Went to Tom’s #7 in NoHo on the corner of Burbank and Cahuenga. I saw their bean and cheese burrito comes with sour cream, interesting. Sour cream on any “Mexican” dish usually turns me off, but this time I went with it, I didn’t deviate from their creation, I ordered as offered.
You get the burrito with a side of tortilla chips and a red/orange looking chile sauce.
I expected a messy experience but it wasn’t at all, surprisingly. I also expected a disappointing burrito, but that wasn’t the case either, it was actually pretty good. To be honest, with the sour cream in it and adding the sauce I really couldn’t singularly judge the beans or cheese. They must have been good or at least fair for me not to notice otherwise. I do know the cheese is cheddar and it wasn’t greasy. The chile sauce had a good flavor, very tomatoey, perfectly salted and a lingering heat that lightly scorns your tongue in a good way if you eat chile, somewhat like a habanero, which perhaps would explain the orangey color. The flour tortilla was exceptionally good because it was extra toasty. Giving it more flavor and more support in holding all the ingredients in.
The combination of the beans, cheese, sour cream and salsa basically turn this burrito into a wet burrito with all the wetness inside, and with the chips on the side giving the eater an array of texture with their crunch, it turns this quick snack more into an actual complete meal. At $4.02 with tax that’s a real bargain.