The Brookline TAB’s Jessica Scarpati recently undertook a heroic quest to find Brookline’s best burrito. Scarpati reckons that there are six burrito joints in Brookline (we would say seven, including The Omelettry Cafe). As we would have expected, Anna’s Taqueria took top honors, but all the results are pretty fascinating. Some key points:
•With two exceptions (Anna’s $4.94 burrito outranked the $4.71 competition from Taqueria Mexico and the $7.25 burrito from Baja Betty’s Burritos placed one slot above the $7.06 one from Temptations Cafe), the cheapest burritos were the best.
•A pleasant surprise: Qdoba Mexican Grill uses crumbled queso blanco, rather than nondescript sliced cheese.
•The one drawback the TAB judges found to the Anna’s burrito? The fillings were not well mixed. This has always bugged us too. Were we to start a burrito parlor, our gimmick would be to toss the ingredients like a salad before placing them in the tortilla. It just makes sense!
Battle of the Burritos [Brookline TAB]