(Original Review -- April 2016)
Since my last post on Poblano Pepper nearly two years ago, they have also popped up temporarily at the Portland International Airport. While I waited to pick someone up from the airport, I stopped here for dinner.
Mexican is one of my favorite cuisines, and also because it can double as an awesome street food. My go-to item is usually a burrito; on my last visit to this cart (at the Bite on Belmont), I chose the Fajita Burrito.
Menu options include burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Tacos use corn tortillas, while quesadillas and burritos use flour tortillas. There are multiple vegetarian and vegan options.
This time, a simple Carnitas Burrito ($8) was my pick. Slow-cooked braised juicy pork, black beans (or refried beans if that's your style), rice, fresh guacamole, and pico de gallo wrapped in a garlic flour tortilla. Any burrito can be made into a bowl (no tortilla).
Again, a delicious burrito. A good helping of tender pork, with lots of rice and beans. Excellent guacamole and pico de gallo. Even the tortilla gets heated up properly. I don't always see a garlic flour tortilla when going to a Mexican place, but now I wish more places had that tortilla option.
You have your choice of mild or hot sauce, and we all know which one I chose. The hot sauce has a lovely habanero flavor, and it went so well with the carnitas.
I waited maybe five minutes for my burrito. It also appeared to be a slower time when I arrived, maybe a couple others ahead of me.
Poblano Pepper Mexican Food remains a solid spot to satisfy my Mexican food cravings! 8.75/10