Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars


Maritza's Best Carne Asada? Was this a Joke?


Restaurants & Bars 24

Maritza's Best Carne Asada? Was this a Joke?

stevuchan | Jul 5, 2006 05:50 PM

Made a lunch run with some buddies from work on Friday to Maritza's. After reading numerous reviews on the board, touting it as the Best Carne Asada in San Diego, I had to make a trip. One word can describe my experience, Weak. A quality burrito should be round, like a beer can, not flat and limp, and it should be stuffed to the gills with goodness. The eight strip of meat I received in my burrito were tender, but lacked flavor, tasteless and tender are not a good combo. The Salsa was not the typical taqarilla style, although it has some heat it was watery B.S., it tasted exactly like Herdez Salsa Casera right out of the can. Side orders of beans and rice were equally disappointing, some flavorless mashed pintos, and steamed rice with celery. Very disappointing. The service was friendly and warm, but it did not make up for the food. In my opinion, and the others in my party, Maritza's doesn't even come close to breaking the top ten in San Diego. No return trip planned.


Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound