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The Hungry Maverick: Best Local Burritos

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¿Tienes hambre? Finding the perfect burrito can be tough, especially for a Maverick on the go. In a service to the community, twenty-five MavLife staffers, in a blind taste test, reviewed California Burritos from five popular Mexican restaurants.

The first restaurant in the investigation was Rudy’s Taco Shop. Rudy’s was on the expensive side for such a poorly scored California burrito. Based on the review, the taste was not very flavorful, but the meat was “perfectly” cooked. The reviewers suggest when you are going to Rudy’s to get a Carne Asada burrito instead.

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The second restaurant in the investigation was Roberto’s. Roberto’s was deemed well worth the money, as its flavor had a personality of its own. This California Burrito had a great mix of cheese, golden french fries and an assortment of spices, and comes highly recommended.

Next was Rico’s Taco Shop. Based on the reviews, the California burrito lacked flavor. On top of that, the burrito was pricey and “was a horrible flavor that stuck in your mouth,” according to staffer Julian Sanz. Surprisingly, Rico’s didn’t score anywhere near expectations. Reviewers thought this burrito was an overall waste of money. Reviewers recommend that if you go to Rico’s to order the “Justin” burrito instead.

Jorge’s Mexicatessen earned the highest rating overall, despite its low price. Jorge’s California burrito exceeded all expectations and proved to be authentic and tasty. The food critics said that it was “weak on spices but strong on overall flavor,” and that the mix was a perfect formula of meat, cheese, sour cream and French fries. “If you want to fill up your stomach without emptying your wallet, do it the right way and go to Jorge’s,” said one staffer.

Cotixan’s California had its strengths and weaknesses, but this restaurant offered a twist: salsa fresca on the inside of the burrito instead of sour cream. While scoring well with reviewers, it was suggested you order the Carne Asada burrito instead.

Each restaurant had its own perspective on what Mexican food should be. Although the reviewers only tried one type of burrito, the restaurant’s specialties were apparent. Next time you are looking for a good burrito, you’ll known where to start looking.

Ranking Restaurant Flavor Ingredients (Quality) Average Price People Would Pay
1 Roberto’s Saucy, spicy “a party in your mouth.” If you are a fan of strong flavor, you will like this burrito. Cheesy, creamy and a pleasant mix of sour cream and zesty carne asada. $3.75
2 Jorge’s Mexicatessen My personal favorite, the class absolutely loved it and the flavor was authentic and very tasty. Great mix, everything went well together. Reviewers were left wanting more. $4.00
3 Cotixan Pretty good overall, but room for improvement. The flavor was very vegetarian and tasted like a, “garden in your mouth.” Probably the healthiest California you can get. If you like veggies you’ll love this mix. $4.15
4 Rudy’s Taco Shop “Okay,” mix of good meat masked the bland flavor of the rest of the burrito. Tasty meat cooked to perfection and good French fries. The other ingredients did not stand out. $3.50
5 Rico’s Taco Shop Most people disliked this California burrito. They said it was almost tasteless. Uncreative and pedestrian, they suggested to choose another item on the menu. $3.40

 

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