Have you ever tried putting pesto on a burrito? If you answered, “no” to this question- you’re missing out! Illegal Pete’s delicious roasted Poblano chili pesto has warmed its way into patron hearts and burritos. Pasta is no longer the only perfect pairing with some fresh pesto. The pesto isn’t the only reason this place stands out from the usual Mexican joints like Chipotle and Qdoba. The employees at each Illegal Pete’s invest some extra time to mix your chosen ingredients together before rolling it into a burrito. No bite is too overpowered by one ingredient; harmony is tasted in every bite until the last flake of tortilla is consumed.
No matter if you are a vegetarian or a carnivore, the most delicious burrito you have ever tasted awaits you at Illegal Pete’s. A wide range of proteins and entrée combinations are available to satisfy even the most particular appetites. Fresh ingredients, large selection and extra time spent making your burrito may sound expensive, but don’t be fooled. The most expensive item on the menu is nachos with steak or pork carnitas for $7.45. Classic Mexican favorites like chicken or cheese quesadillas litter the menu, but Pete’s strength lies in his specialty burritos. To taste something truly extra ordinary, try the Chicken Pesto Burrito. This burrito is made with fresh marinated and grilled chicken topped with roasted Poblano chili pepper pesto, resulting in a satisfying savory, yet spicy combination for $6.50.
Another staple of Illegal Pete’s is their savory queso dip that doubles as a wonderful addition to any burrito. If you’re craving queso, but know you won’t be able to finish a queso burrito, try a burrito bowl with queso. A Steak and Potato burrito can be intimidating to some, making the burrito bowl a more attractive option. The burrito bowl is a great option for those with smaller appetites because it lacks the most filling ingredient- tortilla. Without the burrito bowl, the Steak and Potato ($6.75) made with marinated-grilled steak with lightly fried seasoned potatoes, cheese, salsa fresca, and sour cream would be an impossible dish to finish for this petite examiner.
This Mexican joint is all about delivering high quality food at low prices. They also understand how well a spicy burrito goes with a beer and offer great happy hour drink specials daily. For some unique, cheap and delicious Mexican food – check out Illegal Pete’s on The Hill and Downtown!
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