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Get a Grip on Après Ski Fuel: Hector’s Burritos

by Pam's Plate December 12 2013 0 Comments

What makes a perfect food? You can ask a thousand people and you’d get as many answers. My list of perfect foods includes classics such as cheeseburgers and mac n’ cheese—dishes that perfectly meld ingredients, flavors, textures, balance, construction and—if applicable—delivery method. This last criterion leads me to an all-time favorite: burritos. How can a food that is a hot, cheesy pile of layered goodness (only if built properly) get better? Make it portable and make it cheap. Burritos are portable, practical perfection.

 

After hours on the slopes, sometimes you need food NOW that is easy, fast and filling. Locals descending from the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons head straight to Hector’s, located just of the 3300 exit on I-215 and home of hearty, tasty burritos. There’s always a line at Hector’s, inside and at the drive-thru—but that’s just because the food is reliably satisfying. Service is speedy and friendly, sending happy customers out the door with fresh tortillas, seared until slightly bubbly, enfolding big chunks of roasted beef or spicy chicken.

 

Try the Carne Asada, loaded with marinated beef steak, chunky guacamole and pico de gallo. $4.70. The California is another favorite, also with steak topped with potatoes and cheese. $4.70. All burritos are served with a mild roasted pepper sauce.

 

Hector’s has a full menu of Mexican dishes, including tacos, tostadas, tortas and has plenty of vegetarian options. It’s family owned and running out of wall space for all the awards for best burrito. After burning off your breakfast, bite into a big burrito and you’re good to go!

 

Hector's Mexican Food

2901 E. 3300 South

Salt Lake City, UT

801-487-3850

Hours: 9 a.m.- 3 a.m. M-S. Closed Sundays.

 

More Burritos

 

Luna Blanca Taqueria (Great location near Cottonwood Canyons exit)

3158 E. 6200 South
Holladay, UT
801-944-LUNA (5862)

http://www.lunablancataco.com/

Braised Local Pork Burrito $8

 

The Bridge

825 Main Street, Upper Deck (Grab a burrito, ride the lift to Park City Mountain Resort!)
Park City, UT

http://www.thebridgecafeandgrill.com

Burrinho: Baked fresh tortilla with eggs, black beans, red peppers, cheddar, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream. $8

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Pamela Olson

Pamela Olson is the Ski Utah Food Blogger. Pamela Martinson Olson is a freelance writer and former executive editor of Utah Homes & Garden magazine. A native Utahn, she grew up drawn to the natural world, camping in and hiking the state’s deserts and high mountain peaks. A birdwatcher and fly fisher, she’s become a passionate skier over the last few years, seeing mountains and snowstorms in an entirely different light. Pam will be writing about food, restaurants, and aprés.

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