Burritos To Go: big burritos and modern convenience
If you travel Armour Road in North Kansas City, you’ve surely seen the sign for Burritos To Go y Algo Mas, at 1910 Armour, near Helen’s JAD Bar and inside one of the few Pennsylvania-based Snappy Stores in the metro.
I’d never felt compelled to stop in and try one of the burritos — until a friend of mine insisted that he loved the place. “It’s like Chipotle Mexican Grill,” he told me, “but with a bigger, much more appealing selection.”
I noted that he didn’t say Burritos To Go was any less expensive than the Denver-based chain. Having eaten at the North Kansas City location — there are also Burritos To Gos in Parkville and Kansas City, Kansas, both adjacent to convenience stores — I would venture to say that the prices are no more competitive than the national chain. In fact, Burritos To Go might cost slightly more.
But the overstuffed tortilla wraps are very good and the selection is impressive; several of the choices include both steak and shrimp, with fried potatoes, bell peppers, onions, cheese, rice and sour cream.
The North Kansas City venue offers 24 burrito choices, ranging from a delicious El Numero Uno, stuffed with tender and well-seasoned shredded beef, to the Grande, with both grilled steak and spicy chicken. The burritos are foil-wrapped and served in a brown-paper sack with a handful of corn chips; they range in price from $5.99 to $11.99.
The Armour Road Burritos To Go serves food from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. If you want a cold beverage with your burrito, you’ll need to walk a few steps over to the Snappy Store for soft drinks or hard liquor. If you wish, you could also purchase a lottery ticket, a pack of cigarettes, and a tankful off Phillips 66 gas.
Let Chipotle try to beat that!