Times Visited: 3
Generally we shy away from reviewing burrito joints because:
1) burritos don’t differ too much from one another,
2) there are so many burrito options in Portland,
3) burritos really don’t photograph that well,
4) and, no other Portland burrito can be better than those offered at Los Gorditos.
So, why are we reviewing Mazatlan? Because they give the option of nopales (cactus) burritos!
That’s really the only thing to note about Mazatlan. It’s a different option from many of the other downtown burrito joints that also offer vegetarian beans. The restaurant is never a place I want to stay with the occasional sticky table and the temporary feeling of the white board menu.
Grab a quick, $5 burrito with some green, somewhat slimy, almost sour, soft bell pepper textured, roasted cactus, and take it to the park. Make sure to grab some hot sauce because the burrito can be on the mild side. I understand that’s not an attractive description of cooked cactus, but it is what it is and you might as well try it and see if you like this style of cactus. If you’re not feeling adventurous or are low on funds, grab $2 beans and chips or chips and salsa.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Address: 116 SW Pine St Portland, OR 97204-3521
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm