On my way back to the office I stopped at El Tesoro in Glendale Heights (1995 Bloomingdale Road). They apparently opened about three weeks ago, having another location on Roosevelt Road in West Chicago. There street sign advertised a "Big Burrito" and "Big Drink" for $2.99. This sounded like the ideal lunch. It Was. I ordered a shredded beef burrito and drink to go.
After ordering I looked around the room. Unlike most Mom and Pop burrito shops this place has a very nice decor and offers both take-out, and sid-down service with alcohol. The menu and decor seem to center around their seafood options including: Tostadas de pulpo (octopus), Oysters, ceviche, and a selection of whole fried fish. The rest of the menu contains most of the fair I usually associate with mexican places, but a few exceptions are, Higados encebollados (grilled liver and onions), and a choice of 9 shrimp dishes. I have to come back to try some of these.
Back to the Burrito. It was love at first bite. Tender shreds of beef well seasoned and very juicy tightly wrapped in a very large tortilla with lettuce, beans and cheese. The salsa verde included was fairly mild and tangy, the perfect accent for the rich flavorful beef. I have never had a burrito this wonderful out here in the burbs. Although it was the size of my head, it took a mere 3 minutes to scarf it down MMMMMMMMMMMM.
Has anyone else been here? What are your opinions.
ps: Dickson, no, it does not appear that lenqua is on the menu ;)