The chicken burrito was the best I have ever tasted. When I bit into it, a bomb of flavors and textures assaulted my mouth. Avocado! Grilled chicken! Rice! Beans! Tortilla! And a little bit of spice screamed for attention in my mouth. Not only that, the textures were magnificent. The guacamole was not too clumpy, not too smooth. The chicken was hearty and flavorful. Admittedly, the rice was not totally perfect; it was a little too sloppy (more like it belonged in a chili soup). The beans were not too hard, not too squishy. The tortilla was warm, soft and a little bit chewy – just right. The spice was not overpowering, but still enough to add a kick. It felt like I was biting into a dance-off of flavors, everything spinning and twirling around in my mouth, but contained neatly in one small package.

If you’re wondering where I got this super burrito, it came from El Corazon, the red food truck. Usually parked at the corner of Spring and Temple streets most weekdays, El Corazon is easy to recognize with its dark-red coloring and vibrant day-of-the-dead skull.

When I asked co-owner April Perry where the ingenious recipes came from, she replied that they came from her step-father, who is from Southern Arizona. It’s a family business. She had to poke her head out of the back of the truck to speak to us while she continued to work the line. “When we lived in California, there was a lot of Mexican culture. When we moved to Maine, we wanted to bring that with us.” After talking to April, the food was ready, and I enjoyed the best burrito of my life. El Corazon is a good place to stop by on lunch break, and if you do, you’ll be in for a tasty surprise.


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