I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I finally tried El Sabroso, and wasn’t that impressed. It wasn’t bad, but it definitely didn’t knock my socks off.
First, the burrito. I got it with carnitas, which was quite good–well cooked and flavorful. The burrito as a whole though was pretty mediocre. Aside from the carnitas, the only ingredients seemed to be white rice, lettuce and sour cream (not mayo, which would have been a deal breaker). No queso fresco (or other cheese), no Spanish rice, no beans (!?!). I tried to make up for the lack of overall flavor with the red sauce (which was quite good) and guacamole (not bad, but too heavy on the raw onions), but the portions were so skimpy that it just wan’t enough.
Now, the quesadilla. On the plus side, the quesadilla was cooked to perfection, which isn’t as common as it should be, even in decent Mexican restaurants. The cheese and meat filling was good too. But a quesadilla on its own can be a dry and overly salty experience. Having already used most of the red salsa and guac, we were left with the mango salsa, which was too sweet. A quesadilla should come with a generous portion of guac and sour cream, and also some pickled veggies, cabbage or at least some pico de gallo to balance the dry salty element, but this one came with basically nothing.
The tacos did look good, so I’ll be back at some point to try those. Rant over.