Saturday, February 4, 2012

La Jarochita

La Jarochita is a Mexican food cart located near SW 5th and Oak in downtown Portland, Oregon. This cart has been around for quite some time (the first Yelp review came in October 2007).

A cart may be lucky to stay open for a year (hence why cart owners really like to celebrate these cart "birthdays"). La Jarochita is over four years old. Geez man, that's like...the equivalent of a human supercentenarian.

La Jarochita even has their own adjacent seating area

Even though I arrived around 11 a.m., I'm still a big breakfast person. Here, the breakfast burritos quickly stood out. I ordered the #8 chorizo burrito ($4.99). Diced Mexican sausage, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, rice, beans, guacamole, and cheese encased inside a heated-up large flour tortilla. Again, I nixed the sour cream.

Breakfast Burrito menu
(January 2012)
Chorizo Breakfast Burrito
(La Jarochita)
A delicious burrito! The flavors all came together here; a creamy, cheesy experience just wanted to burst onto the wrapping. The flour tortilla was browned up very nicely, a contrast from a steamed, extra pliable tortilla other Mexican restaurants may offer. The beans and perfectly melted cheese helped combine everything together. I would have wanted more chorizo, but it's probably my fault because I didn't ask for a second meat in the burrito. Yup, two meats is still $4.99. Shoulda doubled the chorizo. Or dammit, I should have asked for bacon. Oops. How the hell do you leave bacon out, Aaron?!?! That's basically a party foul!

I also got two containers, one with red salsa and one with green salsa. The red had more kick on the back end, while the green had a milder, cilantro-like taste (could be wrong on that). Not surprisingly, I prefer the red.

No wonder these guys have been around for a while. La Jarochita is open six days a week (closed Sundays) and they open early (7 a.m.). My kind of place! Check them out ASAP! 8.25/10

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