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Nov 18, 2008 11:31 AM

New burrito place at Queen and Greenwood

I just caught a glimpse of this place driving by the other day. It's on the west side of Greenwood at Queen.

The name escapes me. Does anyone know anything about it?

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  1. Haven't been, but a friend has. Been told its chinese-burrito fussion-esque and quite good, if not different.

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    1. re: dgrayca

      It's called Chino Locos Tasty Good Burritos and it is excellent. I was wary of the "chinese-burrito" fusion but they've melded the flavours really well. I'm a burrito purist but their "off 'da hook" burrito with spicy beef and edamame beans/chow mein was addictive. i spoke with the owner last week and he said they're getting lamb shank in this week. I'm glad a suitable replacement to Ghali's has opened up in that space.

      1. re: thegory

        Price range? Do you happen to have a menu to show their items?

        1. re: thegory

          Wow. That sounds awesome. Thanks for the 411. I'll definitely be checking it out.

          1. re: thegory

            I had a few samples at their launch two weekends ago - their chicken tinga is awesome. I'm not a big fan of chow mein in my burritos, but the other aspects of 'asian fusion' is quite good, especially their sauces.

            picture (chicken tinga with rice):

            1. re: ndawg

              This looks pretty good. I remember 360 Burrito in California had an Asian burrito offering and it was awesome. The menu cracks me up. "Yes I'd like to bling up my breakfast burrito with some bacon please!"

        2. That's funny I thought eye magazine was joking when they did a mini blurb on this place a few weeks ago. Also, is this the same location as Ghali's kitchen Italian/Jamaican fusion? Is Ghali still open?

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          1. i went recently and thought it was great. i love their green hot sauce - made in house with a good kick...definitely worth checking out.

            1. Grabbed takeout from here last night, one fish and one beef that my wife and I shared. Fantastic, very very delicious. While I agree I am not quite so sure I like chow mein in my burrito, the rice one was excellent and is what I'll order moving forward. Everything is cooked to order, and very "saucy" - it's a pretty moist burrito. Flavours are huge. And if you like heat, definitely get the house-made green chili sauce...made with six kinds of chiles.

              The place is run by two young Asian dudes who are super-friendly and both grew up in Leslieville. They've worked in restaurants throughout their lives but this is their shot at deserves to be supported.

              1. ok. three words: SLOW ROAST PORK. i'm always on the run, needed some grub, been hearing about this "new" burrito place in the neighborhood. Minh, the chef of Chino Locos recommended i try the pork that was just coming out of the oven. Seeing that it was dripping with sauce, i thought, "alright, let's do this," The combination of pork, chow mein, green onion ginger sauce, chipotle sauce, jalapenos and cilantro left me speechless. The "very' Asian combination with the mexican touch made me realise that we are now entering a new, delicious world. Not only is the food amazing, both Victor and Minh are incredibly friendly and very, very easy on the eyes.

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                1. re: truasianblood

                  We may get there this weekend - it sounds awesome. We're in Leslieville, so it's right in the neighbourhood. Thanks for posting.