Photos: Electric Burrito
Playing off of the success of their first Electric Burrito on St Marks Place, Alex Thaboua and Will Wyatt are bringing their Southern-California style burritos to Chelsea. The new location at 307 West 17th Street, which officially opens on November 27, is offering a menu of Cali-Mexican fare, including breakfast burritos, tacos, and a totally authentic California Burrito. Popularized by surfers, the ‘California Burrito’ features Crispy french fries in place of rice and beans and are traditionally served with carne asada.
At Electric Burrito, guests can customize their burrito with pollo asado, carnitas or carne asada as their base that gets rolled up with pico de gallo, cheese, and those iconic fries (guac, crema and other add ons can be added as well).
“The biggest difference between our burritos and any others I’ve had in New York is that none of them taste like home,” said Alex Thaboua. “Burritos and tacos are a huge part of the food culture in San Diego, and I am so proud that our variations have resonated with New Yorkers and have allowed us to grow.”
In addition to the classic California Burrito, Electric Burrito also offers the surf-and-turf Johnny Utah burrito, which sports steak and ranchero shrimp, as well as a Chipotle Portobello Burrito offering for those opting for something vegetarian. Guests can also dig into the Carne Asada Fries, a Southern California staple, which come loaded with steak, guac, cheese, and orange sauce, Electric Burrito’s signature salsa.
The space also pays homage to beach towns of Southern California, with photography captured by a local San Diego artist. While primarily a takeaway eatery, the space offers a standing rail reminiscent of the taco stands of California, offering 18 seats for those who wish to savor their burritos on-site.
Electric Burrito is open Tuesday-Thursday from 12pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday from 11am-11pm, and Sunday from 11am-10pm. For more information, visit www.electricburritonyc.com