ohio city burrito

I have never been a fan of Chipotle. I’ve tried to like it, but even pregnancy cravings for burritos couldn’t make me get further than a few bites. Why people dress in tinfoil and line up outside for a free lunch here is beyond me.

What I always have liked about this chain is the concept. Enter Ohio City Burrito. The tiny Chipotle-esque restaurant that makes everything from scratch (except the chips).

On my visit, I tried the Brother’s Burrito, a flour tortilla stuffed with rice, black beans, pulled pork, lettuce, guacamole and pico de gallo. Simple and perfect. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing. Seriously. This was one huge and sloppy (utensils required) burrito. The only thing I would have liked more would have been a bit of heat. Perhaps next time I’ll have to try one of the other sauces. 

The total menu has two burrito options with several choices from meats to other accompaniments, a taco, taco salad and nachos.

The space is small, maybe five tables and a window bar with a few stools. It’s a perfect fit for the area and will surely continue to do well, especially for the lunch crowd. It’s just the latest to join the many great (and cheap) lunch options on that street. In fact, one I often hear raves about is Nate’s, which I’ve never been to but am eager to check out on a future lunch visit.

5 Comments

  1. Posted December 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    If you like heat, the hot sauce makes you tear up, but it has the best flavor. The medium sauce left me feeling meh.

  2. debby
    Posted December 4, 2009 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Ohio City Burrito is right by my office and we love it! The food is great ( I’m also not a Chipotle fan but the rest of my office loves it), and its something we can all agree on.

    Nate’s? Don’t even get me started. Deeelish.

  3. Posted December 4, 2009 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    So glad to hear that you enjoyed it. We live close by and have been meaning to stop in since it opened. Now I’ll make sure to get my butt there soon! Nate’s by the way is fantastic. I could eat a whole tub of their hummus by myself. :)

  4. Posted December 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Go to Nates. Go to Nates. Go to Nates.

    No, but seriously.

  5. Posted December 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    We also enjoyed it on our only visit shortly after they opened. My favorite part was the variety of hot sauces they had near the drink station that you could add to your burrito. I think they had six different sauces from Narrin’s at the WSM. Did they still have those sauces available?

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