The Morenita Burrito
Ingredients: Steak, chile relleno, beans, cheese, lettuce, pico, guacamole
Sides: Red and green salsa, chips, lime wedge
What an elegant presentation, like a green checkered angel- fallen to earth. Or perhaps a bird on the wing, soaring high above that which the human brain can fathom.
...ok ok, it's just a burrito, sorry.
There were cheaper options on the menu, but I can never pass up steak and chile relleno together in one being, as you may well know.
My cheeks warm as I gently inhale, chewing each bite contemplatively and wholly. I let the flavors marinate on my tongue, as steam radiates up and out into the cool January air. Seesawing between splashes of spicy red sauce and soothing green, I tease my brain with simple pleasures. The pepper is stuffed with soft creamy cheese and has a nice crisp casing. The cooling pico and lettuce add a fresh crunch. Morsels of steak are finely chopped and offer the perfect amount of meaty chewy goodness. While the textures balanced precisely midway through, I felt ingredient dispersion was a bit off- too much lettuce at first, then all meat at the end. I didn't pick up on much guacamole, and it could use a bit more beany cheesiness. Something about it felt delicate, as though a lot of thought and love went into its creation.
3.8 out of 5
A great option if you're walking down Hawthorne. I would choose this a million times over cha cha blah.