Taco John New Sante Fe Burrito Review
Today I found myself at Taco Johns searching the menu for something to eat. The "New Sante Fe Burrito" jumped out at me and it looked good, so I ordered it up. I was surprised.
So going on my normal rating formula, we'll go through it for the proper scoring.
First off, I'll have to put a disclaimer here. Chipotle burrito's are one of my favorite foods ever. So it's hard for me not to compare to chipotle.
Here's a breakdown of what exactly I got: Large Sante Fe Burrito with shredded beef. Medium combo (potato ole's and drink.) Total was $11.32. (not cheap!)
Presentation: It comes in a foil wrap, much like any other burrito you get. It's a burrito, not anything special so i can't really take away any points for the simple presentation. I'll give it a 4 by default.
Taste: It's probably the best thing I've had on the Taco John menu. I had the medium chiptole salsa. It was pretty darn good, I'll have to admit. And the large was very filling, so it get's a solid 4.
Quantity: 5 Very filling burrito. Remember, I got the big size. They also offer a smaller burrito or the less filling less calorie bowl.
Value: I have a hard time paying over $10 for a lunch item. I paid $11.32 The price for the combo seemed steep, but if you take into account that you also get potato ole's (which are awesome) and a drink it's not so bad. I still have a hard time calling this a value though, considering you can get an authentic burrito meal at a sit down restaurant for the same price or cheaper. That's why I'll only give this a 3.
Final score out of 20 possible points: 16
Like I said earlier, it's hard for me not to compare to Chipotle brand burritos. But I will say this is probably the next best thing, and next time I'm at Taco John's I may order it again.