By Sandy Leung
Review: EA Cafe - Carne Asada Burrito with Avocado
SANDY RATING: 3 OUT OF 5 STARS
As you may know, there is a hot trend of online and mobile gaming start-ups offering with some amazing perks, including free food. This is NOT one of those situations. However, it is somewhat subsidized so you do get about 15% - 20% off compared to say an average meal in SF.
Hey, it's better than no discount, right? Since I live in the city and we all know that artists are not the only ones starving nowadays, a discount of any kind is one step closer to having a full belly and one step farther from dressing like a hipster - not by choice, but by necessity. CHEERS to avoiding homelessness!
If you work or happen to be visiting the headquarters of EA in Redwood Shores, and you don't want to drive off campus but happen to be craving some good ol' Mexican comfort food, search no more!
Think Chipotle but cheaper. It's only $6.50 total with tax. The only redeeming quality is its price; its ONLY $6.50 with tax. It's originally $6.00 but I'm a lover of vegetarian creaminess so I added for the extra $0.50 for avocado.
The taste is very similar to Chipotle burritos but of course this isn't some mega food chain so it doesn't actually taste exactly like "Chipotle". Disappointingly enough, the carne asada (beef) is a bit dry and sub-par quality. On a good note, the taste of all these ingredients of sour cream, refried beans, as many salsas as you desire, pico de gilo, lettuce, tomato, olives (I know that's weird but it's free so you get it), and cheddar cheese, really blend quite harmoniously and deliciously in your mouth. Savory, creamy, slightly spicy and oh by, this definitely does the "fill me up at a great cost" job!
The size is very hefty so brace yourself for a major food coma exactly 7.5 minutes after finishing that last bite, you gluttonous creature!! Don't hurt yourself and just have half for lunch and save the other half for bed time since it will most likely help with that ongoing insomnia you might be experiencing the last few days.
Can I SAY "Chipotle" any more times than I have? And y'all would think I secretly work there. Well, I don't. It's just easier for folks to understand what I'm talking about when I compare it things they may consumed before.
Get ready to unbuckle that belt, not just 1 or 2 knotches, but maybe 3. Okay, now at this point you can forgo that tight and restrictive in breathing leather situation you call a 'belt'. Don't you just wish that the fashion world would let you wear those "expecting mother" spandex pants to work. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.