The Well Dressed Burrito

Fast Food, Mexican, Tex-Mex
$$$$ ($14 and under)

Editorial Review

In-the-know lunch crowds have dubbed this spot the "well-hidden burrito" for its near-secretive locale in an alley between 19th and 20th, and M and N streets NW. But for those who make the trek, the rewards are from-scratch burritos prepared by the same people who run C.F. Folks, the eatery across the street. Co-owner Arthur Carlson credits the loyal clientele to Salvadoran chef Dina Hidalgo, who has been whipping up the burritos for the takeout's 19-year history. Why the odd locale? While renovating the kitchen of the CNF Catering company he and his partner operate, Carlson found some unused space that backed into the alley. After convincing the landlord to rent it to them, the Well Dressed Burrito was born. "We're all about pleasing the masses," Carlson says of popular fillings such as grilled salmon or vegetables. A platter that includes a burrito, salad and refried beans is $5.25-$7.95.

--Emily Heil