For the first time, I had lunch today at Habaneros in the Clifton Gaslight District
. The coworkers who I went with were surprised that I had never been before.
I'm a big fan of Mexican food, the Gaslight District and locally owned restaurants. But one blindspot I have is Chipotle
burritos. If I'm going to get some thing seemingly Mexican (and I'm not saying Chipotle
qualifies as authentic Mexican), I'll head there. So that's my excuse why I haven't been to Habaneros
, but after going today, I'll be back.
I ordered the chicken soft tacos with the hot salsa, and I thought it was very good. The best part, in my view, was the amazingly fresh tortillas. I would have thought that they make them on the premises, but they pulled the refreshingly soft and light shells out of a bag. They must purchase them locally, or make them off premises, then bag them.
The chicken and toppings were good. The hot salsa was hot, as advertised. Not as tasty as I would have liked, but it added good spice and heat.
I also tried a piece of the barbeque chicken quesadilla, and it was also very good. Grilled to perfection and filled with a pleasant surprise in the barbeque chicken. The sauce went well with the rest of the Mexican tastes at work. This was a very original dish.
Another treat was the chips, that instead of being fried corn chips are fried flour tortilla chips. Too bad that the fresh medium salsa is nothing to write home about.
Here's a review from Citybeat
that compares Chipotle, Habaneros and Burrito Joes
. I think I'm going to steal this idea in an upcoming post, comparing my favorite burrito spots.
I'd be interested in hearing what burritos you think I should try before I write that post. And what other dishes should I try at my second trip to Habaneros