Here is the latest breaking news on the taco situation in our neck of the woods.
Burrito Jimmy just opened a location at the southwest corner of Coit and Alpha. The set-up is like Chipotle but with more varied ingredients such as zucchini, squash, red onion and peppers. The place calls itself the “home of the smothered burrito.” It’s hard to tell what that means until you’ve been there. After they wrap everything in your choice of tortilla, they’ll ask you, “Do you want it smothered?” That means you get a homemade sauce poured over the top. It’s a bit messy.
The Seattle-based Taco Del Mar has opened at the southwest corner of Preston and Belt Line. The restaurant is known for its fish tacos and the hand-rolled “mondo burrito,” which (unlike Burrito Jimmy) is a no-frills mix of meat, rice, beans, cheese and pico de gallo.
This one isn’t so new, but if you haven’t tried it – go. Taco Republic opened earlier this year at Central and Spring Valley, giving the typical taco Texas-inspired twists.
Sadly, Mexico City the Gourmet Taco at Hillcrest and Arapaho has closed. We featured the place in our June 2011 issue, which was about how to get out of the restaurant rut.
The new construction at southwest corner of Coit and Belt Line includes a Chipotle, which is scheduled to open in July.