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"Carnitas-Free" Burritos at Freeb!rds World Burrito!

Freedb!rds World Burrito Food Review -What's your experience?

 

Driving through Temecula around dinner time, opens a lot of eating opportunities here in town.  Let's face it, there are no shortages of eating establishments in this area.

I have been thinking about the freshness and robustness of the burritos at Chipotle for a few days now, and that's exactly where I was heading tonight.  It was until I saw Freedb!irds World Burritos.  This is a joint I wanted to try anyway, so what an opportunity to compare the two.

The restaurant was dead at dinner time so there was no wait.  I was greeted by a very friendly associate that did a good job showing me all the different options for my burrito:

SPINACH TORTILLAFLOUR TORTILLACAYENNE TORTILLAWHEAT TORTILLACILANTRO LIME OR SPANISH RICEREFRIED BEANSWHOLE PINTOSBLACK BEANSLETTUCEMIXED GREENSWHITE ONIONSRED ONIONSTOMATOESPICO DE GALLOROASTED PEPPERS & ONIONSROASTED GARLICLIME JUICEROASTED LIMESRANCH DRESSINGANCHO DRESSINGTOMATILLO DRESSINGSALSAPOBLANO SALSABAD ASS BBQMILD TOMATILLOHOT TOMATILLODEATH SAUCEHABANERO SAUCE
OK, no shortage of options here, this is bound to be good!  I opted for the original carnitas burrito on a cayenne tortilla, refried beans, cilantro lime rice and salsa.  I wanted to keep it simple so I could indulge in the true essence of the flavor, and not drown it out with all the "stuff".
Again, with nobody in front of me; I went straight to the cashier only to find her pre-occupied with her purse, and her back to me.  She did not excuse herself and had problems reading the writing on the bag of what I had ordered.
My first bite was busting out with the refried beans and I could taste the cilantro lime rice from the get go.  I was all over this thing like white on rice.  I could not wait to taste the carnitas.  This is the point where I want to compare this place to Chipotle.  As I kept eating, it was obvious!  This joint skimped on the "meat" of the burrito.  I think I found about a tablespoon of Carnitas.  What a disappointment!
So to the two ex-hippies that started this establishment in ’87 near the beach in Santa Barbara, I give it a big two thumbs down!
Freeb!rds offers pot brownies on their menu.  I think these guys need to take it easy on these brownies and get consistent with their food portions.
So the next time you want a good rice and bean burrito, order the Carnitas!

Cheers!

Fatt Jimmy

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(951) 239 3100 

Freeb!rds World Burrito

40408 Winchester Rd
Temecula, CA 92591
Phone: 951.719.3146
Fax: 951.719.3425

HOURS

Monday–Thursday 10:30 AM–9:30 PM
Friday–Saturday 10:30 AM–10:00 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM–9:00 PM

 






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Only my thought July 21, 2012 at 06:38 PM
THANKS! I will stick to Chipotle
Fatt Jimmy July 21, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Me too! I was really disappointed. I was hoping for another option a little closer to home. Thanks for the comment! Cheers! Fatt Jimmy
Maxx July 24, 2012 at 06:04 AM
The MONSTER Burrito was so big... It ain't bad... I
Sam July 26, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I wanted to like it... but it's a waste of money compared to Chipotle. Not worth the hype.
Whoa Turbo July 27, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Aztek Tacos has amazing Carne Asada, and I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed by the amount of meat in their burritos. This is my new favorite Mexican food in Temecula.
Fatt Jimmy July 27, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Where is Aztek? I would love to try their carne asada!
Jessica July 30, 2012 at 04:47 PM
I think there are 2. I know one is on 79S at Butterfield Stage the other was by BJ's. Haven't been there in a while not sure if they are still there.
Fatt Jimmy July 30, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Thanks Jessica, I'll have to try this place! I can picture it now.
SPB July 30, 2012 at 08:53 PM
All of their beans are cooked in oil and not lard. For the vegetarians out there, Freebirds is one of the few places to go for mexican food that won't result in frequent trips to the bathroom after. But yeah, I like chipotle better.
Only my thought August 02, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Yes Aztek is good I have had both! I recently tried Hot Dog Shoppe BOO I will not go back!
Fatt Jimmy August 02, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Hi Olivia, Thanks for the comments. I was at Shogun a few years ago and sat at the same table with the owner of the Hot Dog Shoppe. I've been wanting to try this place for quite some time now. What didn't you like about it? Also, let me know if you have any suggestions for me to conduct a food review. Cheers, Fatt Jimmy
Only my thought August 02, 2012 at 08:06 PM
First when I walked in the cashier was eating In N Out so it made me want to go to In N Out, second I ordered a chili dog with Cheese, but when it came out to the table it was more like boiled hamburger meat on top with no cheese and tasteless. The soda was good lol
Mr. Temecula August 09, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Worst Burritos in the Inland Empire!
Andy August 13, 2012 at 11:11 PM
for a good Burrito, go to Miguel Jr's...
Temecula Jay August 14, 2012 at 01:14 AM
The chicken at Chipotle is grilled and tastes far better than the chicken at Freebird which appears to be baked, dry and tastless.
JP August 14, 2012 at 04:48 PM
They are both still there. Aztek is hands down best burritos in town. Get it queso style.

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