The University of Waterloo is finally a top-tier university now that its students can grab a burrito for lunch. Casa Salsa is a Mexican restaurant located in the plaza just east of the university, which opened yesterday in the spot formerly occupied by “Eastern Village.”
This puts an end to my dream to open up the first burrito join in the city, but I can dream anew of eating every burrito that is combinatorially possible. To order, you fill out a slip saying exactly what ingredients you want.You choose your filling (chicken, beef, rice+beans, breakfast), one of 6 salsas (mild green, red medium, spicy chipotle, extra hot habanero, spicy green, or mole) and 6 extras. That makes for 1536 possible burritos!
I got chicken with chipotle salsa, feta, tomatoes, onions and lettuce, which cost $6.25. It was quite tasty and compared to the burritos I used to eat as an undergrad, it was somewhat drier but much less salty. The flavours blended well and the shredded chicken had a nice texture.
They are open weekdays 11-9, Saturdays 8-9, and Sundays 8-7. Support your local tacqueria and give it a go!
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