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2 in 1 Burrito?

DiningDiva Feb 10, 2011 11:14 AM

Anyone had one of these things?

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforki...

Two rolled (Gustavo still calls 'em taquitos) tacos inside a burrito. Apparently originating at Lolitas

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    RB Hound RE: DiningDiva Feb 10, 2011 11:38 AM

    I wonder who has them in addition to Lolita's (I cannot read that name without remembering Lolita the Parrot). Not that it matters - I am already planning out the next lunchtime trip to Kearny Mesa (on my list just underneath the Copper Chimney).

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    8310 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

    1. Fake Name RE: DiningDiva Feb 10, 2011 12:05 PM

      One CAN urinate on a Bible or Quran. And one CAN put rice in a burrito. All three ideas have similar merit.

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        DiningDiva RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 12:19 PM

        I saw that...I feel your pain

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          Josh RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 12:20 PM

          Also: wasn't this already parodied on SNL?

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            Island RE: Josh Feb 10, 2011 08:11 PM

            Ha yes Taco Town!

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            RB Hound RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 12:31 PM

            I suspect that if you told the nice Lolita's worker to not put any GD rice on your 2-n-1, they'd satisfy your wishes. To be honest, I completely glossed over that factoid!

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              honkman RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 01:21 PM

              What's wrong with rice in a burrito ? It's perhaps not classic/authentic etc. but if we only keep making things in a classical way cooking would never progress. I like to have both options available.

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                Fake Name RE: honkman Feb 10, 2011 01:46 PM

                Gaak. And what's wrong with kababs made in East Village when compared with those in Berlin? Why have any preferences at all? Why not throw all standards out the window? In a handbasket on the way to hell, is this culinary world!

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                  RB Hound RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 02:01 PM

                  Chicken stir-fried frijoles?

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                    honkman RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 02:02 PM

                    "And what's wrong with kababs made in East Village when compared with those in Berlin" - Nothing. Better to have both option than none.

                    "Why have any preferences at all?" - Nothing wrong having preferences but again I like to have both choices.

                    "Why not throw all standards out the window?" - Who says what's the right standard and standards are stop signs of progress

                    "In a handbasket on the way to hell, is this culinary world!" - Finally we are in agreement

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                      Fake Name RE: honkman Feb 10, 2011 03:35 PM

                      I understand and appreciate your point of view, Herr Honkman. But, well, some things are just *not done*- it's a matter of keeping this world on it's axis. By putting rice (or lettuce) in a burrito, it runs the risk of this very planet spinning off into the vast vastness of cold deep space.
                       
                      And I'm simply unwilling to participate in the end of all life as we know it. Not on my watch, no sir. We, as taste leaders, should do our part to keep the planet safe from this dangerous practice.

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                        honkman RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 03:43 PM

                        So it's time for burrito gulags for "non-conformists" ?

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                          Fake Name RE: honkman Feb 10, 2011 03:46 PM

                          Excellent idea-great suggestion!

                          Good to have you on board.

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                    jmtreg RE: honkman Feb 10, 2011 01:56 PM

                    Go move to San Francisco, ya dang hippie! J/k

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                      nileg RE: jmtreg Feb 10, 2011 10:36 PM

                      No kidding...in Northern California they usually cram their burritos so full of rice (and beans!) that they end up the diameter of a beer can. All the extra starch and filler makes the burrito bland, mealy--and so unwieldy that people frequently break the sucker open and eat the contents with a fork. That's just wrong.

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                        Encinitan RE: nileg Feb 11, 2011 09:13 AM

                        As one who lived in the SF bay area for a while, it is definitely one of the things I don't miss.And for anyone who desires such a burrito, they can get their fix at Chipotle.

                        If you are going to put rice in a burrito, at least use a rice with intense flavor (e.g., persian sabzi polo).

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                          daantaat RE: Encinitan Feb 11, 2011 05:45 PM

                          "persian sabzi polo" in a burrito--that's an idea!!

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                            Encinitan RE: daantaat Feb 11, 2011 10:20 PM

                            Thanks! Maybe I'll open my own taco shop with the name Alibababertos.

                2. Fake Name RE: DiningDiva Feb 10, 2011 12:23 PM

                   
                   
                   
                  You don't tug on Superman's cape.
                   
                   
                  You don't spit into the wind.
                   
                  You don't pull the mask of the old Lone Ranger.
                   
                   
                  And you don't put rice on a burrito.
                   
                   
                   

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                    Josh RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 12:41 PM

                    I mostly agree, but when you have something as flaccid as a chile relleno in the burrito, you need something to help maintain structural integrity.

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                      Fake Name RE: Josh Feb 10, 2011 12:44 PM

                       
                      Tongue depressors, maybe? They have as much business being in a burrito as rice does.
                       

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                        DiningDiva RE: Josh Feb 10, 2011 03:15 PM

                        Or a couple of those rolled tacos ;-). That'd certainly hold the chile relleno in place

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                          hoodat RE: Josh Feb 14, 2011 04:08 PM

                          Why in the world would you hide a perfectly good chili relleno in a burrito?

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                            Josh RE: hoodat Feb 14, 2011 05:55 PM

                            A well-made chile relleno burrito is one of the great guilty food pleasures.

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                          stevuchan RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 12:50 PM

                          Please add letuce to you list of malfeasances.

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                            jmtreg RE: stevuchan Feb 10, 2011 01:58 PM

                            Okay, normally, I'd agree but La Posta puts iceberg lettuce on its carne asada burrito which adds a subtle sense of legitimacy and healthiness to a place that is lacking in both.

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                              Fake Name RE: jmtreg Feb 10, 2011 03:29 PM

                              It's perfectly acceptable to place a small (nothing too pretentious!) amount of finely shredded lettuce with bits of pink, unripe and tasteless tomatoes on the styrofoam tray before gently placing the burrito in it's place- sort of a "quiet nest", cradling the bundle of joy.
                               
                              But never inside and contents. Oh, no. Never.

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                                stevuchan RE: jmtreg Feb 10, 2011 07:19 PM

                                Probably the first time iceberg, legitimacy, healthiness, La Posta and carne adada have all been mentioned in the same sentence. Nice job, like your hippe comment above as well.

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                                  Fake Name RE: stevuchan Feb 10, 2011 08:26 PM

                                  "Carne Adada"?
                                   
                                   
                                  An obscure work by Marcel DuChamp involving, no doubt, a urinal and spikes on a clothes iron in proximity to a tortilla wrapped in small bits of flavored meat.
                                   
                                  Oh, and signed R. Mutt with a squeeze bottle of hot sauce.

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                                  Josh RE: jmtreg Feb 10, 2011 08:55 PM

                                  Lettuce is definitely necessary to lighten up La Posta's special quesadilla.

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                                  foodiechick RE: stevuchan Feb 10, 2011 02:57 PM

                                  Co-signed.

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                                    sd4life RE: stevuchan Feb 19, 2011 10:21 PM

                                    So, I guess lettuce in a taco would bother you also. hehe

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                                      Fake Name RE: sd4life Feb 20, 2011 07:58 AM

                                      Under the taco, sure. Maybe on the side. Don't get me wrong, I like salad, and I like tacos.

                                      But if one considers a Venn Diagram, the two circles representing a:

                                      1.Taco/Burrito
                                      2.Salad

                                      should, at no time, overlap.

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                                    Alice Q RE: Fake Name Feb 10, 2011 01:44 PM

                                    it makes as much sense to me as putting rice on a sandwich. Blech.

                                  3. DiningDiva RE: DiningDiva Feb 11, 2011 07:16 AM

                                    So we've had a rather entertaining, not to mention literary, discourse on the merits of rice vs. no rice, dang hippie S.F. burritos vs. the beloved real S.D. deal (the CAB), and, oddly enough, the role of iceberg lettuce, but still noone has stepped up to the plate and admitted to actually eating one of these babies.

                                    Anyone?

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                                      nileg RE: DiningDiva Feb 11, 2011 11:13 AM

                                      Those 2 in 1 burritos? Nah...eating fried tortillas within tortillas sounds pointless. French fries in a burrito is weird enough for us, thanks.

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                                        DiningDiva RE: nileg Feb 11, 2011 11:37 AM

                                        No, read my original post in which I asked if anyone has actually eaten the 2 in 1 burrito as explained in the link I posted. It's a burrito with 2 rolled tacos inside and rice and apparently invented by Lolita's.

                                        I live in the Bay Area for 10 years, so I've eaten my share of mission-style burritos. When in The City I ususally opted for Chavas and the Caldo de Res rather than a burrito the size of my forearm. If I wanted a burrito it was usually from David's Finest Produce in Corte Madera.

                                        But back to the original question...Anyone eaten one of these 2 in 1 gut bombs?

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                                          foodiechick RE: DiningDiva Feb 11, 2011 10:52 PM

                                          I think Fake Name and Josh should volunteer to take one for the CH team...except, of course, the rolled tacos are filled with feedlot beef.

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                                            Tripeler RE: DiningDiva Feb 11, 2011 11:51 PM

                                            Why not go from Corte Madera to Mill Valley to eat at Punjabi Burritos?
                                            http://www.enjoyavatars.com/
                                            An interesting combination of Indian food and Mexican, which quite a lot of history behind it.

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                                              DiningDiva RE: Tripeler Feb 12, 2011 06:56 AM

                                              Because when I lived in San Rafael, Punjabi Burritos didn't exist. But it certainly sounds like an idea for my next visit :-)

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