Friday 10 June 2011

Z teca = Blah!

I don't usually buy my lunch on a workday but today felt like treating myself to a burrito.

Z teca is a burrito place in restaurant row on King Street W by Peter Street and close to my office, so I decided to give them a try.

I was there at 11 and likely was their first customer of the day. The girl who served me from behind the counter could not have been more disinterested and spoke so soft that every time she asked me for a selection, I had to have her repeat the question.

As for choices on what to have on my burrito, there were few. I had rice and beans, the rice was plain white. I was not offered onions or tomato (I would have said no to the tomato anyways but should have been asked), I was asked about sour cream and said no and had the medium sauce on it.

They heat the tortilla first, place on the ingredients, roll it and give it a 10 second press in a sandwich machine.

The size of the burrito is excellent and the $8.76 is a good price for that size burrito. The rest not so good. It was a very plain and bland. The medium sauce was just OK but was the only thing that added flavour. The chicken, beans and rice were all extremely plain.

If you are there and want a burrito, head around the corner to Burrito Boyz. Z teca is not worth the visit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I find Burrito Boyz to be the cheese sandwich of Burritos...

z-teca grills whole chicken breasts on a bbq grill, not out of a bag onto an oily flat grill, and the beef is slow roasted and marinaded.

If you want more flavour, add the roasted corn, guacamole, or hot sauce.

You may have has a shy staff member, but at least you don't feel like you're being shuffled along.