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Plantain burrito

savina Apr 6, 2007 10:05 AM

When I was in college in Philly, one of my favorite lunches was the plantain burrito from the Mexi-Cali lunch truck. Since I moved to NY, I've been unable to find one. I live in Park Slope but would be willing to make a trip for a good one. The restaurant Los Pollitos II in my neighborhood serves burritos and serves plantains, but when I asked the gentleman at the counter if he could make a plantain burrito, he curtly said "no."

Any ideas?

  1. JH Jill Apr 6, 2007 12:42 PM

    Could you describe a plaintain burrito a bit further. I've spent a lot of time in California, the Southwest and northern Mexico and have yet to see such a thing. Does it have meat and plantain in a flour tortilla?

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    1. re: JH Jill
      savina Apr 6, 2007 01:29 PM

      Yeah, run of the mill flour tortilla burrito w/rice, beans, pico de gallo, but with plantain as the main filling instead of pork/chicken/beef. Never seen it anywhere else, but seems simple enough to get somewhere.

      And yes, I have thought of just ordering a plain bean burrito with the plantains on the side and reconstructing in myself!

      1. re: savina
        NancyC Apr 9, 2007 12:43 PM


        Unfortunately I don't remember the locations now, but I think there were 2 postings of different places on Midtown Lunch (http://www.midtownlunch.com) that had these. At least one place, but I think I read 2 different posts.

        1. re: savina
          Kitchen Queen Apr 9, 2007 06:55 PM

          Sounds really yummy! I think I'll have to invent one of my own!

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