Burrito photography, as it turns out, is quite a challenge. There’s no point in showing the whole thing intact, wrapped in its tortilla, but on the other hand, do you really want to see Dylan’s half-chewed meal? So today’s photo is sort of unfortunate, but the burrito in question was a standout.
I’m a relative newcomer to the whole fish-based Mexican food phenomenon. In the Northeast, we have primarily beef, chicken, and bean burritos and tacos. The idea of mixing seafood with a burrito was totally foreign to me. So moving to the West Coast and discovering the popularity and ubiquitousness of this combination was eye opening. Not one to opt for fast-food normally, when I moved out here, I was curious to try Rubio’s and Wahoo’s, both of which are good. But having been to Senor Fish a couple of times now, it really is in a league of it’s own, and its fast-food competitors seem decidedly unappealing by comparison.
I had the fish burrito on Saturday and though it probably weighed 5 pounds and was the size of a small football, I managed to devour the whole thing, sighing contently the whole time. The fish was lovely and flaky, the rice was fluffy, and all of the accoutrements were just right. I can’t remember ever having had such an enjoyable burrito (even though I had to eat half of it in the car on the way to the movies and eating on the run is something I hate to do!). Mmmm. The strip-mall ambiance is definitely lacking, so after stocking up at the salsa bar, you may want to take your dinner to go, but at $6 for a fish burrito (or equally reasonable prices for a whole slew of other dishes), the trip is well worth it.
Senor Fish: 618 Mission St (Cross Street: Grand Avenue), South Pasadena, CA 91030, (626) 403-0145