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Jalapeno Jax

Would You Like Fries With That?

Reported by Phil from Miami

The choices at Jalapeno Jax weren't too tricky. For burritos, they had steak, chicken, carnitas, veggie, fish, and a "fajita burrito."

True to form I went with steak.

It was loaded with all the usual suspects; refried beans, rice, steak, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, and my choice of salsa: pico de gallo and some spicy green one. They brought the salsa in small dishes on the side of the salsa.

I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do with that.

I tried to spoon it onto the burrito with each bite. It was a little frustrating. What was more frustrating was that the burrito sort of tasted like a Big Mac. There was no special sauce; I didn't really understand how it happened.

Either way, it wasn't what I wanted out of a $10 burrito.

This Jalapeno Jax meal was rated: 2.8.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 by Phil. Permalink for Would You Like Fries With That?

Welcome To Jalapeno Jax

From Miami's own Junior Analyst, Phil:

So I was sporting my "I Love Burritos" shirt in the mall recently when a kid came up to me to ask where I got it. We immediately began talking burritos. He told me I had to check out this place on 73rd and Biscayne (Map). This was not the first time I'd heard of this place that no one seemed to remember the name of.

No matter.

I headed off to 73rd and Biscayne to do some exploring. What I found there was place called Jalapeno Jax. It wasn’t a "burrito joint" per se; more of a regular sit-down Mexican restaurant.

I was optimistic until I saw a sign on the table that said "It's not the size of the burrito that matters…It's how good it tastes."

Everybody knows size matters.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 by Phil. Permalink for Welcome To Jalapeno Jax