When Chef Fernando opened Los Burritos, he had to do a lot of tasks specific to new business owners: find a storefront, hire a staff, and steal from his mother.
In Fernando's defense, his family's recipes are really, really good?and top secret. Utterly passionate about food and committed to making every dish to order, Fernando begged his mom for ages to spill her culinary secrets. She refused, but he eventually managed to thumb through her personal cache of dog-eared, pen-scrawled notes for tricks you simply won't find in a published cookbook. Though she was initially reluctant to share her recipes, it's hard to imagine that she minded for too long. Los Burritos' current reputation for one-of-a-kind, entirely authentic Mexican food reaches hungry ears long before customers even sit down, and the chilaquiles, chorizo burritos, and vegetable quesadillas are beloved by many.