12237 N Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032
What I Ate: El Burro De La Roqueta
$6.25 on the lunch menu.
We already know that my Spanish is pretty weak. I can’t say that my English is much better at times. Lets give this a try:
Roqueta = Ancient tower in a fortress.
Burro = a donkey.
Hmmm…not sure what this even means or how they go together. What I may lack on the language side, I hopefully I can save this review by talking about the taste.
The “donkey tower burrito” is a decent size, it is between a burrito at Chipotle and their soft taco. It is loaded with chunks of beer simmered pork, then the pork is quickly fried on the flat top. The burrito is topped with a scoop of white queso and finished with a healthy serving of fresh pico. Nice!!! For run of the mill tex-mex at a cheap Mexican joint, this is a great burrito. The rice is average, but it does well as a supporting character to the burrito.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes. This is going on the recommended list as well. La Hacienda offers clean and (at times) flavorful tex-mex food. Out of all the “cheap” Mexican joints in the area, La Hacienda is one of the better ones. There are a few misses on the menu, but this dish never disappoints. Their flautas are pretty good too. Order this from the dinner menu and you get 2 burritos for just a few dollars more. Plus it was better than this mess at El Rodeo!