BEST BURRITO - 2005
Taqueria La Hacienda
The burritos at Taqueria La Hacienda are meals within themselves, with a variety of fillings sure to appeal to anyone's taste. The chicken- and steak-stuffed versions taste like meat, sure, but also like cilantro and onion. In fact, they set a new standard for the egalitarian burrito, in which no ingredient overpowers another. The beef tongue burrito costs a little more, but fans of that particular hard-to-find cut won't mind. Still and all, we think the finest Taqueria La Hacienda has to offer is the al pastor. This barbecued pork is the best you'll find in the Cities, the rock star of all the choices. It's so good the taste--sweet, rich, spicy--will become your definition of al pastor for life. Before you eat, don't forget to order a Jarrito soda; the prices here allow for a beverage no matter what your budget. Taqueria La Hacienda is open until 3:00 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Imagine, even after the bars close, they are still making burritos.