Rubio’s has a lot in store for 2014. To start the year off, they launched the new Ancho Citrus Burrito and elevated the Burrito Especial. The restaurant chain is going through a “culinary renaissance” providing new and loyal customers with innovations on the menu and in the restaurant itself. I visited the Foothill Ranch, CA location and the first thing I noticed was the new dine-in plates and silverware versus the plastic basket with wax paper liner. This new presentation is a nice touch and makes you want to dine in rather than take away in a plastic bag.
The revamped BurritoEspecial is grilled steak (or chicken) wrapped in a warm flour tortilla with citrus rice, fresh-made guacamole, black beans, salsa fresca, romaine lettuce, creamy chipotle sauce and red tomatillo salsa. I’ve ordered this with steak in the past and it was never consistent. But, I must confess, I was really impressed by the updated version. The citrus marinade made the meat tender, but I would have added a little salt to boost the beefy flavor. The rice and beans were good with a nice texture contrast to the crispy lettuce. The tortilla was elastic and slightly chewy. The tomatillo salsa paired the best with this burrito. Thumbs up!
To read more and see slideshow, please visit: http://www.examiner.com/review/rubio-s-revamped-the-burrito-especial
OC Food Diva