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el metate - bistec a la mexicana

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el metate - bistec a la mexicana

jupiter | Aug 24, 2007 03:35 PM

The other day i stopped by El Metate to end a many year hiatus after a dissapointing night there. Anyway, i was interested by the description of the bistec a la mexicana, so i ordered a burrito.

and then i waited.
and waited
and waited.

I have to say that i have never had to wait so long for a burrito and i was starting to get a little discouraged and was hoping that the burrito was worth the wait.

And surprisingly enough, it was. It was not like any burrito i had ever tasted before, and i think that was part of it's charm. It tasted like they had stuffed the burrito with the lomo saltado from Limon. It was fresh grilled steak with pan seared onions, tomatoes and peppers (albeit they were fresh jalapeno's so the combination is definitely on the spicy side, which i loved).
It was a fantastic combination and the burrito was not overstuffed with more beans or rice than filling, so that every bite was a perfect combination of all the tastes in the burrito.

I have to say, it was a nice surprise, and if i ever want something a little different that i have time to wait for, i will certainly go back for that burrito.

the burrito with chips was 6 dollars and i was not able to finish the whole thing.

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