Ristras Mexican Grill is the newest restaurant in J. Abad Santos st. I love Mexican food specifically burrito which I only eat at Mexicali and nachos which I used to buy at Taco Bell (i don’t anymore bec. of the calories). So when I read about Ristras opening nearby I was excited to try their food.
This is Phillip one of the owners of Ristras. He guided me on how to order a burrito.
Step 2: Choose a burrito – house, fajita or bowl?
Step 3: Choose a rice – cilantro rice or chorizo rice?
Barbacoa – shredded beef, slow braised with their own chipotle adobo, cumin, cloves, garlic and oregano
Chicken – marinated for hours in their own jalapeno marinade and grilled
Steak – marinated for hours in their own jalapeno marinade and grilled
Carnitas – pork seasoned w/ thyme, bay leaves, orange juice, pepper and braised for four hours
Vegetarian – freshly made guacamole and vegetarian black beans
burrito P 290 / 626 grams
After cutting off the top layer of tortilla I took another bite of the filling. The barbacoa was delicious and full flavored although a tad salty. My problem with the whole burrito was it was too wet. There were too much sauces and other fillings that I couldn’t tell the ingredients and flavors apart. Next time I order the burrito I will keep the sauces to a minimum. Unbelievable but they even gave me 3 containers of different sauces with my take home order. It took me 3 meals and 2 days to finish this burrito.
I will definitely give Ristras another try. Now that I know how and what to order hopefully my next burrito will weigh under a pound.
J. Abad Santos
corner Lopez Jaena,
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my complaint is also the wet burrito. less appetizing tuloy
some of my friends here said Ristras have the best burritos they’ve eaten, so I’ll give this place a shot. I gave up on other attempts at “local” mexican food – heck, Taco Bell is authentic compared to what I’ve experienced out here in the Metro. The last burrito I ate was at Army/Navy – what a joke! Their carnitas burrito had chunks of bone, cartilage, and pork rind – wtf?! Unfortunately, I had taken that order to go, so didn’t find out till I ate it at home, otherwise I would have been raisin’ hell. The sad thing is that after almost 350 years of Spanish colonization and galleon trade between Manila & Acapulco, you would have thought someone would have brought good, decent Mexican food to the Islands. Hawaii even has better Mexican food than the Philippines, cuz they have Mexicans that migrated there. Maybe, I should invite some of my Mexican friends to do the same … hmmm
Wow, they do look good. I stumbled on your site because I was thinking about availing of the discount from Deal Grocer and it was at this resto. I wanted to see what others thought of the resto’s food first. Thanks for sharing your opinion.
yummy food but poor service