Hot Head Burritos food review.
So I live really close to this place, but I’ve been hesitant to cheat on Chipotle. The other day I decided to just do it! The place was so empty at 1:30 in the afternoon, which caused me concern. The girl behind the counter was really friendly, so this encouraged me to dive in. I like that they have a mini burrito. I like being able to eat Chipotle in two settings but there are times when that just isn’t feasible. I ordered my standard: brown rice, black beans, chicken, pico de gallo, corn salsa, sour cream, cheese and lettuce. She tried to offer me a sauce on the burrito, but the number of sauces was a little intimidating. They had varying degrees of heat, which I don’t do. This isn’t for wings, there is already countless flavors going on here, why add ANOTHER sauce? I asked the girl to put her favorite in a little to go cup so I could taste it, you know, when in Rome. I believe it was the hot head sauce. I added chips, what is a burrito without chips? My total was only $5, which made me happy.
I was barely in the car before I was reaching for a chip. Sad face. These chips are the pits. If you think this is harsh, I encourage you to try them for yourself, so that you can see. They were like the store brand tortilla chips you get at Kroger. A complete no no for a burrito place, seriously, you don’t make your own chips?! Sometimes, my nephew & I come just for the chips! At this point I was terrified to eat the burrito, lol, but I was hungry, so there was no turning back. Once in my office, I pulled it out and took a bite. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s a good burrito, and because it’s a mini, it’s not as big as my head & not falling apart. The flavors worked well together, but there wasn’t any that stood out from the other. The chicken had great seasoning, but I wanted the salsa to have more of a lime kick or something. I dipped the burrito in the sauce and just as I suspected, it was unnecessary to add the sauce & a bit confusing.
The verdict: The food was a C. The crappy chips are inexcusable. C’mon! The burrito was okay, but it wouldn’t be enough for me to go there instead of my tried and true favorite.