When: April 9, 2017, 11:40 AM
Verdict? Not recommended
Richard and I are in California Adventure, looking for something to eat. We want something satisfying, not too filling, and easy to digest on a ride. As we walk through Pacific Wharf, we spot Cocina Cucamonga, and notice their “Burrito Sonora” on the menu. It seems to fit the bill.
I’ve had good experiences at Cocina Cucamonga in the past. The Carne Asada and Chicken Tamale and Fire-Grilled Citrus Chicken each earned a “recommended” from us. The Burrito Sonora could make it a hat trick.
We step up to order. The burrito can come with either chicken or beef. (Beef is $1 more.) I ask the friendly Cast Member which she prefers, and she urges us to go with chicken. Outstanding. Done.
We pay, collect our food, and find a table.
Visually, this is the standard full-plate burrito treatment. You’ve got the burrito itself, center stage, a flour-tortilla cylinder. There’s rice. Refried beans. One scoop of guac and another of sour cream. Some pico de gallo. The whole works is drenched in red Guajillo sauce and shredded cheese.
We pull out the knives and forks, and go to work.
This is a very bland burrito.
Look, there’s nothing offensively wrong here. The flour tortilla is fine. The refried beans and rice are fine. The filling is fine. The chicken is fine. The veg (onions and red peppers) are fine. It will fill you up.
But there’s no pizzaz. No distinct flavor. No sense of satisfaction. It’s just … there. It’s only doing the basics. And, sadly, that’s not enough. There are too many other delicious things in the parks you could eat instead.