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Published on September 7th, 2012 | by Mike Scarbrough

Hash Brown Burrito @ Cotija’s Mexican Grill – Pacific Beach

Hash Brown Burrito @ Cotija’s Mexican Grill – Pacific Beach Mike Scarbrough




I’ve been to Cotija’s dozens of times, they have great Carne Asada burritos and their food is pretty good. I did a quick stop in here to grab a Hash Brown Burrito, which I’ve had before. The Hash Brown Burrito includes fried eggs, cheddar cheese, a hash brown chopped up, and a couple sausage links.

Now I’m a major fan of hash browns and especially hash brown burritos. But this one fell short and I’ll tell you why. The amount of grease and lack of any real flavor made me immediately regret it’s consumption. I was yearning for more hash brown and less…grease. The sausage isn’t particularly special, just regular ol’ links you can buy anywhere, not exactly my idea of good eats. I was hoping for more flavor, a little more seasoning. Don’t get me wrong, the burrito was okay, just…okay, but my stomach just wasn’t feeling it afterward. Always listen to your gut!

Their green sauce at the salsa bar is pretty good, not super exciting it could have more flavor. They have one red sauce that is thicker and made with dried chili’s, it has a very strong onion flavor half of the time, the other red sauce is a standard red salsa, mild, none of them are particularly hot. I’ll have to try some of the other fare on their menu someday.  The service here is a bit spotty, depending on what time you come in and who you get at the front counter. There is one gentleman here with a goatee who is very friendly, everyone else I’ve encountered isn’t particularly friendly, they just take your money and hand you your food, standard.

Items reviewed:

  • Hash Brown Burrito – Approx $5
Cotija’s Mexican Grill
1092 Garnet Ave
(between Cass St & Dawes St)
San Diego, CA 92109
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach

(858) 273-1241

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