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Wet Burrito

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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. 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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    1. re: monavano

      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

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

      2. 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. 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

          1. 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.