My quest for meaningful Mexican food in New York continues ... now that I have a partner in this quest, Russell, who agrees with me that the burritos in New York are sadly lacking, I will venture to the farthest corners of the city to fulfill my burrito hunger. Last night did not take me so far, but it does take a while to get from the Bronx do to 58th and 9th, so I am putting in the effort.
This place was a welcome change, with a nice selection of standard offerings and interesting alternatives, and the burritos were a good size and well made and wrapped, so they were not falling apart after eating a quarter of the burrito. I very much enjoyed by BBQ seitan burrito and a bite of Russell's chicken burrito. Unlike most places in New York, the tortillas were tasty and soft, and the filling was excellent with the being seitan was well cooked and flavorful, and not too chewy. Importantly, all the filling was well distributed, so I did not get all the sour cream at the start and all the beans at the end.
After a very satisfying meal, we left, stopped by a wine store in columbus circle to ogle scotch and have some free wine, and then walked up through the park to 86th, where I caught the bus back home. Overall it was an excellent night and one of the best burrito experiences I have had in the city, and even though it is a schlep for me to get there from the Bronx, I would definitely go back.