Restaurant Review: Burlington Burrito scene

Burritos are my favorite. There’s something indescribably satisfying about biting into a warm bundle of salsa, meat and beans.

I identify as an extreme Chipotle fan. I can’t begin to calculate how much time and money I’ve spent there over the past few years of college.

However, Chipotle isn’t the only player in the game.

Bueno y Sano's Thai burrito is pictured. Bueno y Sano is a New-England-based burrito company PHOTO BY RYAN THORTON/The Vermont Cynic
Bueno y Sano’s Thai burrito is pictured. Bueno y Sano is a New-England-based burrito company PHOTO BY RYAN THORTON/The Vermont Cynic

Bueno y Sano is part of a small New England chain of restaurants originating in Massachusetts with the goal to “make people happy.”

A tall order, I thought.

Bueno y Sano offers burritos, quesadillas, soft tacos and salads.

Burritos come with rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo and mild salsa. I decided to go the Thai route.

The Thai burrito really hit the spot with its crunchy purple cabbage and tangy peanut sauce.

I also purchased a steak burrito. Inside, the steak was cooked to perfection and the hot salsa soaked into the meat.

Both were delicious and very filling. I ordered my burritos “grande,” which is a supersized option. Both were the size of bricks.

Bueno y Sano also provides their own housemade salsa.

The verdict: Bueno y Sano is better than Chipotle.