The Food

Classico Burrito – Grilled steak and a chile relleno, pinto  beans, rice, sour cream in a flour tortilla.
Price: $4.75

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

Chorizo Burrito – Chorizo sausage, black  beans, spanish rice, guacamole and pico de gallo in a flour tortilla.
Price: $4.75

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

The Review

So far on this blog, we have avoided the Mexican food trucks. Part of the reason may be because they are so ubiquitous in the United States and there are so many other types of carts to go to, they’ve been kind of passed over in favour of grilled cheeses and smores. On our last trip to Portland, we brought some food reviewing back up. Now that there were 4 of us, it let us try more things by eating less of each item as we would split it four ways. It also got us out of our own comfort zone to try things we might have passed on including the Azul Tequila Mexican Taqueria cart at the A La Carts pod.

Two very large and solid burritos were set down on the table and knowing we were heading to more food carts, they looked a little daunting. Undeterred, we tried some of each burrito. The chorizo burrito had lots of flavour especially when we reached the middle of the burrito. You could really taste the distinct flavors of the chorizo, black beans and the cilantro from the pico de gallo. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for the classico burrito. It started out bland and continued to be bland all the way through. The plain refried beans and sour cream only added to the blandness. The only thing that saved it was the side of red sauce provided, liberally doused onto the burrito. It was not the worst burrito in the world but it could have used some spicing up.

We never did finish these two large burritos, it was just too much food. If you are looking for a good, cheap, filling meal then these burritos will fit the bill. If you are on a one day eating tour of Portland’s food carts, this might be one to avoid.


B –  Classico burrito, Chorizo burrito
M –  Classico burrito, Chorizo burrito
M – Classico burrito, Chorizo burrito
M –  Classico burrito, Chorizo burrito

Azul Tequila Mexican Taqueria
4926 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206
Tel: (503) 477-3253

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