Thursday, September 22, 2011

Renovations and Burritos

My last few dinners have been eaten in my car and on the front steps of our in-the-midst-of-being-renovated home. All my meals, in general, over the last few weeks have been anything but creative, and have been wolfed down within minutes. Our house was supposed to be ready this weekend, and now it looks like another 2+ weeks of renovating are ahead of us. Needless to say, I’ve been stressed and unexcited about food. 

Until I finally made a trip to Anna’s Taqueria in Porter Square, which is right up the road from us.

All of my friends (and Z) rave about Anna’s, but I’ve never tried it before two nights ago – and ended up having it for dinner two nights in a row. The first time, I had worked out at Healthworks (for free – details to come in a later post) and stopped in for a quick dinner. I ordered the veggie burrito - which cost me under $6 – and which was chocked full of grilled vegetables, veggie rice, fresh salsa, cheese and guacamole.

The burrito was filling and unexpectedly well-seasoned, without being unnecessarily greasy. I finally discovered what all my friends had been talking about!

So, when the next night rolled around and Z and I were rushing around to get paint supplies, he suggested grabbing a quick dinner to-go at Anna’s. I couldn’t pass up that offer, and Z ordered us quesadillas filled with the same grilled vegetables, veggie rice, jalapenos, hot sauce, beans, cheese, salsa, and guacamole. The quesadilla was a little more greasy than the burrito, which was expected (it was grilled and involved more cheese), but it was still satisfying, delicious and flavorful.

Although I won't be having Anna’s again for dinner tonight, I must say it will be dangerous living so close to them. I love how you can add as many toppings as you want to a burrito, taco or quesadilla (to name a few), and the homemade touches (i.e., their salsa) help to make a world of difference in every single bite. Their inexpensive prices don't hurt, either.

Have you ever eaten at Anna's Taqueria? What's your review?

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  1. I do like Anna's but I don't think I've tried the vegetarian options. Burritos are great!

  2. I do like Anna's but I'm a bigger fan of Villa Mexico's burritos!

  3. I have only been to Anna's once and it was years ago - but I felt it didn't live up to the hype!! I have been meaning to give them another try!

  4. I like Anna's veggie burritos, especially when they stuff mine full of jalapenos. Our condo was a month late in renovations when we bought it, and we had to live in a hotel for a month! Hang in there, it will be finished eventually.

  5. When we lived in Davis Square, Anna's was a dinner stop at least 2 times a week. Cheap prices and consistent quality won over making dinner after a long day of work! However, I think I ruined it for myself, went too much, now I favor Chipolte.

  6. Thanks, Meghan! :)

    Moshiers, I'm with you on Chipotle. When it comes to Mexican "fast food," Chipotle is way up there!