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Wet Burrito

nissenpa Oct 17, 2011 10:45 AM

Growing up in the midwest a lot of "Mexican" restaurants had wet burritos on their menus. They were flour tortillas filled with meat or chicken and refried beans. They were then drenched in a red sace and smothered with cheese. Can I find something similar in the DC/NOVA area?

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  1. monavano RE: nissenpa Oct 17, 2011 10:48 AM

    Los Tios in Del Ray makes a mean burrito. Chicken is smothered with green salsa and beef is with a red sauce. Beans on the side though.

    Los Tios
    2615 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

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      ChewFun RE: monavano Oct 18, 2011 06:05 AM

      Los Tios is okay, but not fantastic. Unfortunately, the wet burrito isn't that popular around here. It's what I grew up with. The idea of eating a burrito without a knife and fork was absurd in LA in the 70s and 80s.

      Los Tios
      2615 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

      1. re: monavano
        GraydonCarter RE: monavano Oct 18, 2011 12:45 PM

        I remember fondly the Chicken Chimichanga from El Asadero in Salt Lake City, smothered in a wonderful Salsa Verde.

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        VaPaula RE: nissenpa Oct 18, 2011 09:44 AM

        Not quite Mexican (and beans also on the side) but Anita's in NoVA serves burritos smothered in sauce. I love their love red chile sauce.

        1. GraydonCarter RE: nissenpa Oct 18, 2011 12:24 PM

          The Well-Dressed Burrito serves enchilada style burritos.

          Located in the alley between M & N Streets, NW

          Well-Dressed Burrito
          1220 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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            Soup RE: nissenpa Nov 24, 2011 01:05 PM

            Went to anita's yesterday. The fairfax location. It was truely one of the worst meals I've ever had. The food was cold, overly salted (I'm a salt addict saying this) and really greasy. Overall just a poor experience. How can they serve food that is cold.

            I've been a long time anita's customer. I think it will be a long time before they get my business again. Would have had a better meal a chipotle.

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