Tortilla Lucia – Trotter’s – St. Paul, MN

Is debatable whether the Trotter’s Tortilla Lucia really deserves classification as a breakfast burrito considering that it isn’t wrapped like one. I’m willing to make an exception in this case because it has all of the typical ingredients one would find in a breakfast burrito and one would not be able to tell the difference if they consumed it blindfolded.

Here is how Trotter’s describes it:

Tortilla Lucia – A flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, refried black beans, tomatoes, green chilies and monterey jack cheese. Served with a side of Trotter’s own fresh salsa. $7.35

That pretty much sums it up. It’s as big as the plate, as you can tell from the photo. They don’t mess around with toast for a side like the New French Bakery. You come for the burrito and that’s what you get.

The salsa is mild with a fair amount of cilantro.

I think one of the things that make Mexican cuisine so good is the contrast. In the case of a burrito like this, it’s the contrast between the hot eggs and cold salsa. What’s missing is a contrast with the mild beans. A spicier salsa would take this to another level of goodness.

The positives:
– Large
– Black refried bean inside
– Overall, it’s delicious

– Salsa isn’t spicy enough

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