Tonight, I decided to drive back to Chicago Heights for food. This time, I was in a mood for burritos, so logically, I went to El Burrito Loco. Great name, right? I’m a sucker for restaurants with great names, and I know that I’m not the only one. For all you owners out there, give your restaurant a great name. It got me to patronize El Burrito Loco for the first time, but did the food live up to the billing?
I thought I’d try something bold, so I ordered a giant steak and potato burrito, and a side of rice and beans. Total, nine bucks and some change. Not bad! A burrito at another establishment on Rt. 30 cost $8.99, here $6.10. El Burrito Loco is winning on price, but what about the taste?
The burrito was delicious, and the potato was a different, yet excellent addition inside the burrito. While the burrito wasn’t as big as my head, it didn’t need to be. The thing was stuffed with meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and potatoes.
The only drawback is that the cashier wouldn’t allow me to order a Modelo and carry it out. I was told that I would have to drink it inside the restaurant. I passed.
So if you’re ever in the south suburbs and you’re in the mood for a burrito, come to El Burrito Loco. The burritos are big, the price is reasonable, and you’ll come out full and satisfied. You can either dine in or carry out, but keep in mind that this is a fast food restaurant, and the decor leaves a lot to be desired if ambiance is important to you. Personally, I don’t care about ambiance, I care about the most important thing –the food.
El Burrito Loco also has a huge menu full of Mexican breakfast and dinner selections. I will be back to try more menu options. In the meantime, try a steak and potato burrito.