- $15 Worth of Lunch or Dinner at California Tortilla
The first fast-casual California Tortilla opened in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1995 and quickly gained a legion of DC-area fans delighted by its Mexican fusion eats, personalized burritos, and impressive wall of 75 different hot sauces. Now, East Coasters in several states can enjoy Cal Tort's burritos, quesadillas, and tacos made using fresh ingredients—such as Haas avocados and roma tomatoes—and cooked in small batches throughout the day.
The imaginative chef creations mix Mexican flavors with untraditional ones—think Korean barbecue burritos stuffed with mesquite meat and Korean barbecue sauce and bacon-chicken club burritos drizzled in jalapeño ranch. Customers can also build their own burritos from scratch, customizing them with mango salsa, tortilla strips, or cabbage slaw. Further personalization awaits at the Wall of Flame where customers can fulfill a need for heat with hot sauces boasting names like California Screamin’ and Pyro-Mania.