Recently enjoyed--a chicharrone burrito from Ramiro's in Alameda. Though termed "Super", this was not some huge unwieldy sleeping-bag-sized SUV of a burrito--just the right size for lunch for a person who doesn't get quite enough exercise. The chicharrones were better than a double handful, coarsely chopped, a lot of fried crisp meat attached to the fried crisp skin. Some pintos, a little rice, salsa cruda, a dash of sour creme, that's it. The meat was not real salty, more a case of the crunchy chewy texture augmenting the basic rice & beans, and a smoky pork flavor that would have liked a little ginger or green onions. By the time I was halfway through, the fatty richness was dominating the rest of the ingredients, and I felt full (the function of grease, to tell your tummy that you've had enough.) Wrapped it back up and had the other half for dinner.
First chicharrone burrito I ever had, and it answered a couple of questions. Like, how can you get two meals out of $5? And, where is the best Mexican takeout in Alameda? Why, Ramiro and Sons.
Mysteriously not listed in the Yellow Pages, Ramiro's is on the single block of Alameda Avenue between Park St. and Oak.
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