Tagged: burrito

bbq two20 – costa mesa, ca



this is one beast of a burrito.  not for the weak at heart…or stomach.  at the humble BBQ Two20 you can get your burrito filled several different ways: brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken.  you can decide what level of heat you’d like: 1 – 5.  you can even pick a side: baked beans, mac and cheese (blows your mind), cole slaw, potato salad.  once you make all of these painstaking decisions you then have to sit down and gather yourself for the battle that is about to begin.  you vs. burrito.  this does conjure up images of the travel channel’s painful man vs. food, but this meal usually comes without cheering bystanders – though if that’s something you would like, the employees might just abide.

so back to this behemoth of a burrito.  it arrives at your table steaming with a side of chips and bbq sauce and a delicate garnish of cilantro.  you look that burrito in the eye and take a moment.  you both understand what’s about to go down.  will it be your win or the burrito’s this time?

well meaning, good natured, hard working folks go head to head with this monster and fail. i’ve seen it a thousand times.  and if the size of this burrito doesn’t get you, the heat will.  they aren’t joking around.  their hot sauce is, well, HOT.

but besides all that…..the meat is good.  the burrito is good.  the sides are good.  the heat is good.  but, i think i’ll stick to redneck taco tuesdays when the serving sizes are just a tad more manageable.



miguel’s jr. ~ newport beach, ca



well hello there Miguel’s Jr. that so swiftly popped up on Newport Blvd.  i just wanted to thank you for replacing that REALLY scary taco bell that once stood on your footprint.  thank you, thank you for reminding me a little of Santana’s (es muy bueno).  yes, Santana’s….not MXN.  thank you for having a relatively easy menu to follow without “COOL RANCH TACOS” and “CRUNCH WRAP SUPREMES” – actually, i’m kind of sad about the lack of crunch wrap supremes – those were so very delicious.  my bean and cheese burrito hit the spot.  the chips, eh.  the salsa, can’t really compare to Santana’s red and Great Mex‘s green.  hot carrots, meh.  but overall, i’m so happy you’re there where i need you.  and a drive thru, no less.  thanks miguel’s jr.  thanks.