7 SoCal Spots That Put Hot Cheetos on Everything

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Written By: Olin Chow
Photographed By: Ed Visions
Styled By: Kalynn Nguyen

As kids, Hot Cheetos were the “it” chip! That glorious, albeit sometimes inconvenient red dust left on your fingers was the mark of satisfaction. Now, the Hot Cheetos brand has evolved from what it was in the ‘90s, and can be found in a variety of different dishes on the culinary spectrum. It seems that not a day goes by without spotting one of these concoctions on our Instagram feed, so we rounded up our eight favorite Hot Cheeto-filled meals to satisfy your spicy cravings.


Hot Cheetolote at El Raspadito

Elote, or Mexican corn on the cob, is traditionally prepared with epazote, layered with butter, creamy mayo, queso cotija and lime. At El Raspadito, they create it with one delicious twist—it’s powdered with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos instead of chili powder. This unique pairing not only makes for a fiery meal but also helps to create the ideal Hot Cheeto snap.  

Cheeto-licious: You can order your Cheetolote with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or regular Cheetos.

Native Knowledge: Cool down after your Hot Cheetolote with one of El Raspadito’s raspados.

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Sushirrito at The Low-key Poke Joint

This sushi burrito is packed full with green tea-infused bamboo rice, salmon, fatty tuna, crab meat and vegetables. The best part? It’s wrapped up in Hot Cheeto dust and crumbles!


Hot Cheeto Pizza at Ameci Pizza & Pasta

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill pizza. Trade the pepperonis for some Hot Cheetos to liven up your ‘za party. Once the pizza is hot out of the oven, Ameci’s throws on a load of Hot Cheetos in the melted cheese. Mangia, mangia!  

Hot Cheeto Carne Asada Burrito at Sayulitas Mexican Food

This behemoth of a burrito comes with a generous portion of carne asada, your choice of fixings like guacamole and sour cream and cheese, and all stuffed with crispy Hot Cheetos wrapped up in a warm tortilla. They don’t skimp on the good stuff. You won’t be disappointed.


The Oh No Burger at San Diego Poke Company

What’s better than a burger with Hot Cheetos? A poke burger with Hot Cheetos. A Furikake rice bun bundles together tuna, mixed greens, white onions, seaweed salad and drizzled with a combination of their Oh No and Seoul Hott sauce. The Hot Cheetos in this burger add the perfect amount of crunch and spice!


Hot Cheeto Pie at Lock & Key Social Drinkery

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Take your pie game to the next level! The Hot Cheeto Pie at Lock & Key Social Drinkery comes chock full of jalapeño-brined nacho cheese, chorizo, charred lemon sour cream, green onions and, of course, Hot Cheetos. Is your mouth watering yet?


Hot Cheetos Bagel at Yeastie Boys Bagels

These boys are no joke with their Hot Cheetos Bagel! This decadent spin on a breakfast favorite comes with a fried egg, Tillamook sharp cheddar and bacon. What a great way to kick start your morning! Be sure to check their social media to see when they’re serving it.

#TBT: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos first graced our lunchboxes back in 1992!

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