Picante! The Real Taco Goes Gunning for Anita's
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?
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.