Friday, November 15, 2013

El Pato Feliz 2

The original El Pato Feliz in located on 92nd, just North of Foster. This version, on wheels, is located on Foster between 52nd and Powell, SE 26th and Schiller, next to Naomi's. Just look for an old blue bus in a pot-hole-filled parking lot.

Down in the dim doldrums, on this grey gloom of a day, I was in dire need of a burrito fix. Perhaps The Happy Duck can cheer me up!

Carnitas Burrito

Price: $6.00

Ingredients: Carnitas, beans, rice, sour cream, cilantro, onion, lettuce

Sides: Red and green salsa

Size: BIG!

Some burritos are like a mellow stroll in a familiar park, while others are multidimensional thrill rides, sending you spinning into happy delirium. This particular fellow was of the stroll in the park variety, though there were little hints of something much greater. With too much rice, too little pork, and no cheese (WHAAA??), I was left with longing. However, this burrito had some drool worthy flavors. The pork had salt and pepper succulence, with a hint of sweet zing. The beans were buttery, and though there was too much, the rice had that greasy chicken love appeal. The sour cream was at is should be, though one very important dairy product was MIA. None the less, as my belly filled, my worries dissolved. 

The Rating

3 out of 5

Will I go here again? 


  1. Hi, when will we get another burrito review? I need a good burrito place to try during the holiday break. I really like this blog by the way. I too am a burrito junkie. I love how each place does it a little differently, and it's fun to have a handful of places that you love and each one has something special that you crave. Great job!

  2. Thanks for the comment! So glad you like the blog! I feel like everyone is rather subjective when it comes to burritos. So, I encourage trying out as many places and burritos as you can to discover which one is your ultimate love bomb! I try to do at least one review a month, sometimes more... So keep checking back, or like my Facebook page for updates on new posts. I also like recommendations!