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Burritos in Ann Arbor?

iaminvisable Sep 11, 2007 04:37 PM

Hey all, looking for some good burritto's like they have in the bay area, cali. I have heard about Panchero's and Big 10 Burritos on the boards here. Any thoughts???

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    charlesbois RE: iaminvisable Sep 11, 2007 06:10 PM

    no idea what california burritos are like. Tios wet burritos are generally considered gut busters (in a good-ish way) and Banditos has make your own creation burritos. Both decent, not fabulous. There is a dearth of good Mexican food choices in A2.

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      gromit RE: iaminvisable Sep 12, 2007 02:31 PM

      Since The Burro closed about 10 years ago, there really hasn't been a GREAT burrito in Ann Arbor. At least not that I'm aware of... I'd love to be proven wrong.

      Panchero's, Big 10, and Tios are probably all worth a try, and they're all a little different in execution, but I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. I doubt they will compare favorably to what you know from CA. Honestly, I prefer Chipotle (*gasp* chain!) to all of them.


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        Kelli2006 RE: iaminvisable Sep 13, 2007 09:31 AM

        I'm not a huge fan of chain restys, but there is a nice Qdoba that is just off I-23 by the Whole Foods market in AA. The food tends to be bland, but they have decent salsa and picante for free.

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          cafemonamie RE: iaminvisable Sep 13, 2007 12:28 PM

          Big 10 burritos are somewhat decent. Qdoba is a joke, sorry. The accepatable place for a burrito around Ann Arbor is Chipotle, off of Washtenaw and Huron Pkwy (next to the Beaner's coffe shop). The place is well-designed, clean and fun to be in. They mostly used naturally-raised beef and pork, which is great -- considering they are a chain. The service is also fast and courteous.

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            boagman RE: cafemonamie Sep 13, 2007 08:55 PM

            And there's the big key: they offer pork, or carnitas. Pork burritos are my preference, plus their hominy salsa is pretty good, too. For a chain, dontcha know.

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              iaminvisable RE: cafemonamie Sep 18, 2007 06:31 AM

              We tried Chipotle last Friday night. It wasn't too bad. No Taqueria San Jose in Oakland, but it filled the craving. Thanks for the advice!

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              kellycolorado RE: iaminvisable Sep 18, 2007 08:10 AM

              Yep, so far Chipotle has been my stand in for California style burritos. Plus with the Niman Ranch pork and other natural meats it just feels healthier. Good mexican/cal-mex is what I miss most from California/Colorado. sigh...

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                LovesToEat RE: iaminvisable Sep 18, 2007 08:13 AM

                I highly recommend Moe's South Western...we go there every time we're in Ann Arbor visiting family! We like Moe's more than Qdoba.

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