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Steak Burrito Woes


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Steak Burrito Woes

Dennis | Aug 25, 2000 10:44 PM


Our fair city of Norfolk, Virginia, has recently been baptised with a wonderful new Mexican and South American themed restaurant. We are all excited about it, and it has opened to rave reviews.

I recently ate there and sampled their gourmet steak burrito. It is large enough to cover an oversized plate. Inside a large soft burrito of a soft orange color are a myriad of delicious ingredients--including fine chopped scallions, several varieties of fresh chiles, rice, creamy black beans, sour cream, several spices, and, of course, the steak pieces prepared in bite sized chunks.

Delicious! Absolutely delicious! Except for one thing The steak chunks inside the burriot were the "typical well done" that is descriptive of most Mexican and South American restaurants I have sampled. Whereas everything else about the burrito was absolutely delicious, the steak chunks were overcooked, dry, and did not impart a taste of high quality beef.

This is a concern that I have had for some time about other "steak burrioto" type entrees that I have sampled in many Mexican themed restaurants nationwide.
It seems that whenever it comes to meat, they tend to opt out for the cheapest cuts possible and cook them to death. The meat chunks in these burritos usually have the taste and consistency of "stew beef."

I would just love.....just go to a Mexican style restaurant someday......where they offer a "steak burrito"......and when I order it........hear them ask me: "How do you want that cooked?"

This really shouldn't be that much more trouble, shouldn't it?

Do any of you know of any restaurant.....anywhere.....that offers a steak burrito on the menu.....and offers to cook the meat to your personal specifications?


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