We Got San Loco That Night?
Will, a man truly capable of critiquing food, was not available to comment, because he had no recollection.
Mo Burritos Mo Better
Justin, pictured here, seemed to lead the cult of Mo, and found the Height of Moe-deocrity post hilarious.
One night in the West Village we snuck out of some champagne party for a quick snack.
After 4 months, I never found a truly amazing burrito in Manhattan or understood the humor in Mo.
In Fairness, Bone Found At Anna's
A few months ago, Greg found a bone in his chicken ranchero burrito. A loyal Boca Grande foot soldier claimed this was impossible, and accused me of planting the evidence via email:
I'm going to have to call you and your website a big liar...If you'd like to admit that you brought this bone yourself, just to hold up for your picture, I would certainly appreciate it. If you can present me some proof of the bone, I would also listen.Well buddy, other than the photograph, I'm afraid I'm out of proof.
In fairness, I found a bone in my boiled chicken quesadilla at Anna's, pictured above.
In chicken that is boiled, small bones sometimes escape detection.
I do not carry them in my pockets.
Look, A Brand New Burrito!
Are you going to make that gift giving season a reality and buy me lunch?
(Button on right under my picture)
Mr. Fink, Enchilada Save The City
Sadly, it was at the end of my stay.
This The (Big) Enchilada meal was rated: .
Welcome To The Enchilada
Some time back, they were known as, "The Big Enchilada." Phone books may have both listings.
This entry is filed in The (Big) Enchilada.
Best Night In NYC Ends In San Loco
We took it upon ourselves to give them some business. Lots of business.
What better to fill bellies than bourbon and Strongbow? Burritos from San Loco. Catfish burritos. At 2 AM.
Mutant Breed Of Buffalo
- Feta and Caesar Dressing
- BBQ and Caramelized Onions
- Buffalo Sauce and Blue Cheese
- Peanut Sauce and Cucumbers
I got mine without the blue cheese, and it was a little dry. I feel like it must be possible to mix buffalo sauce with rice and tortillas. Maybe this deserves a second shot?
Fork And Knife Required
This Blockhead's meal was rated: .
Leaning Tower Of Romano's Pizza
Back to the chicken burrito specimen at hand.
You can see two of these three qualities on display. This wrap was so tight, I was able to stand the burrito on end. Brilliant. And delicious.
Where's Waldo Found At San Loco
Earlier that night I saw the best costume ever for a couple: Princess and Mario. New York's Halloween parade is not to be missed, nor is the late night fare at San Loco.
Unfortunately this was not a planned Burrito Blog expedition, (I only had my camera because it was Halloween) and I did not take notes on the meal.San Loco.
Welcome To San Loco
All three locations deliver, and the LES location serves alcohol. Between the geographic locale and the fact that they're open until 4 or 5 am depending on the day, San Loco has drunk food written all over it.
Coupons are available on the official site, though I'm not sure what they're for 'cause I don't have a printer.
Radish, Radish, On My Fish
The picture says it all. There are radishes on my fish taco.
For years, I’ve tried to get used to radishes, and I’ve made incredible progress. Still, I’m not quite there.
It’s not you. It’s me. Maybe one day things will work out between us.
Challenge: I Take No Prisioners
Inspiration: Cajun chicken, black beans, roasted corn salsa, sour cream, rice, and a flour tortilla
Challenge: DJ Turbz claims he can eat a burrito faster than Phil. Please remember that Phil once ate three Anna's super burritos (with everything) in one sitting, and defeated The Ultimate Big Burrito. But this is a test for speed, not quantity.
When is game day? Update: video results of the speed eating contest.
Related: Turbz gave the Cajun burrito high marks, but keep in mind this kid loves his food.
Welcome To Boloco
Formerly known as The Wrap, the Boloco menu offers more wrap-like selections than it does burritos.its short list of
Places To Go If You Want Something That's Probably Not A BurritoTraditionalists, please do not be offended. We've covered Romano's Pizza and had amazing results, so we find no harm in giving Boloco a shot, even if the burritos are less traditional and a bit 'inspired.' Boloco.
Maiden Campechanos Taco Voyage
Quite honestly, this little taco blew me away. Heavy on the onions y cilantro, which I love, it was no more greasy than necessary for chorizo, and full of flavor.
Oh, and they're $2 each, a nice change from Manhattan prices.
Welcome To Romano's Pizza
It's Romano's Pizza.
But on the windows are the names that make my mouth water: tacos, tostadas, chilaquiles, and of course, burritos.
Yes, they sell pizza and subs. The Mexican food is the best kept secret in town.Romano's Pizza.
Califlorida Burrito - You Do What?
After a quick perusal of the menu I decided on something called the "Califlorida" burrito. Allegedly, "Califlorida" is a registered trademark of Mexico Bravo. That's fine, I'm always up for the house specialty.
Only problem, the burrito came with lettuce. "No worries," I thought as I asked for my burrito without lettuce.
After waiting a while, the waitress looked at me, and then looked at the burrito she had just placed in front of me, then back at me. She informed me that she forgot to remove the lettuce, but it would just be a minute. She returned to the table with my burrito, which, until recently, had a small pile of lettuce next to it.
Feeling a bit silly, I asked if she actually removed the lettuce from inside the burrito, not just the lettuce next to it. She paused for a moment before informing me that my request was impossible. Why you might ask? Because, according to the waitress, they roll the burritos the day before, and just heat them up to order. I stared blankly at her for a moment, not knowing how to react. You do what?!
See also: Lechuga! Lechuga! Lechuga!
Also, the burrito kind of looks like a Mexican cannoli.
Welcome To Mexico BravoA new discovery. A trip to Marshalls with my girlfriend, and we happened upon a new Mexican restaurant in the same strip mall (Map). Everything in Miami is in strip malls.
The place was called Mexico Bravo, which seemed like a good sign, because Mexico is where burritos come from, and "bravo" apparently means good. So far it seemed like we were on the right track.
However, it was not a "burrito joint" but more of a sit-down Mexican restaurant, which so far have not been kind to me in terms of their burrito quality. What's worse, Mexico Bravo was a self-proclaimed 'upscale grill.' I don't know what that means.
Let's find out.
Mexico Bravo was covered by Miami's burrito analyst, Phil.Mexico Bravo.
Not Chips, Strips
While on the fringe of foods appropriate for Burrito Blog, they're healthier than potato chips and taste better, too.
The Suizas Enchilada Experience
$10. Try it.
With a nice salsa verde, I got mine without sour cream. Though I wish I got the refried beans, this was still great. No question, this meal was the best I've had in four months of this little town.
Burrito Blog Moves To Santa Monica, CA
Junior Burrito Analyst, John Furnari was kind enough to provide housing for this epic journey.
In the coming weeks, I plan to catch up on old burrito experiences and share tales of the West coast. Don't be surprised when entries come in from all over the country. That's right kiddos, Burrito Blog just went national.
Blue Corn Tortilla
- The modest menu offering (4 kinds of tacos) is straight to the point.
- Of these 4, 1 is chicken verde. Yes!
- They only give you 1 corn tortilla. I think 2 is standard.
- The corn tortilla is blue.
- Did you see that? Blue!
It kind of fell apart before I got it home - this picture was taken before travel. While chicken verde is hard to come by, the single corn tortilla made it structurally unsound. If you don't object to the fork and knife, the chicken verde taco from Snack Dragon is a winner, even at $3.25 each.
Welcome To Snack Dragon
To the surprise of Burrito Blog, snack dragon does not sell burritos - only tacos. No matter, we're already here.
- Carne Asada
- Chicken Verde
- Quinoa Pilaf & Bean (vegetarian)
This entry is filed in Snack Dragon.
La Salsa Bar vs. Regular Bar
At La Salsa Bar, they invite you to sample the available flavors:
- Mexicana - Medium
- Avocado - Mild
- Mango - Mild
- Mucho Hot - Habanero
- Buena - Medium
- Roasted Tomato - Medium
- Chile de Arbol Salsa - Medium Hot
This entry is filed in La Salsa.
Enormous, greasy, and not as delicious as I had hoped, the monster served as an adequate sedative (like this torta) for the six hour flight back to New York.
High points are awarded for unexpected intestinal solidarity; I did not have to use the tiny pooper in the jet plane.