Iguanas Burritozilla: Godzilla Would Eat Here

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330 S. 3rd St. Suite A
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 271-9772
www.burritozilla.com

Nestled a block away from San Jose State University is Iguanas Burritozilla, an local eatery for hungry college students. The house kind of reminds Julie and I of Fraternity Row at several other colleges. Iguanas seems unique to me because it seems to be a house converted into a restaurant, which has it’s own uniqueness to it. How big are these burritos and just how good are they?

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What Julie and I ended up ordering was the Iguanas Burrito with al pastor. Al pastor is shredded pork that has been marinated in spices for several hours and honestly, the best meat to get in general for any burrito/taco/etc. The burrito came with tomatoes, rice, the al pastor meat, guacamole, and sour cream. The first thought that came to our minds was, for a place that claims to have a direct bloodline to a Big Japanese Lizard, the burritos are relatively “small.” To give you an idea of how big the burrito is, it’s about a little bit smaller than a Chipotle sized burrito…I was expecting a little bit bigger for $7 bucks. However, to their credit, they do have bigger sizes that you can order, like their monstrous Burritozilla, which I think is 18 inches long…but the cost of $22 dollars isn’t worth it in my opinion. The other reasonable option is to just get the Super Iguanas Burrito, which came with everything that was in the iguanas burrito, but bigger portions. However, it was $11 bucks. That’s too much for me and Julie to pay for a burrito.

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Anyway, as far as tastes go, I’m delighted to say we both enjoyed Iguanas very much. The burrito had wonderful flavor and the big highlight would have to be the al pastor. It wasn’t a big gooey mess like most other places. The al pastor actually had little bits of crispy bacon added to it, which only help accents the taste even more so. The other good thing about the entire burrito is that you can taste the rice, tomato, sour cream, etc. and not just some glop of ingredients (you’ll know what we’re talking about when we’ll soon post up our experiences at La Victoria Taqueria a block away from Iguanas). When I was eating it, it kept reminding me of Chipotle, but a notch above and with more flavor.

The only downside to this burrito? Julie and I love guacamole and sour cream, and frankly, they didn’t add enough. Maybe a tablespoon more and it would have been perfect. Even though it was smaller than a Chipotle sized burrito, it’s still a decent size for an average person and I was definitely satisfied…I was just bitter that a place called burritozilla has such averaged sized burritos hahaha. However, it tastes good, so it deserves lots of credit and definitely for you to give it a try if you are ever in the area.

P.S. While Julie and I were walking to Iguanas, we saw something pretty funny, check it out for yourself 🙂

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~ by thankgoditsfood on August 23, 2009.

2 Responses to “Iguanas Burritozilla: Godzilla Would Eat Here”

  1. iguanas burritos are nothing like chipotles burritos, sister.

    chipotle is owned by mcdonalds and is an extremely Americanized Mexican restaurant.

    white rice with cilantro in it with NO taste, poor selection of meats( braised carnitas or barbacoa, adobo-marinated and grilled chicken or steak)!!!!!!!

    they’re burritos might be bigger but I’d rather Have a delicious perfect sized burrito that stuffs you with authentic flavor, then a bland tasteless burrito.

    by the way its 6 50 for a chicken burrito NOT including the sour cream and guack!your super burrito costs less then a burrito with the same items at chipotle

    Another thing is that, chipotle has the salsa that goes into your burrito…. you can ask for extra in a little cup to spread onto your burrito or use… TABASCO! yuck
    when simply at iguanas all packaged mild or hot sauce is so rich with flavor and will cure a cold.

    I will be extremely upset if i find out your hispanic.. and think chipotle is a better burrito place then iguanas.

    PROUD IGUANA SUPPORTER!
    GO SAN JOSE!

    • We appreciate the comment! We loved the iguanas burritos and the way they taste, but we still stand by our review that we think Chipotle is a better value. Does it taste better? That is up for debate by the foodie eating it! That’s why everyone has a different pallet and differing opinions on food, but we love that our reviews bring up discussion, it helps the food community flourish further. Thanks for reading and we will have more places coming soon!

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