Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Rudy's Mexican Restaurant

Two and a half hours after leaving Tustin, we arrived into Santa Barbara famished. So after checking into our hotel (one of the few vacancies on such short notice), we took a stroll to find some grub.

We returned to our hotel room with two gigantic burritos, a veggie and a carne asada. Although the picture doesn't show it, my veggie burrito was slightly larger than Devin's carne asada burrito.

Much to my delight, when I pulled the burritos out of the take-out bag, I discovered fresh tortilla chips! The bag was half-filled with these deliciously light and crisp tortilla chips and they were surprisingly unscathed from being buried by two enormous burritos. Since I had not known we were returning to our hotel with tortilla chips, I didn't package enough salsa from the salsa bar. Luckily, these tortilla chips were lightly salted, so they were flavorful on their own.

The top burrito is my veggie and was filled with ordinary meatless burrito fare: refried beans, rice, cheddar cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, and sour cream. Although impressed by its sheer size, the fillings were bland, requiring a heavy dousing of salsa with each bite.

Unfortunately, Devin's carne asada burrito was also lacking in flavor because it was missing sour cream, his favorite accompaniment to Mexican food.

Rudy's Mexican Restaurant
3613 1/2 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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