Sunday, October 24, 2010

Taco In A Bun from Rick's Drive-In

Lunch at Rick's Burgers

Have you ever had one of those days when you were out running errands and suddenly, you realized you were hungry? But soon after, you don't know what you're hungry for? So you end up driving home, thinking to yourself that if I see something interesting on the way, I'll make a stop and grab a bite. Well, for some reason, I ended up stopping at Rick's Drive-In. I don't even know if I was in the mood for any kind of burger, but I've been driving by Rick's for years and have heard off and on that they have pretty good food, so I decided to give it a try. After waffling over the menu choices, I went for the Taco in a Bun with French fries.

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Lunch at Rick's Burgers

Why Taco in a Bun? I'm not quite sure. Perhaps because I wasn't in the mood for a traditional burger so at least, this might be a bit different. I didn't even bother asking what was in it when I ordered it. I just went for it. After unwrapping it and taking a closer look, I saw that it basically had the components of a taco with seasoned meat, lettuce, tomato, and cheese on a burger bun with mustard. Yes, this really was Taco in a Bun, at least an Americanized version of a taco.

Lunch at Rick's Burgers

So I dug in. Was it the best Taco in a Bun Burger I ever had? I can't say since this is the only one I've ever had, but it hit the spot. If you're really hungry, this burger was a good size, so that's a plus. As for the taco meat itself, it wasn't seasoned enough for my taste; but adding hot sauce was helpful in the taste department. Other than that, the bread was soft and the vegetables were fresh, all good things in my book. Is it something I'd crave or go out of my way to get again? Not really. But for one afternoon, that Taco in a Bun was enough to satisfy the hollow feeling in my belly and sometimes, that's good enough. By the way, the French Fries were some of the best I've ever had, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I'd stop by just for those.

Lunch at Rick's Burgers

However, while writing this post, I remembered that a friend had blogged about her experience at Rick's Drive-In and when I looked up that post again, she mentioned a menu item that crazily enough may merit a repeat visit to Rick's Drive-In sometime soon. Have you ever heard of the Spuderito? Simply, it's a French fry burrito with fries, cheese and hot sauce. Check out my friend's video below. Come on, you know want one, too. :)

Rick's Drive-In
680 E. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(805) 658-0179
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Andi? said...

The spuderito is a guilty pleasure of mine, especially late at night. I'm right around Rick's so hit me up if you wanna try it!

Gastronomer said...

Taco in a bun!? Too funny. I've probably driven past Rick's dozens of times, too. The chances of stopping in for a taste are slightly higher now after reading your review ;-)

pleasurepalate said...

Andi: I just might take you up on doing a spuderito run. :)

Cathy: Haha! I wouldn't say that the Taco in a Bun is a must have, but it did take care of my hunger plus I can say that I've actually eaten a Taco in a Bun. lol