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Searching for a good burrito

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Just moved here from the west coast, and as, a weekly burrito is part of my life, have consumed three burritos around town. All just seemed incredibly bland, dry and the tortillas..well let’s not go there. I know this has been discussed here before, but - Any new thoughts on where I can find a good one?

In particular, does anyone know of a place that:

a) will make you a burrito with jalapenos folded into it? The three places I went to here looked at me like I was insane when I asked for extra jalapenos inside my burrito. I always get them, and also think jalapenos could ameliorate some of what’s going on with the burritos I’ve had here.
b) Any place that will make a burrito with pork chile verde? This is my favorite, and I cannot find a place here that does.

Thanks in advance for any help with my quest.

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  1. I know they don't compare with what's available on the west coast, but have you tried Anna's tacqueria? They have several locations and have a pretty decent chile verde, IIRC. I've had them add jalapenos to my burrito on many occasions, without recourse!

    1. Well, you won't have issues with "dry" at Anna's since they never take the time to drain the meat/beans that sit in water. Bland on the other hand.....

      1. My favorite is Boca Grande, but again not sure there's anything that compares to what you get on the west coast.

        1. Where have you had your three burritos? I'm also not an Anna's fan (though many are). I like Boca Grande, but only the Brighton outlet (I find the one in Coolidge Corner pretty bad). Not sure if either will put jalapenos in it, however.

          1. Try the "quesadilla" at Anna's. It is the pretty much the same as the burrito except they fry the tortilla on the grill melting the cheese before adding the fillings and rolling. Not bland or dry. My go to is half lengua/half carnitas.

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            1. re: joth68

              That's pretty tasty if you want a quesadilla, but not if you want a chile verde burrito!

              1. re: Science Chick

                The quesadilla at annas would be considered a burrito anywhere else. i think many people don't order it because they want a burrito and not a quesadilla but It has the same fillings as the burritos and is rolled like a burrito (the ends might not be pinched as tight...). The real difference lies in that it is griddled before construction and probably has more cheese. In conclusion, annas quesadilla=delicious griddled burrito.

                1. re: joth68

                  Ahh....I see your point. Yes, grilled is nice! :)

                  1. re: joth68

                    I'm one of those people. I was with someone who ordered one once and said, "That's not a quesadilla!"

                    1. re: joth68

                      Maybe if you can get them to griddle it without dipping the tortilla in oil first...

                      1. re: Luther

                        Yeah, now I remember....it has an actual blintze vibe to it!

                    2. re: Science Chick

                      LOVE LOVE LOVE Anna's quesadilla.

                      I get it with just chicken, salsa, cheese and extra jalapenos.

                      I wish I lived near one, I'd go get one right now!

                      My husband gets a carnita burrito with double meat every time we go and he loves it.