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Picante! The Real Taco Goes Gunning for Anita's

Bob W Jul 24, 2006 05:59 PM

There is a breakfast burrito brou-ha-ha brewing in Chantilly.

Anita's, at 50 and Walney Rd., sells hundreds of their $0.99 breakfast burritos every day. They are a great deal.

About a mile west, Picante! The Real Taco a month ago opened a little outlet called Picante! Burrito Express, which offers 8 kinds of burritos (two chicken, a beef, a pork, a pork rind, two veggie, and tongue) for $1.95. We tried them last week and they are a very good deal. Two made a perfect lunch. I checked the hours and they opened at 11 on weekdays. So no breakfast burritos.

Yesterday I drove by and saw a sign on the Picante! truck that said "Breakfast Burritos 99 Cents! M-F 7-10" Didn't take them long to wander over to Anita's, try one of their breakfast burritos, and decide that they could do the same thing. I will try some tomorrow and report back.

Maybe a breakfast burrito price war is in the offing?

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    anni Jul 26, 2006 12:07 PM

    Bob (or anyone else),

    Could you give me your opinion on Picante? Thanks. :)

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    1. re: anni
      Meg Jul 27, 2006 03:09 AM

      picante (the full service restaurant) is excellent. very authentic and not your run of the mill "mexican" menu. worth a drive.

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        anni Jul 27, 2006 11:47 AM

        Thanks Meg. I will definitely try it then.

    2. Meg Jul 24, 2006 09:50 PM

      I just noticed the new Picante burrito store over the weekend! Can't wait to try it. Please do report back on the breakfast burrito.

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      1. re: Meg
        Bob W Jul 28, 2006 05:17 PM

        I tried the breakfast burritos this morning. Different from Anita's. For $0.99 you get eggs and beans. You can add a meat (chorizo, bacon, or country sausage) for $0.99, and a vegetable (spinach, mushroom, poblanos, potatos) for $0.75.

        I got one with chorizo and one with spinach. Pretty tasty. Not quite the bargain the Anita's breakfast burritos are, but certainly worth the money.

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