Before burning through money buying rounds with friends, be sure to set aside a few bucks for a Los Betos run afterwards.
There are five Los Betos locations throughout the Treasure Valley, all open 24 hours a day. The food is the same in the day and at night, but it seems to taste better after midnight. It doesnt get much better than having a burrito, a side of Spanish rice and refried beans and some refreshing horchata. Los Betos does have the option to drive through, but that overlooks one important aspect the salsa bar.
There are plenty of combo meals at Los Betos, like two shredded beef burritos with beans and rice on the side, and many more a la carte items to choose from. No matter what you order, the food will leave a grown human full for two days. If you cant inhale all of it, there are plenty of to-go boxes to save for lunch the next day.
Looking for ratatouille with a medium-rare quail egg? Los Betos isnt the place. If its fundamental Mexican food that tastes great, though, heres the winner.
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