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Shilcutt Loves Mission, Disses Torchy's

Yesterday, Houston Press food critic Katharine Shilcutt blogged about recent additions to the menu at Mission Burrito and compared them to the offerings from the Houston outpost of Austin institution Torchy's Tacos. As Alison Cook opined three weeks ago, Shilcutt left Torchy's unimpressed compared to her experiences at their Austin locations but found much to like about Mission's new taco menu.

She described Torchy's as expensive and revealed she's even received cold tacos. Even Torchy's decor takes a hit for resembling a "cold fallout shelter in hues of concrete and gunmetal."

Meanwhile, she found Mission's offerings to be better tasting, less expensive and served in "the cozy confines of the mission-style dining room." Shilcutt specifically praises the vegetarian-friendly Tree Hunger, which combines avocado, roasted corn, jicama slaw, serrano-cilantro ranch dressing and shredded cheese.

Perhaps this negative write-up will result in Torchy's offering another discount to anyone who prints out the post and brings it to the restaurant. It worked last month.

· Is Mission Burrito Trying to Compete With Torchy's Tacos? [Eating Our Words]
· Torchy's Tacos' Magic Gets Lost in Translation [29-95]
· All Torchy's Tacos Coverage on Eater Houston [~EHOU~]

Mission Burrito's Inviting Location on West Alabama. [Mission Burrito/Facebook]

Mission Burrito

2245 W. Alabama Houston, TX 77098

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