There is a magical taqueria in Arlington that serves amazing, delicious burritos for $4 a pop. That’s with guacamole, even though I have to pass now that I have allergies. No, it’s not a fairy story. It’s El Charrito Caminante. Were you thinking about going to McDonalds? Taco Bell, Burger King, Popeyes or any fast-food restaurant anywhere? Don’t do that. Go to El Charrito. You can even call it what George and I do: “the four-dollar burrito place.” You’ll be rewarded.
El Charrito doesn’t have a website. It’s not that kind of place. Nestled between a 7-11 and a pizza shop on Washington Blvd., it’s the kind of place where everyone besides you is ordering in Spanish. The man I assume to be the owner is always behind the counter, at least every time I’ve been there. The place is open something like 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. And he’s a surly dude. The first time we came in, George and I wanted to split a burrito. We asked for sour cream on the side and the guy said “no” and went to help another customer! But hey, for $4 burritos, don’t expect white tablecloths. Oh, and they have Mexican coke – with sugar.
The anticipation is incredible. Let’s end it.
Ahh sweet mana from heaven. I ate this burrito about an hour ago and I’m instantly hungry for another. I think the thing that makes these burritos so amazing is the beans. They’re not wet, at all. I think they spread a thin layer on the tortilla and then grill the tortilla so the beans dry up quite a bit. Then they throw on all the extras. Man, this is a tasty burrito!
You want it. You know you want it.
As a side note, it’s not easy to take a flattering picture of yourself eating a burrito! I just went with the unflattering ones.