Great breakfast burritos are a rarity in this city, and Downtown Bakery does them extremely well. Theirs are packed tight with steamy scrambled eggs, black beans galore, onions, peppers, and jack cheese to bind everything together. The morning is our preferred time to visit this small, cash-only Mexican counter, but their tortas and tamales with mole poblano are worth trying, too.
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