Restaurant Review: Cafe Citron

July 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

It’s been a while since I’ve had Mexican food. On Friday, a few friends and I checked out a bar/restaurant in Dupont called Cafe Citron for their happy hour specials. First we ordered a platter of empanadas to share. They had a savory cornmeal coating over a filling of either cheese, beef, or pork. I tried the cheese one, which was quite delicious in a way that only fried stuff and gooey cheese can be.

A friend and I decided to split the chicken burritos entree since it came with two burritos, which cost around $10 during happy hour. It arrived about twenty minutes later on a large platter with rice, beans, salsa, and guacamole.

I would classify these more as chicken soft tacos than burritos, personally, but that might just be due to my limited knowledge of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines. Each burrito was wrapped in a small flour tortilla and filled with strips of chicken, peppers, onions, and a bit of melted cheese. It was tasty but the texture of the tortillas quickly became soggy, while the edges remained crispy. That was a little disappointing! There also was not as much filling as I imagined a burrito should have, but then again, I may just be biased due to what I’ve seen at Chipotle – now those burritos are massive.

The atmosphere of the establishment was fun – the lighting was dim but the inside was colorful with decorations, and the place quickly became crowded once the after-work crowd moved in. It was a fun little place to hit up in Dupont.

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