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Burrito Special from Mexico Steak House

Item Purchased: Burrito Special
Location Purchased: Mexico Steak House / 2083 S. Archer Ave. / Chicago, IL
Price: $6.00 + tax
Purchased on: 04/21/08

Review: On the bus home from a long day of work, with a rare lack of desire to cook something and a few extra bucks in my pocket, I decided to take the path of least resistance and most calories. Off to my favorite local Mexican restaurant for their monstrous house special burrito.

Mexico Steak House’s Special Burrito is a bit misleading. One might think that the word special signifies a certain exclusivity inherent in this burrito’s ingredient list. Quite the contrary! Contained inside the flour tortilla shell is, in fact, almost everything else included in the other burritos that Mexico Steak House offers. There’s chicken, steak, guacamole, beans, lettuce, tomato and sour cream.

Yes, you read that right… Chicken and steak. This burrito is a certified meat bomb that usually causes me to swear off flesh of any kind for a day and a half, following ingestion. The chicken is tender and the steak is perfectly spiced, as is always the case here. Also, the spicing, proportions of ingredients and (special?) addition of cheese and peppers draped over the top of the entire burrito behemoth does, however, legitimize the use of “special.” In fact, everything I’ve ordered for myself from Mexico steak house has been special.

Okay… maybe not special… but good.

(except that one time I ordered a veggie burrito and guacamole for my vegetarian girlfriend and found a piece of steak in both… that was just special)

Everyone makes mistakes. Just don’t make the mistake of ordering this burrito special too often. It’s good eats, but not meant as an everyday attraction. Of course, if you’re one of those people who eats McDonald’s every day, I don’t know if this would phase you.

Rating: 4 / 5

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