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DOT COM DINING A Look At San Gabriel Valley Restaurants by SanGabrielValleyMenus.com
El Super Burrito Offers Delicious, Authentic Mexican Food for a Reasonable Price in Pasadena by Bill Coburn
Kind of hidden right out in the open, El Super Burrito is located just west of Rosemead on Colorado Blvd., at 3631 E. Colorado Blvd. (626) 792-4482. They feature food to go, or you can dine at their picnic tables on the patio. Some of the tables are covered enough that you could eat there in the rain, and the rest are umbrella covered, which, while nice protection from sun, might be a little more susceptible to the wet elements. And if you’re eating on the patio, your food is served on a plate, not in a Styrofoam container, making it feel a little more “restaurantish.” Yes, I make up my own words as I go along.
This is some truly authentic Mexican food being served up here folks, seven days a week from 6am to midnight. In addition to such Mexican breakfast standards as huevos rancheros and chorizo con huevos, and machaca con huevos, El Super Burrito offers a cheese omelet, ham and eggs, and more. Breakfast items come with rice, beans, salsa, chips, jalapenos & tortillas, and most are under $5.00.
I stopped by with my wife and had some lunch the other day. Katie ordered the taquitos combo and I had a beef enchilada/beef taco combination. These are just two of twenty-eight “Platos de la Casa” (House Dishes) on the menu, all served with rice and beans, salsa, chips, and jalapeno. Katie’s taquitos came with guacamole. I tried her beef taquitos (you could request chicken taquitos, but she got the beef), and thought they were delicious, as did she. She commented on the chunks of avocado in the guacamole, and while she wasn’t a big fan of the lettuce that was mixed into it (I had never seen this before, though she says she has; of course, I don’t eat guacamole, and she does, so that might explain that…), there were sufficient chunks of avocado that she could pick around the lettuce and finish the taquitos with guacamole.
My enchilada and taco both had shredded beef, really almost like a stewed beef, as it was juicy, tender and included bell peppers and onions. It was deliciously seasoned, and I enjoyed them both, along with the rice and beans. The salsa was tasty, not some mild chunky tomato salsa, but a peppery, hot salsa, like I like it.
Now if you’ve read my column before, you know I’m not a real adventurous eater. So some menu items that might appeal to you, didn’t make me stand up and say, wow, I have got to try some of that lengua (tongue), or tripa (intestines), cabeza (head), or even the tamer birria (goat soup). But if you want it, you can find it here.
You’ll also find menudo here daily (many places offer it only on weekends), along with pozole (pork soup) and cocido de res (if I translated this right, it’s a cooked beef soup).
El Super Burrito offers everything from quesadillas to tostadas, burritos, tacos and enchiladas to fajitas, tamales, chile relleno and carnitas to carne asada. They also offer some seafood items, such as camarones a la diabla and camarones zacateca, a shrimp cocktail and fish tacos. Most items are under $6.00, and no item costs more than $6.99.
For those who might feel like Mexican food but aren’t sure everybody in the party is feeling the same, there are burgers and fries on the menu as well.
You can find El Super Burrito’s menu at www.sangabrielvalleymenus.com/elsuperburrito.htm. El Super Burrito also does catering, and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss catering your next event for you.
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Next week’s column will feature information about what some of our local restaurants will have to offer for Valentine’s Day. Many restaurants offer special couple’s menu items on what is, for many restaurants, their biggest day of the year.
Bill Coburn is owner of SanGabrielValleyMenus.com, a restaurant website featuring dozens of restaurant’s menus, as well as downloadable coupons. He has nearly 20 years experience in the restaurant business, and has been eating for much longer than that.
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