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San Diego style burrito in Miami, bro!!!

Now, I haven’t actually been to San Diego — the only surfing I do is when there’s five football games on TV, bro! But we’re hanging out in Miami, and I hear there’s this funky little taco chain from SoCal that’s made its way out east, and they’re serving up burritos California-style — with fries on the inside — so you KNOW I gotta check it out. This is the California burrito at The Taco Stand, homes!

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OK, now let’s break it down. You’ve got flame-grilled carne asada steak, french-fried potaters, some fresh guac, pico de gallo and just a bit of cheese in there somewhere. This burrito’s about as big as a baby’s leg, and it’s only 8 bucks–whaaa????

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But you know what I say, the only thing that beats carne asada…is more carne asada!!! These carne asada fries come fully loaded with guacamole, sour cream and cheese sauce–but you know it’s all about that beef, bro!!!

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Carne asada Alberta beef tacos @ Tres Carnales

Man, if there’s one thing I missed the most about living out west, it’s Alberta beef. Whatever they put in it, it’s just so much tastier over there. So, we’re hanging out at Tres Carnales, this funky little taco joint, right in the heart of downtown Edmonton, and there’s just one thing on my mind…carne asada, son!

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Now, at this place, tacos come four to an order, and they don’t let you mix and match. So while I might have liked to try the Alberta pork shoulder cochinita pibil or the local, farm fresh guisado de pollo, instead I’m all in on the steak.

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Now, these tacos might be in danger of being crushed by a dwarf, but what they lack in size, they more than make up in flavour. Meat is super tender, melts in your mouth. You’ve got a nice crunch from the onions, a little cilantro, lime, and a generous dollop of chipotle sauce… You could put that on a cowboy boot, and it would still taste good!!!!