The Burrito Box is a food cart located near the corner of SW 3rd and Washington in Portland, Oregon. Cameron, the owner and chef of this cart, opened this cart in April 2011.
|Menu (mid-November 2011)|
And apparently, I went on a day where the Burrito Box was giving out free drinks with any order. So I got myself a water for the drive home.
|About to roll my burrito up!|
|"Chicken Run" burrito (Burrito Box)|
|Cross-section of one side...|
|...and cross-section of the other side|
Unfortunately, the main event -- the chicken -- was very dry. In fact, the chicken pieces got grilled to the point where I could really only taste carbon. I know one never wants to serve raw chicken to a customer, but this chicken was beyond dead by this point. The beans and rice were fine, but overall, when I cut into the burrito, everything inside just collapsed and wanted to fall out. In my opinion, the burrito needs some "glue," whether it's a thick sauce, stickier rice, or both, so that everything at least tries to stay together. I think adding a bit more chipotle sauce (for my burrito anyway) could have helped.
The service was great and, according to Food Carts Portland, you can even customize a burrito for 50 cents extra. You can also choose from a buffalo burrito or a tofu burrito (all burritos are $6.50), as well as a quesadilla ($4). Sauces include honey balsamic, soy ginger, and the smoky chipotle sauce.
I'm not calling this a complete miss, but unfortunately, I've had better burritos. Perhaps my experience was an anomaly. Regardless, head on down to the Burrito Box and try it out for yourself! 3/10