Friday nights are great, except if you go out to eat and the place you pick is El Patron. With a line wrapped around Harding Street, Friday night dinner dates at El Patron are impossible, but that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it makes El Patron the boss of #SundayFunday.
Dish out a whopping $3.50 for a tamale to start your quest on an authentic journey of Mexican cuisine and its distinct history of cooking knowhow, and you’ll end the night speaking Spanish and asking for more tamales, por favor. Between the molcajete – the handcrafted guacamole bowls – the wall decor made from indigenous paints and copper to the shot glasses adorned with traditional Mexican leather, you know you’re in the right place for Mexican cuisine. But above all, stands the mighty drenched burrito. A burrito so massive, you need a fork and knife to eat it.
This boss favorite is a flour tortilla filled with rice, beans, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese and pico de gallo, “drenched” in salsa verde and topped with melted cheese. This great beast can be filled with a meat of your choice: adobada (pork marinated in a red chili sauce), carne asada (grilled steak), carnitas (slow cooked pulled pork), chicken chorizo (chicken sausage), veggies or shredded chicken. With the drenched burrito weighing in close to a pound, it is the ultimate shareable dish for two people on any given Sunday. Add a shot of Tequila and make it an official #SundayFunday destination.