405 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
The Great Burrito
Great Burrito Inc
Cuisines: Caterers, Mexican, Latin American
Price Range : Average
Outdoor Seating: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Bike Parking: Yes
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05/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I am from Southern California and my Mom was a cooking teacher who taught classes in Mexican cuisine. So, I fancy myself somewhat of an expert on the subject! I have to say I have tried almost ever Mexican restaurant in NYC and this one is by far the most authentic and consistent. The best tortilla soup hands down! If you want really good, authentic Mexican food then I highly recommend this place. The only drawback is the that it's a tiny space. I would love it if they expanded!! But still worth it for the food!!
08/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
At first when I used to go there I thought it was a bit over-priced. However, it is all fresh and c'mon it's NYC, of course it's gonna cost a 'lil extra.
The mole is great, the vegetables and spinach is fresh, and the portions always fill me up.
I feel comfortable dining there alone, and the staff is friendly.
When I go I order 1 chicken mole enchilada and 1 verde chicken enchilada. They are two seperate dishes, but they are nice, so they combine it if you ask.
It's worth checking out at least once!
08/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've lived on the Upper West Side for twenty years, and this is one of my favorite neighborhood places. A real gem. Nothing fancy - order at the counter and they bring your food to your table. Complimentary chips & salsa (all 3 types are great). Delicious, giant burritos with pink or black beans (served with rice inside). Try the mouth-watering enchiladas verdes - just the right spiciness. Really good mole sauce also. Excellent changing daily specials can include tamales or huaraches. The tortilla soup is good. Friendly, quick service. Price is right, especially considering the nabe.
03/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Don't judge a book by it's cover. At first I thought the name of this place sounded like another east coast attempt at good Mexican food but after visiting this homey restaurant on the UWS I was immediately sold. The fresh, homemade tortilla chips are incredibly good and they are served with your choice of mild, medium or hot salsa which hits the spot. The salsa is spicy and delicious which has been hard to find in NY since everything seems to be mild. I highly recommend the enchiladas verdes! Their verde sauce reminds me of the 19 years I spent living and growing up in San Diego and brought me straight back. The rice and beans are tasty as well and definitely worth the $12 for the whole enchilada plate. I will definitely be coming back many times to this sweet Mexican spot and I highly recommend it to anyone with a hunger for some good, traditional Mexican food.
07/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This is the best little Mexican place you will never hear about, but more people should know it. While it's a small place with not much ambiance, the food, especially the namesake burrito, is actually great. It's one of the rare examples of truth in advertising, a restaurant that lives up to its name. If the lack of dining atmosphere is a problem for you, have them deliver. They are always prompt and efficient.
07/31/2005Provided by Citysearch -
This is a great Mexican place. I have to say it's one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, even compared to CA. It's surrounded by all sorts of posh restaurants, but I usually find myself wandering in. It just smells so good. I tend to order the special, and it's always tasty and I leave happy. You see a lot of families in here, and it's easy to see why. The food is appealing and unpretentious and delicious. The staff take good care of you, and you can tell they take pride in what they're cooking up.
02/15/2005Provided by Citysearch -
This is the real deal. If your main priorities are taste and value, go here. If you are more into ambiance and fluffy banter, don't go here. Anything on the menu is guaranteed to be good. It's my favorite place on the otherwise stuffy West Side restuarant scene. The food is fresh and very tasty. It has sparse surroundings and is just a hole in the wall, but that just adds to the rustic charm of the place.