Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Food Truck Diaries, Volume Eight: El Gorrion Burrito

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 8:59 PM

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The dirt has piled up around El Gorrion Burrito’s flat tires, and there’s little chance the truck will see open road again. I like to think that if it ever closes, the owners will leave it until the sun reduces it to a rusty reminder that an honest taco stand once stood there.

El Gorrion Burrito is an outlier in a business that feeds off passing traffic, but it does a swift lunch business for those who work along the stretch of South Nogales Highway just south of the Desert Diamond Casino. It serves fast and sincere Mexican food, and you can feed a family there for what you'd lose in minutes playing slots less than a mile away.

And when I say fast, I mean fast. My taco salad was ready before I could snap a few pictures and choose a table. It was so fast that I figured the people before me had also ordered a taco salad. I was wrong. It was rather unreal.

The truck is the satellite location of El Gorrion Restaurant at 3459 S. 12th Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Wednesdays, you can get a Mexican-style steak with beans, rice and veggies for $5.50. The rest of the menu’s chile rellenos, burritos and tostadas run between $3 and $6, and an ice cold can of soda is only 75 cents.

Cheap, fast and tasty.
  • Cheap, fast and tasty.

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