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“Tasty but not the cheapest”
Review of El burro

El burro
Ranked #605 of 2,210 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

El Burro is located in a slightly sketchy area and it doesn't have tables, just stools: it's not particularly comfortable or clean. The food was very nice: 2 shrimp, 2 carne asada, 1 pulled chicken and 1 pulled beef taco, a small pot of guac and a soft drink for $30. We enjoyed it all but it wasn't particularly cheap given that you're paying for a quick bite not a dining experience - a taco in Chelsea Market in NYC costs $3.50!

Thank Eva J
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Wow, this food is salty. I ordered two hard tacos (chorizo and carnitas) with sour cream and guac on top. Even the guacamole was salty, making the whole shebang really unpleasant to eat. Husband ordered a California burrito. He salts EVERYTHING and even he admitted it was overkill. Oh well...at least the person behind the counter was super nice.

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Thank AyBeeOh
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Best burrito I've had since Mexico. This is a hole in the wall on the edge of a sketchy part of town. The store front looks a bit worn down and the inside is the epitome of hole in the wall. There are no tables and some stools around the edges where you can eat on what is basically a glorified shelf.

The menu is pretty basic, just burritos and tacos, and they have fountain drinks and Mexican sodas. The burrito I had was excellent and made the Mexican way, not the way you will find and Chipotle or Qudoba. If you're expecting something like that you will not find it here. The burrito is meat and maybe some pico de gallo or guac. You can pay more for sourcream, cheese or other things for inside the burrito if you desire. They have home made salsas for free for your burrito, but you need to ask for them. They are habanero (hot), red (mild), and green (medium). I liked the salsa verde (green) the best.

If you want an authentic burrito, this is the spot.

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Thank Francus
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Was eager to try the food at El Burro but now wish I hadnt. I ordered a street chicken taco and it was pretty bland. The tortilla was decent tasting but the filling was blah..way too much onion on top too. I also ordered the shredded chicken burrito and it was terrible. It was tasteless. .so bland. Would never eat here again and sorry I wasted my money here.

Thank VegasBetty
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were taking a lunch break from the Children’s Museum and walked over. If you go directly there it’s probably a 10 minute walk. Enjoyed a chorizo burrito, chips and guacamole, and a Mexican Coke. The food was good and we are glad we ate here versus at the museum.

The only downsides to the place is that is a little small and the prices were a little higher than I would expect. Finally, the side of guacamole wasn’t much bigger than a Dixie cup so you’ll either need to order a larger size or multiple cups.

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Thank CDTrip72
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