Cantina Deliciosa over at the Galleon Food Avenue is my kiosk of choice when it comes to freshly-cooked and totally delicious Mexican food – and with good reason. The quality is consistent, the helpings are generous, and everything is reasonably priced.
The Cantina also has a rep for putting innovative twists on Mexican classics, adding different flavors and textures to dishes like burritos and enchiladas. And now, they’ve deconstructed the burrito into what may very well be the ultimate Mexican plate lunch: the naked burrito.
So-called because it isn’t wrapped snugly in a large flour tortilla, this nifty platter features tangy, tomato-laced and nicely spiced Mexican rice with your protein of choice stirred through and topped with cheese and a fresh tomato and onion salsa. A generous drizzle of sauce and a cilantro crema-drizzled quesadilla finishes the plate right off.
The naked burrito treatment is usually given to the Cantina’s selection of specialty burritos, all of which are absolutely good:
- The Triple B – A big breakfast stuffed with bacon and chorizo, scrambled eggs, cheese, and hot sauce;
- The Triple S – Super-spicy steak and jalapenos for those who like it hot;
- El Monterey – Grilled chicken with bacon, eggs, and cilantro crema;
- La Carmel – Zesty ground beef with all the trimmings; and
- The Santa Fe – Richly-flavored pork carnitas and bacon (definitely a favorite of mine) with cilantro crema.
Each plate goes for just P 100.00 – and every bite makes it worth it.