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Macho Plate: "Not For A Woman"

I met up with Mike, friend and fellow food blogger of The Food Monkey, for his first meal at El Burrito Taqueria / Burritos On Fire.

This being my first time back in a while, the menu had changed: Macho Plate. "What's that?" I asked the man behind the counter.

The response revealed his machismo:

It's big. Three meats, chicken, carnitas, steak. Sour cream, guacamole. Not for a woman.

Mike and I decided to split the Macho Plate and a quesadilla (at left), which might lead you to believe that we doubt our own manliness. We do not.

Sized and priced as a dinner, the Macho Plate will put hair on your chest.

This El Burrito meal was rated: 7.0.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Macho Plate: "Not For A Woman"

Burritos On Fire, No Plantains

Following the great burrito fire of 2005, El Burrito Taqueria has a new sign: Burritos On Fire.

It is unclear if the name has changed; the old tarp remains.

Also, the delicious plantains they once offered have been removed from the menu. Boo.

Sunday, July 16, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Burritos On Fire, No Plantains

Insurance Money Well Spent

Months after the great El Burrito fire, the doors are open again and the interior seems cleaned up. In the first incarnation, El Burrito wasn't the prettiest place in Allston Rock City.

Many thanks to Nikhiel for the pictures of the new interior.

Monday, October 24, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Insurance Money Well Spent

Grand Re-Opening At El Burrito

A few months after "The Great El Burito Fire" the doors are open again.

While they are offering only limited menu items at this time, we hope the full menu (especially the plantains) will return soon.

Thanks to Nikhiel for the news tip.

Friday, September 16, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Grand Re-Opening At El Burrito

Not Hot, On Fire

El Burrito Taqueria had an electrical fire about a week and a half ago. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Other establishments on Brighton Ave were also forced to close.

Allegedly, NSTAR or the landlord are to blame.

They should be back in business relatively soon.

Sunday, June 26, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Not Hot, On Fire

You Talk, We Listen

I've been to El Burrito before - a number of times. Between the time I started this blog and the time I made it back to El Burrito, I got a comment from a gentleman who goes by the alias Patrick Bateman (The main character from American Psycho). Here's what he had to say:
Go to EL BURRITO in brighton. It's on brighton ave just past harvard st. Try the CHICHARRONES. QUE BUEN SABOR, CACHUNDO.

And so we did. Greg got it, and he said it was good. Chicharon is pork cracklings. They're a little fatty and a little crunchy. You can see a bit in the top left of the picture.

Patrick Bateman, your wish is my command.

This El Burrito meal was rated: 6.8.

Saturday, May 14, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for You Talk, We Listen

No Words To Describe

Blogging about burritos and recipes and rice really gets tiring. I think I'm just running low on creativity at the moment.

This is a super chicken from El Burrito. What can I say other than it was good? Um, it was big...

Writer's block. I'll be back on the saddle tomorrow.

This El Burrito meal was rated: 6.0.

Friday, May 13, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for No Words To Describe

Not Poops, Plantains!

While they aren't the greatest looking food in the world, fried plantains are a fine treat. This sample from El Burrito Taqueria happens to be one of the less aesthetically pleasing I've seen, but I swear they were delicious.

Greasy? Yes.

The fried plantains from El Pelon look much more appealing 'cause they're sliced, but I'm going to have to give the flavor nod to El Burrito.

This El Burrito meal was rated: 7.2.

Thursday, May 12, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Not Poops, Plantains!

Welcome To El Burrito Taqueria

Have you been to Allston Rock City? The place is dirty. El Burrito Taqueria is in Allston, and it's dirty, too. The guy who makes your burrito is usually the same guy who's making your change, but I try to look past such details.

Fortunately, they serve burritos, not dirt, and the burritos are damn good.

Despite its convenient location on Brighton Ave (Map), they deliver (nights and weekends only) with a minimum of only $10.

The menu here is constantly changing, so stop in and see what's cooking.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Welcome To El Burrito Taqueria