Saturday, January 13, 2007


Lat night I finally found a good burrito in New York. In California, eating a bad burrito is almost unheard of but in NYC, I had almost stopped trying - Chipotle was sadly the closest thing I found to good.

Last night I was in a pinch because I needed to pick up dinner quickly before a poker game that I was already late for.

Across the street from where I was going was Paquito's (1st between 8th and 9th). Despite my hesitation, it looked like the real deal so I took a gamble.

I got a chicken burrito and it came with sour cream, guacamole, rice, cheese, black beans, and cheese. It was very similar to the mission burritos in San Francisco. Perfect amount of meat (well flavored), enough sour cream without overwhelming the rest of the ingredients, great beans and rice, plenty of salsa fresca on the side.

I won with the burrito and lost with poker. I feel like it was an even trade...


dre said...

Paquitos, really? I'm surprised. What about Pampano? Or El Maguey y la Tuna? (actually, their mole dishes are better than their burritos)

JRo said...

I like Pampano for tacos but I haven't had their burrito. I've never tried El Maguey y la Tuna. I wouldn't call myself an expert in Mexican food at all - this just tasted the closest to a good Mission style burrito that I remember from San Francisco.

Thank you for commenting in an appropriate manner!

Nancy said...

I'll try it! I also continue to search for good NY Mexican food. But, the Bay Area has no U.S.competition (I been to Texas, LA, etc.)for good Mex food/drink!!