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Super Burrito Al Pastor (Dry) at El Super Taco


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Super Burrito Al Pastor (Dry) at El Super Taco

a_and_w | Mar 15, 2007 02:04 PM

I've been eyeing El Super Taco on my recent trips to Monte Alban. Bandini's Taco Blog gave it high marks for tacos, but burritos are a different animal entirely. Plus, I'd read a few things that gave me pause -- e.g., the meat isn't of the highest quality, the burritos contain lettuce (blech!) and they pour sauce over the super, which means knife and fork (a strike in my book). That meant I would have to micromanage the construction of my burrito, which is often annoying for everyone involved. It turns out, however, that my fears were unfounded.

I ordered a super burrito al pastor, dry, without lettuce -- no problem. What I got was one of the finest burritos I've had since moving back to CA. It wasn't wrapped in foil or paper, which typically presents a problem. Not so with this burrito, which was well rolled with excellent proportions and dispersion of al pastor, beans, rice, cheese, guac, sour cream, onions, cilantro, and tomatoes. Admittedly, the al pastor was a little fattier than I prefer, but the meat was still well marinated, with telltale red stains gracing the tortilla towards the end. I didn't see a whole bean option, which I prefer, though they have both pintos and black refried.

Future trips will determine if this joins the list of top burritos on the west side, but this was a decidedly promising first trip.


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