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Friday, April 19, 2013

Food Porn Friday: Burrito de la Ruleta from Plaza Azteca


Wednesday night, the ladies and I tried a new Mexican eatery in the area, Plaza Azteca.  Jen ordered the Enchiladas del Puerto, crammed with shrimp and crab and liberally covered with cheese sauce; Quinn got her standard Mexican meal (Spanish rice, refried beans and an entire bowl of guacamole to herself); and I had the pleasure of eating the beautiful object pictured above, the Burrito de la Ruleta.  I don't know what it means, but here's what it is:

One flour tortilla stuffed with grilled steak or chicken (I chose chicken), rice, beans and onions. Topped with cheese sauce, ranchero sauce and pico de gallo. Served with rice.

Sounds like a fairly basic burrito, right?  Well, it is, but the flavors in this thing were phenomenal.  I mean, this burrito was otherworldly.  I'm not convinced it wasn't stuffed with some kind of psychotropic spice or blessed by a shaman on its way out of the kitchen.  It was rich and creamy and insanely delicious.  It was so delicious, in fact, that I could not finish it, which if you know me and are familiar with how and what I eat, should floor you.  It floored me.  I was floored.  

I was also feeling the effects of this burrito long into the night, and I'm not talking about the way you're thinking (i.e. pooping).  Somehow, as my body digested the Burrito de la Ruleta, an intense, yet relaxing, wave of euphoria swept over me.  It was the closest I've come to a religious experience in a long time.  I FELL ASLEEP AT 8:30, DUDES!!!

Everything about the Burrito de la Ruleta is wonderful, but the very most specialist thing is that ranchero sauce.  And they know it, because they dole it out ultra-conservative-style.  They're all like, "The first taste is free, but if you want more, you'll have to come back again and again and again even."  I detected a heavy dose of cumin in Plaza Azteca's ranchero sauce and I'm pretty renowned around the Lawson house for having an excellent palate.  

And while I've got you here, I'll add that Jen's seafood enchiladas were also super delish.  I'm usually pretty leery about eating seafood at non-seafood-centric establishments, but the Enchiladas del Puerto were really sweet and really creamy and really tasty.  

I would love to tell you about the guacamole, but Q inhaled it before I could dip even one chip.  Next time.


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