Originally posted by Foxyfishy14
Has anyone on here ever had food food from Anna's Taqueria in Boston? I recently went there after reading in many Boston publications that they have been voted Best Burrito in Boston for many years now. I was absolutely NOT impressed! The salsa was runny, the tortillas was very flimsy and soggy and the taste was extremely bland! They were large but there was no taste! Both my boyfriend and I disliked it very much and we will not be returning. Is it that Anna's doesn't have any competition in the Boston area? or do people just have no idea what a good burrito really is?
Has anyone else experienced this?
I suspect it has to do with your expectation of a burrito.
IMO Anna's makes what is probably about the best Mission style burrito in the area. Some people just don't like Mission burritos, preferring smaller, simpler burritos. I've known people from SoCal who don't like Anna's for this reason, and because they aren't greasy enough for LA tastes. On the other hand, some folks from the North think a wrap of spiced meat and beans on lavash or pita bread is a burrito.
Certainly, compared to what I've sampled in San Francisco, Anna's flavors are milder and the tortillas not as hardy. As for salsa, fresh salsa gives off juice and eating a good burrito is messy. But the number of outlets in Boston (and NYC I now hear) that are copying Anna's model and food demonstrate its popularity.
Boston is hardly a mecca for Mexican cuisine, although it has made great strides since the days of corned beef burritos and canned Mexicali corn and is still a hair ahead of the norm for NYC. For cheap, tasty, fresh food, you can't do much better in town than Anna's.