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Califlorida Burrito - You Do What?

Reporting from Miami, Phil.

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.

This Mexico Bravo meal was rated: Disturbing.

Monday, December 12, 2005 by Phil. Permalink for Califlorida Burrito - You Do What?

Welcome To Mexico Bravo

A 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.

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Monday, December 12, 2005 by Phil. Permalink for Welcome To Mexico Bravo | Comments (7)