Had a late dinner tonight at the Buda location - carnitas burrito and chips with tomatillo salsa.
The concept is very familiar - Americans will recognize it from Chipotle, Qdoba, Moe's, or countless other establishments in that vein. It's build-to-order Tex-Mex. Start on one end and work your way toward the register.
The burrito was solid, if not spectacular. The carnitas was flavorful, although a touch dry and a bit salty. Then again, I was ordering at 10 p.m. so I'd guess the product had been sitting for a bit. The guacamole was a winner - chunky and with a nice brightness. Pico de gallo was also good.
Best thing I had was the tomatillo salsa with the chips.
In regard to comments on price, it might be a bit high for Budapest, but an American traveling over here isn't going to blink at dropping $9 on a burrito with a side of chips and salsa.
In all my travels in Europe (and there have been plenty), I'm more often disappointed by Mexican/Tex-Mex than any other type of international cuisine. The intensity of flavor present in this type of cuisine seems to be counterintuitive to much of what the continent typically prefers. I've had lots of badly underseasoned Mexican over here. However, Arriba does a solid job on this front.
It's nothing fancy, but it's mostly on the mark. Worth a visit if you're in the mood.
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