Out of TownTam’s Burgers No. 27
Tam’s Burgers is one of those local curiosities — a chain of restaurants that don’t have any visibility outside a certain vicinity, but saturates a locality. We were actually looking for an In-N-Out burger, but it was early in the morning, so none were open. We ended up at Tam’s Burgers No. 27 in Huntington Park.
(Top to bottom: 1. I don’t know who Tam is, but this is his burger. 2. Crusty onion rings.)
This is what happens when you don’t plan your day properly. You end up in a shifty fast food joint that serves everything from Tex Mex to burgers. I ordered the breakfast burrito — nice and light, right? Case still had burger on her mind, so she went for that. We split some onion rings and a Coke.
(Above: Now that is a really, really big burrito.)
When our order finally arrived, we were dumbfounded. On our tray was a massive burger, a burrito the size of my arm, a bucket of coke, and an entire plate piled with a mountain of onion rings. The volume of food was ridiculous. The taste? Well, the burger and burrito were not bad — greasy — but nothing unexpected from a fast food joint. The onion rings, however, were dry as cardboard and the breading ripped through the roof of our mouths.
We ended up abandoning half our meal — Tam’s was too much. Our entire meal came to just over $20, which we initially thought was pricey for a fast food restaurant. But, now we know why.
Perfect for: if you’re starving and have no place to go.
2850 East Slauson Avenue, Huntington Park
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