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Mucho Burrito Calgary

tex_in_yyc | Mar 17, 2009 01:42 PM

I happened to make the monster trip north to the land of the NW Costco and spied Mucho Burrito sitting in the restaurant zone of the giant Beacon Hill shopping area.

I managed to sneak in just before they got real busy for lunch trade. The whole "Mucho Burrito" concept is a direct clone of Chipotles in the US; right down to the tone and style of the ads in the shop. They love to advertise they are real Mexican...about as Mexican as the queen maybe... but not necessarily in a bad way. The raison d'etre for Mucho Burrito is the California style big overstuffed burrito.

I ordered up a medium Chicken Fajita burrito combo (with chips/sauce and soda). The burrito itself turns into a pretty decent size once its stuffed with rice, meat, peppers/onion, cheese, choice of sour cream or burrito sauce, some herbage and optionally quacamole (at an extra charge). Salsa comes in mild, medium or hot. I had the hot.

Tortilla options are white or whole wheat. No point making the meal any healthier than it already is, so I opted for the white. Once its all put together, it was a pretty decent burrito. The tortilla was soft, moist and fluffy in texture. All the ingredients were rolled up nicely to meld all the flavours together. The hot sauce has a good kick...probably not for the faint of heart.

The chips/sauce were pretty uninspired. The chips were generic. The sauce was the same 3 choices as on the burrito. I again chose the hot. Next time I'd choose medium. Without a burrito around it, the sauce was even hotter than I'd have preferred with chips.

I'm a big fan of burritos, and Mucho Burrito does a pretty decent one. I don't know how often I would make the monster drive to their location though, and the price is a bit steeper than a burrito should really be. If I found myself in the area, I would stop in again as we don't have an abundance of burrito shops in Calgary, so I'll save them as a guilty pleasure kind of place.

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