BEST BURRITO - 2004
Located at the edge of Victorian Village--a preppy area usually packed with college students and people looking for a beer on their way home from work--La Cucaracha fits in more than one might like with its bar and happy hour specials. But what's really great about this Mexican restaurant is its food, and although there are many great burritos in the Twin Cities, La Cucaracha offers a triple threat: quantity, quality, and personalization. For example, those feeling experimental should try the Jimmy burrito--a concoction of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, cabbage, zucchini, green pepper, and mushrooms, all baked until the outside tortilla is a crispy golden brown. And here's the twist: You can add any special topping (such as guacamole, goat cheese, or chorizo) for just a bit extra. Other ambitious burritos include the del mar (a seafood-themed meal of shrimp and crab sautéed in garlic lemon butter with feta cheese, all baked with queso blanco and veggies), and Bob's buffalo burrito (a pocket of hot spicy cubed steak with veggies and sour cream). Or try one of their classic favorites, a beef, chicken, bean, or chorizo burrito. All come in huge portions, stuffed with Colby cheese and served with lettuce and tomato. Muy rico!