A couple of weeks ago I tried a burrito from Currito for the first time. We arrived at the location near the University of Cincinnati campus for a late lunch. The restaurant was mostly empty so service was lightning quick.
If you’ve been in a Chipotle (or other burrito shop) before, the concept will be very familiar. You can order either a burrito or a bowl starting at one end of the counter and then move along while it is being assembled to customize your meal just the way you like. Where Currito is different is that they specialize in ingredients and flavors other than that traditional Mexican ones, while still offering a “classic” burrito as well.
For my lunch I decided to try one of the signatures burritos, the Mediterranean. This fills a whole wheat tortilla with house made hummus, tomato salsa, cucumber, feta cheese, brown rice, and balsamic vinaigrette. You then have your option of protein: grilled chicken, grilled steak, organic tofu, carnitas pork, or barbacoa. I went with the chicken and also added on the meal option to include chips and salsa as well as a drink for $2.49 more.
The burrito was of normal size compare to other burrito shops. The taste was like something I have never had before though, and I really enjoyed it. The hummus and feta combination worked especially well with the tang from the balsamic vinaigrette. I would definitely order this burrito again, but with so many other signature burritos to choose from I would have a hard time repeating the same order.
My wife ordered the Bangkok burrito with Thai-style peanut sauce, Asian slaw, cucumbers, and cilantro lime rice in a flour tortilla. Another nice thing about Currito is that you can order a smaller sized burrito, which was right up her alley. I stole a quick bite from this burrito and it was equally as good as the Mediterranean.
When you grow tired of eating the same old burrito, Currito has four Cincinnati area locations to mix up something different to eat. With over 40 ingredients that can be added to your burrito, the options are nearly endless.