If you’ve never heard of a California Burrito, I suggest you grab a chair because you’re about to experience your first burr-gasm.
This, my friends, is a California Burrito.
Usually composed of carne asada, cheese, sour cream, french fries (or tater tots) and guacamole, all wrapped up in a soft flour tortilla, the California Burrito is something of a mythical creature in these parts. It usually appears after long nights of drinking when you’re feeling sad and lonely and the only thing open is your local 24-hour taco stand. Though they can be found all over the Southern California landscape, however, it’s a pretty well-known phenomenon that the closer you get to the border, the better your chances of finding a good, quality, Mexi-Californian behemoth.
So it’s good Green Burrito decided to name its new California Burrito after the city that made it famous, San Diego, because goodness knows a San Francisco one wouldn’t make a lick of sense.
Inspired by the local beach culture, the San Diego Burrito from Green Burrito features charbroiled steak, fresh salsa and guac, shredded Jack and cheddar cheese and natural-cut French fries all rolled into a flour tortilla, and is available now at all dual-branded Carl’s Jr./Green Burrito restaurants.
“We are always on the look-out for the latest Mexican food trends for our Green Burrito menu and we loved this one that we ran across in the San Diego area,” said John Koncki, director of product development at Carl’s Jr. and Green Burrito, in a press release. “Down there near the border, many Mexican restaurants offer steak burritos with French fries in them so, of course, we had to try them and they were great!”
Of course, as solid as Carl’s Jr. is for a fast food joint, there really is no way their new SD burrito could ever beat the joy of pulling into an Alberto’s or Alerto’s or Albertaco’s with a hangover.
If it is even slightly like the original, though, all you folks with Green Burritos over in Washington and Oregon and Texas and Hawaii are definitely in for a treat.
The San Diego/California Burrito is available as an entrée for $3.99 or as a combo meal for $5.99.
H/T to all my FB and twitter friends for verifying that guacamole in your California Burrito is in fact acceptable and not an egregious crime as suggested by Urban Dictionary.