El Farolito now offering gentrified tortillas

It was nearly twelve years ago that a Mexican political activist declared, “I would shoot my son and daughter if they ever order a green burrito.” At long last, El Farolito has caved to the times and has started offering spinach and whole wheat tortillas.

[via Lindsey]

27 Responses to “El Farolito now offering gentrified tortillas”

  1. MrEricSir says:

    Speaking of which, do any local taco joints offer a wheat-free burrito option?

    • Sumumasam says:

      This gluten free girl would be totally into that. Brown rice tortillas from Trader Joes, yo!

      • Justin says:

        Fyi- most corn tortillas contain gluten. Youre deluding yourself if you think youre avoiding wheat by getting a soft taco.

        • StowawaySG says:

          Dang, mean gringo. Lots of gorgeous ladies gotta deal with Celiac’s Disease, etc, and don’t eat gluten. There are now plenty of gluten-free “soft tacos” (whatever those are). I can think of four taquerias that have gluten free tortillas and tacos al carbon.

      • ben says:

        Some people have ciliac and are just trying to enjoy some good Mexican!

  2. Coco says:

    El Farolito is embracing the apocalypse.

    To MrEricSir — wheat-free options abound at Mexican restaurants. Quesadillas can be made with corn tortillas (and tacos are almost always made w/corn tortillas), and then there are tamales, nachos, etc . . . pretty much any option besides burritos will be wheat and gluten-free. Just watch out for mole sauces, which sometimes contain flour as a thickener.

    • MrEricSir says:

      Sure, I did the wheat-free thing for a month and ate a lot of tacos. I’m just wondering why you never see a burrito-sized tortilla made from corn.

      • James says:

        Structural issues. The gluten makes the tortilla stretchy which lets it contain all the fillings without breaking. A big corn tortilla that size would tear.

  3. J-Lub says:

    Taqueria Vallarta has said tortillas as well. I have never seen one actually purchased and consumed though. I always just thought they were sort of a joke…just fancy-colored regular tortillas.

  4. Travis says:

    I like a spinach tortilla, but a lot of places that offer them go through them so slowly that to ask for a spinach tortilla is basically requesting a stale tortilla.

  5. skeptical says:

    fuck anyone who orders anything but a flour tortilla for their burrito, gets their bagels scooped out or their in-n-out burgers protein style. if you do this shit around me, we can’t be friends. period.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Wait, what is a scooped out bagel? I’ve never heard of it.. is it a matter of taking the bread out of the boiled outer shell, or what? Weird!

  6. Mike says:

    I tried the Chili California. Pretty good!

  7. spektical says:

    Skeptical, I’m totally okay with not being friends with an uptight, childish, fascist. Life’s too short for cornholes like you.

    Scoop this.

    • skeptical says:

      What? You don’t have anything you feel strongly enough about that it would be a deal breaker for someone to do otherwise? Sorry I happen to be passionate about my burritos, yo.

  8. davidsmith says:

    Skeptical, you really care that much about burritos? Hopefully, you also have as much passion for things that matter, like stopping SOPA.

    • skeptical says:

      *eye roll* Just because you took some Poli Sci classes at Berkeley you think you have a right to tell people what to be passionate about?

  9. la palma now offers spinach and chipotle based tortillas! so good (and full of lard)!

  10. Skeptical says:

    Already wrote my senator a letter and I will be shutting down my burrito blog tomorrow in solidarity with the cause.

  11. tacotron says:

    ive tried a green tortilla. it tastes like a tortilla. it also happens to be green.

  12. selby says:

    very funny responses. some dip shit actually takes the purist stance on his burrito? burrito are themselves a fusion cuisine – a cross between a (traditional) mexican quesadilla and a taco. created by californian’s to satiate the large american appetite.

    and for the record, there are numerous healthful alternative tortillas to be found all over mexico. chile, black bean, and yes, even spinach.

    it sure would be nice if americans would understand that mexicans are not just a bunch of people who eat in dirty, uninspired taquerias every day/night. it’s a progressive country with a massively evolving cuisine.

    • skeptical says:

      Hey dude I don’t need a goddamn history lesson on the burrito. I’m aware of the fact that they are not Mexican and that Mexico has a thriving culinary culture of its own. We’re talking about the Mission Burrito here. It’s a sacred thing. You think I eat at “dirty, uninspired taquerias” because I think they’re Mexican? I eat there because I ENJOY them that way and I don’t want these yuppie Mission noobs ruining a good thing.

  13. Steve Sando says:

    I went to El Farolito for the first time in years just the other day. their pastor was something incredible at one point and the thin guac/tomatillo sauce was great. Not so much anymore and I don’t have much reason to go back.

  14. bufu says:

    oh man, this is worse than Kreyshawn

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Whoa, Whoa, Whoa… let’s not say things we can’t take back. We all know that nothing is worse that Kreayshawn.

      • hoboking says:

        I heard Kreyshawn is behind this change, she came into Faralito and got all angry when they didn’t have a locally sourced, gluten free, teff/chia seed spinach tortilla for her wrap.

        Just what I heard. Not saying it’s true.