Hadn’t been there in years and hadn’t ever tried the bean and cheese burrito: Astro on the corner of Melrose and Gower in Hollywood, right by Paramount Studios.
I see they have “healthy” options on there menu, interesting. For the burritos you choose from wheat, white or spinach flour tortilla. I chose spinach. They also ask if you want onions and sauce in it, of course I say yes to both. It sounds good already. I pay $4.07 with tax. I receive my bean and cheese burrito, I unwrap it and I see this beautiful vibrant green colored tortilla, Incredible Hulk green. I’m so impressed with the color that I can’t wait to try this new bnc burrito experience. I take my first bite and there is an overwhelming flavor of the sauce and it’s not very good. It tastes like a generic Americanized enchilada sauce, very tomatoey and acidic with not enough spices, if any. The beans and yellow cheese aren’t bad, but I can’t taste them much because the sauce and the fresh white onions are taking over my taste buds and those are some strong onions. A little salt would’ve helped balance those flavors. As I’m eating this burrito I notice what tastes like a hint of cinnamon on the back of my palette’s breath right before I swallow. Am I trippin’?! What exactly is in that GREEN? This is a weird burrito.
At least I give Astro credit for trying something different, but I think it’s back to the lab on this one til’ they get it right.
It’s just another Hollywood stereotype, all glitz and no substance.