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somebody explain to me Juquila's chicken burrito

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somebody explain to me Juquila's chicken burrito

Thi N. | Nov 18, 2003 08:38 PM

My friend Ben found this, and forced it on me.

Juquila (which, by the way, is taking a swing for the better. It is now at least as good as when I first found it. There was a year or so when half the time I got crappy, reheated food, but now it's pretty fine reliably, at least at dinner).

Juquila is my place for moles, enmoladas, chilaquiles, etc. Never occurred to get a burrito.

Ben starts wanting to go all the time, because he gets hard cravings for their chicken burrito. The third time, he finally lets me have a piece.

Mystifyingly good. Mystifying because I can't really say why. There are no particular standout flavors, no intense spicing, no harmony or anything. Almost without flavor. Didn't have the strikingly fresh zoomy flavors of the rest of the food there. Beans, rice, shredded chicken, cilantro, some onions - nothing sticks out. But somehow quite good and satisfying. (Maybe this is how a burrito is supposed to be - a satisfying combination of old foods, a leftover meal, a remix.)

The polar opposite of the fiery loveliness of El Gran Burrito's carne asada.

Somebody explain to me why this is such a likeable burrito.

Oh, also, it's $3.50.

-thi

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