Beef Burrito Panzon
Dish Score: 62
Overall Score: 62
- Presentation & Creativity: 5/20
- Portion Size & Nutritional Value: 6/10
- Ingredient Compatibility: 9/10
- Flavor, Taste, Texture, & Doneness: 26/40
- Service: 8/10
- Restaurant Appearance: 4/5
- Cost vs. Value: 4/5
El Charros is a place I have visited quite frequently. While going over my old posts, I realized I have never given them a proper review. Deciding that needed to change, I pointedly made a trip out with a few friends of mine to their relatively new location just on the outskirts of town. The building is must larger than their previous location, which now houses another Mexican restaurant: El Tapatio. The interior has a nice atmosphere with wood predominate in the décor.
As we were seated by our waiter, some chips and salsa were brought to our table. While the salsa was decent with a mildly spicy flavor, it was a bit too runny for my tastes. The chips themselves tasted rather stale. Taking our orders, I decided on the Beef Burrito Panzon: a combination of beef, rice, lettuce, pico, sour cream, and guacamole wrapped in a giant tortilla and smothered in cheese sauce. Did I mention, this is not a dish to eat on a diet?
Upon its arrival, the waiter politely asked if there was anything else we needed. Glancing around, we realized we had no silverware. We were promptly accommodated and began our lunch. Biting into the burrito, I really enjoyed the cheese sauce. It had a good flavor and consistency to it. However, as I continued eating, consistency seemed to be an issue for the dish as a whole and the textures were off. While I tasted the cheese and beef predominantly, the other ingredients came in pockets, making each bite a mystery of what you’d get. The meat was overcooked and chewy while the lettuce was soggy. Overall, I was rather disappointed in this experience due to the lack of attention to detail.