The burrito man is back.  Everything is essentially the same except a minor price increase.  Now if you get a medium burrito with cheese on a flour tortilla, it’s $5.50 (it used to be $5).

Still one of the best things you can buy for $5.50.  His frequent burrito cards aren’t available (yet). 

Burrito Cart Returns!  Burrito Cart Returns! 

And here’s the updated menu:

Burrito Cart Menu

And when we were talking to John, he said he’s going to retire working at the cart.  Yay, this means he’s not leaving for a very long time. 

Thank goodness!  I don’t think I could handle another disappearance…

**UPDATE 9/12 He’s back and for good.  Yay!**

**UPDATE at 9 AM EST — John said he’s got a propane leak so he won’t be able to open today, but he says tomorrow’s going to be the day.**

I received an email this morning from John, the Burrito Man on 15th and K, telling his fans that he’s back and open for business.  From his email:

Pedro & Vinny’s will open on Thursday 9/11/2008 at 15th & K Street’s (NW) Washington DC .

I am glad to be back to 15th & K street in DC. I can’t wait to see all of my friends, past customers and new ones too. So, help me spread the news… Tell a friend or better yet bring a friend or two … or even your whole office :)… I will make them the BEST and FRESHEST burrito they have ever had. Don’t forget the GOOSE sauce! You have to try it………..

Free Chips and the entertainment ( me cooking ) is FREE too….

I can’t wait to grab my burrito today!  I’ve been checking his Web site all week!

Readers know how much I loved the Burrito Cart Man who lived in front of the CVS on K and 15th Street.

So I was walking around one day trying to figure out what to eat for lunch and found a burrito cart man on the corner of K and 17th Street (by Farragut North Metro, Dress Barn, and Starbucks).  He’s the green cart.  Now I know he’s been there for years, but I had never tried his cart.

Here’s the deal.  He offers:

  • Tomato, spinach, or plain tortillas for $4.50
  • Rice, beans (black or refried), and hot sauce
  • For $0.50 more, you can get guacamole (not homemade) or cheese.  For $0.25 you can get sour cream.

So while he has only 7-9 hot sauces that are either medium or hot, his burritos are the closest I’ve had to the original burrito cart.  But his are definitely not the same.

  • He has no salsa on the burrito so that means no big chunks of onions, tomatoes, or cilantro.
  • He does put the tortilla into the steam heat so it’s hot, but he doesn’t throw the cheese on until the end (but it does still melt). 

While they’re not the same, it was a decent burrito for $5. 

Burrito Cart Burrito  Burrito Cart Burrito