between a dentist and the newly widened Bristol Street at Santa Ana Boulevard — is full of authentic flavors and colorful history. Inside, you won’t find gaudy primary colors or papel picado, instead you’ll find simple and clean earth-tone tables with seating. For food, the menu above the order and cashier counter offers only four food categories: tortas, flautas, quesadillas, and burritos. Evident in the name, these little beauties are La Palma’s claim to fame and are perfect for students and those looking for something fulfilling and snackable.
Unlike most new-wave churro places that emphasize toppings and other add-ons, Don Churro brings a homestyle recipe that was perfected by owner Jaime Gomez-Nunez’s grandfather, a respected churro maker in the highlands of Jalisco.
From the outside, a passerby would not expect to find a warm, welcoming vegan panaderia in the rugged stripmall of Bristol Street and Civic Center Avenue. Inside there are tables and chairs waiting for you to sit and relax for awhile.