Chicken adobo burrito – Papalote Mexican Grill

Chicken adobo burrito - Papalote Mexican Grill
Chicken thighs, garlic fried rice, tomatoes, flour tortilla. $8.75
Papalote Mexican Grill, San Francisco CA

This is one of the best Mexican-Filipino fusion food items I’ve tried thus far. I loved that they used chicken thighs instead of breast to keep it more authentic. It’s packed with flavor and the burrito and pretty big. Mmm…

Carne asada naked burrito – Papalote Mexican Grill

Carne asada naked burrito - Papalote Mexican Grill
Grilled steak, lettuce, rice, black beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, pico de gallo. Super $10.09
Papalote Mexican Grill, San Francisco CA

Omg, just found out that Papalote makes “naked” burritos which is pretty much like a burrito bowl. Heck yeah! I love the proteins at this place because they always cooked them perfectly and they’re always substantial. This is definitely a much better lunch than Chipotle.

Habanero salsa – Papalote Mexican Grill

Project 365: Day 35

Slept in this morning since I had to work til midnight last night. It’s ok that I skipped the gym since I did pushups in the sunroom anyway, lol! Hopefully I don’t have to work another 12 hour day today.

I know it’s only Wednesday, but I’m super excited about the weekend already. Having dinner with the boys going on the cruise on Saturday, then headed down to San Jose on Sunday. Not really excited about SJ itself, but I am happy to try out some new restaurants!

Habanero salsa Papalote Mexican Grill

Fire roasted tomatoes, fresh onions, expeller pressed canola oil, habanero peppers, cilantro, green onions, fresh garlic, salt, citric. $6.99 per jar
Papalote Mexican Grill, San Francisco

“Habanero. Papalote Roasted Tomato Salsa turns up the heat. The intense spirit of habaero brings new bright and lively colors to our classic salsa. HOT.” – From their sign in the store.

Omg, I walked into Papalote the other day and they now have multiple flavors of their amazing salsa! I grabbed the habanero flavor and it definitely had some heat to it. I wish it was a little spicier, but it was nice that it had some at least. It’s a limited edition flavor so I’m glad that I got to try it before they discontinue it. The jar didn’t last very long at my house – I can eat this stuff like soup!

Habanero salsa Papalote Mexican Grill

Papalote salsa has such a distinct appearance. I served some at a party once and a guest immediately recognized it by its texture and consistency. Now that’s what I call a brand!

Habanero salsa Papalote Mexican Grill

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2011, 2012

Chips and salsa – Papalote Mexican Grill

Chips and salsa Papalote Mexican Grill

It’s all about the salsa!  It’s hard to describe its unique flavor because it’s not like any other salsa I’ve tasted.  Papalote has been on the show Throwdown with Bobby Flay for a burrito challenge, and it was their AMAZING salsa that gave Papalote the winning advantage. When ever I go to their 24th Street location (conveniently close to my house) I pay for extra containers of this delicious condiment. They even sell jars of it at several Whole Foods supermarkets in San Francisco. Not sure if they’re sold in other cities/states, but they should be! Everyone should have the chance to taste their distinct salsa creation! $1.50 + .50 for extra salsa
Papalote Mexican Grill, San Francisco

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014