Chilorio's Very Mexican

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Fast, fresh & healthy Mexican food near Dadeland.


What we had:

I'm a slacker, and we have been eating here regularly on Monday nights for about a month. My DH usually goes for the burrito and I get the tacos. Because we have addictions.

How to order: First, select the dish you want (grilled burrito, 3 tacos, 2 tostadas, 1 quesadilla, 1 salad, 2 enchiladas or 1 tostada) and then the meat (Chilorio chicken, grilled chicken, Chilorio beef, steak, ground beef, grilled mixed veggies, shrimp or lobster), toppings and sides.

Meats

The meat is generally dry, but what do you want? It's been sitting in a pan, waiting on your order. This is fast food. At least it's not sitting in grease.


Chilorio chicken: Supposedly spicy shredded chicken. Neither of us find it spicy, but it isn't bad, either.

Grilled chicken: Chopped, grilled chicken.

Chilorio beef: Supposedly spicy shredded beef. This one isn't spicy either.

Steak: I think this is the best of the bunch. Generally less dry than the others (go fig), and nicely seasoned.

Ground beef: My DH likes this one; I haven't had it yet.

Pork: I swear they have pork, but it's not on the menu. The pork was dry, but it was pork, so I wasn't complaining.

Grilled veggies & seafood: Haven't tried these options, either. Seafood ups the price by around $3, and I'm usually way too starving by the time we get here to order veggies.

Toppings
Typical beans/rice/pico/cheese/lettuce toppings.

Tortillas
The tortillas are homemade. My favorite is the soft & pillowy wheat.

Sides
I love that they offer baked tortillas and non-refried mashed pinto beans as sides. The black beans are also very tasty.


D├ęcor:

The little fire guy is cute, and I like the lime and red color scheme. They also have small upgrades like TVs, menu pics on an overhead monitor and a cell phone charging station.


Service:

I don't know if it's the acupuncture I get before I go, or old age setting in, but whomever is behind the counter is usually almost inaudible.


Overall impressions:

Not bad. A little bland, and not as good as Moe's, but we don't feel guilty about eating here, either. The prices are very reasonable. We usually get out for just under $20 for one burrito, three tacos and two fountain drinks. We must not be the only ones who don't feel guilty about feeding their need for Mexican here--Chilorio's was voted 2010 best guilt-free burrito by Miami New Times.

Check out their website for nutritional information.


Rating:

3.5 out of 5 salamanders

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