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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

California Burritos at Fresh MXN Food

Fresh MXN Food is the new Santana's Mexican Grill. That's what their branding says. I've been to Santana's a couple of times before the name change and to be honest, I'm not really a fan. Living in South San Diego, I'm surrounded with great taco shops so you can't blame me. But, with a coupon in hand for some California Burritos, there's no reason not to go. I love California Burritos! And then we are off to Fresh MXN Food in Point Loma off of Midway near the Sports Arena.

Fresh MXN Food in Point Loma, San Diego

I got to say, the blue they use for their branding is kind of in your face. It's pretty damn bright. And it's not just the blue, but with green and orange as well. With the use of the coupon, I had the choice of a Fresh MXN Food sticker or bag. I'm not a sticker guy, so I picked the bag since every damn grocery store is leaning towards going green. Well you know what, PLASTIC PLEASE! I got to admit, it's a quality bag with lots of room for your groceries. Not like the small ones you see the stores selling for a buck. But man does that logo stand out. I'd be a walking billboard with that bag.

Tote Bag from Fresh MXN Food in Point Loma, San Diego

Some may be asking what the heck a California Burrito is. Not to be confused with the Carne Asada Burrito like so many have. Much like the fish taco, it's a San Diego creation of goodness. I notice that other northern cities just started creating their version of it, but make no mistake; it's just not the same. San Diego does it the best. Different taco shops have their own tricks up their sleeve, but it usually consists of carne asada, cheese, salsa, guacamole and french fries. Yup, you heard that right, FRENCH FRIES! The great thing about having taco shops doing their own thing is there's always a place that caters to your taste buds. My go to spot used to be Zapata's in Paradise Hills, but they closed and to this day, I still haven't found a replacement for those delicious California Burritos. But for now, Lolita's is up there as my fave.

Carnitas California Burrito from Fresh MXN Food in Point Loma, San Diego

 Carnitas California Burrito from Fresh MXN Food in Point Loma, San Diego

It's kind of weird. I grew up with only one kind of California Burrito. So when they asked me what kind of California Burrito I wanted, I was surprised that I had a choice. No other taco shop does this and I'm not sure I like that. Well, they have carne asada, carnitas, adobada, achiote or grilled chicken. Feeling a bit adventurous, I went and got the Carnitas California Burrito (photos above). First off, this has to be the smallest California Burrito that I have ever had. At first, I thought it may have just been mine, but Hoheezee's burrito is the same size. What a rip. I also wanted to add that I'll stick with carne asada as the meat of choice here on out. I guess that it serves me right for going against the norm. Hoheezee got the traditional California Burrito w/ Carne Asada (photo below). Not much was said about it.

Carne Asada California Burrito from Fresh MXN Food in Point Loma, San Diego

Carne Asada California Burrito from Fresh MXN Food in Point Loma, San Diego

It was an ok meal and nothing to write home to. I don't even know if I would call it good. As far as California Burritos are concerned, these rank close to the bottom from what I experienced. The good part was, I got a free bag. HAHA! I've heard people rave about this place and the food; I had to give it a shot again with the help of the coupon. But in the end, I just don't get it. Since others like their food, give them a shot and see for yourself. My taste buds didn't care for it much.

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Fresh MXN Food
3742 Midway Dr
San Diego, Ca 92110

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