No. 93, Breakfast Burrito from Calacas
A perfect SanTana morning...
Photo by The Mexican
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Calacas is going a bit of renovation right now, as new partners join husband-wife dynamic duo Rudy and Jackie Cordova to offer their pioneering Chicano cuisine. No clue yet as to what new dishes will emerge, but I'm sure its regulars will accept anything--unless the breakfast burrito is no longer there, at which point desmadre will happen.
It's a simple thing, really: egg, cheese, and a floppy slice of ham, all crammed into a flour tortilla. Where Calacas gets it, though, is in cooking the flour tortilla to that perfect point where char marks begin emerging. Burrito-loving gabachos don't get that a perfect burrito has the slightest crunch, that the tortilla should be pliable but also offer resistance. Calacas gets it--now, keep that burrito!!!
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