Review of Rubio’s Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito
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A College Student’s Diet
I was recently asked by Rubio’s to try out their new Ancho Citrus Shrimp burrito. Although I normally do not cover this restaurant format, I have been a long-time fan of Rubios. While I attended San Diego State University, a large portion of my diet was based on fish tacos. Since Rubio’s had a restaurant on campus, I was a regular customer. Since then, Rubio’s remains one of my guilty pleasures. Now that I am older, I have to skip the fried fish. My new favorite at Rubio’s is their grilled seafoood. This taste test was right up my alley.
Rubio’s Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito
As I previously mentioned I have to watch what I eat, since I am not longer 21 year-old. The ancho shrimp burrito is 663 calories and 24 grams of protein , not bad for a fairly large burrito. I also like the fact that the Burrito is made with sustainable shrimp.
The shrimp is pan-seared with ancho chiles, garlic, cilantro, and top with fresh lime juice. The shrimp is wrapped in a tortilla along with citrus rice, gaucemole, black beans, salsa fresca, romaine lettuce, creamy chipotle sauce and red tomatillo salsa. The size of the burrito is solid, with the right amount of shrimp to other ingredients.
Ancho chiles naturally are medium heat with a slightly sweet flavor. In the burrito, the Ancho chiles provided a nice flavor layer to the burrito and a subtle, yet persistent, heat. I recommend you squeeze some extra lime into the burrito as you bite, as the acidity added an additional flavor layer.
My Final Thoughts
Although chain restaurants are not normally covered in my blog, I was impressed with their new burrito. What I like about Rubio’s is that they make their beans from scratch and without lard, make their own salsas. The result is always a clean and fresh flavor in their food. Rubio’s ancho citrus shrimp burrito was a nice addition to menu and I would order it again. Have you tried this item? Send me your thoughts and I will publish them right here.
Win a Gift Card good for a free meal at Rubio’s
Want to try it? Rubio’s is convinced that my readers will like the new burrito so they gave be two $7 gift cards to giveaway to my readers. The contest is easy, just follow the steps in the Raffle Copter link below.