El Burro, Regent Square
I waited until the last minute to finish up my Christmas shopping, and my stomach was growling. I was hangry, and needed some sustenance fast. I looked up and down Braddock Avenue, and decided that I would opt for Mexican food.
I had never ben to El Burro before, but had heard good things. “It’s the first real Mexican food I have had since moving to Pittsburgh,” I overheard at Get-Go while filling my tank with gas.
I was in a hurry, and was hoping that I could get a burrito, or a few tacos fast. “We’re out of carne asada, and carnitas,” the woman behind the counter said. Fine, I’ll order a few chicken tacos with a side of guacamole. $10.00 seemed a bit steep for tacos, but considering the location and overhead, I was willing to dish out the cash if the food was good. I stopped into Le Mix next door to buy a few things, and retuned to El Burro to pick up my tacos.
I sat in a booth (there was one other patron in the restaurant) and hurriedly doused my chicken tacos with the house hot sauce, and the extra guacamole that I purchased.
My tacos were wrapped with 2 warm corn tortillas (each), and filled with tender chicken, onions and cilantro.
My first bite was good- the tortillas were fresh and flavorful. The onions and cilantro added a few extra layers of flavor, but the chicken lacked seasoning. The guacamole was superb- I highly recommend as an accompaniment.
El Burro serves authentic Mexican food at a reasonable price in a timely manner. If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try in the east end, and like spicy food, this eatery will not disappoint.