Yeah, the burritos are massive, and sure, the prices are still pretty affordable, but I just don't get what the fuss is over Cancun's burritos.
Earlier this week, I stopped in while walking through the Mission to have a quick burrito. Seeing that the super burritos were under $5, I figured they would be small compared to Pancho Villa, but I wasn't starved, so that would be fine. Boy, was I wrong. This burrito was the size of a quart of milk. But I digress, before I talk about the size of the food, I should talk about the order.
The first disappointment was that Cancun didn't offer carnitas or chile verde - my two favorite preparations of pork. Instead, I had to settle for the Al Pastor - a dry rubbed pork that is grilled or roasted before service. The meat had a sort of funky seasoning to it, tasting of cinnamon and allspice. Though it wasn't an offputting taste at all, it didn't really go well with the rest of the burrito fillings.
Let's dissect the burrito further. The tortilla was actually superb, tasting a little wheaty and nicely elastic. The beans, on the other hand, were bland, as was the rice. The ratio of rice to beans to other fillings was way off as well - half the rice would have been fine and the resulting product would have tasted much better. The guacamole, salsa and sour cream were fine - not bad but not outstanding.
Personally, I'd rather pay a little more and get a better if smaller burrito than get this rice filled gut bomb.