Well, this is where this blog began.  Mekenita Mexican Grille in Lutz.  It’s such an unassuming little restaurant at the end of a strip mall, but as far as I’m concerned, they make the best burritos around.

You order at the counter and then they bring out some chips and salsa to your table.

This is the one place where I actually eat the chips and salsa.  It has a smoked chipolte flavor.  Not too spicy, but is amazing with the warm chips.  They had to bring us out a second batch because the first didn’t last very long.

My burrito of choice is the Crispy Tiger Shrimp Burrito.

This is one big ol’ stuffed burrito.  It’s filled with crispy fried shrimp, refried beans, citrus rice, cabbage, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and a cilantro lime aioli.  It’s the lime aioli that really sets off this dish.  I was able to finish half of it and the just tore apart the other half and ate the shrimp.  There was no way I could finish the whole thing. 

Loren ordered the Grilled Skirt Steak burrito.

He was only able to eat half of his too.  They really stuff the burritos full.  They also have a salsa bar so you can add some heat to your dish as well.   Total bill was $20 with a drink. 

Mekenita Mexican Grille
17623 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Lutz, FL
813-26-1212

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Food5/5
Service4/5
Atmosphere4/5
Value4/5
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