January 21, 2018

WRR: La Puente

I don’t know what “La Puente” means in English, and, frankly, I don’t care. (OK, yes, I do. I looked it up. It’s Spanish for “the bridge.” So there.)

What I do care about is this: when you ask for a recommendation for lunch on Twitter, and @robertgehrke tells you to go to La Puente, you go to La Puente. Especially when there’s a sudden rash of tweets agreeing with him. Don’t believe me? Check it here, here, here, and here.

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So, I went to “the bridge.” In Spanish.

Despite rumors that it’s run by the Mexican drug cartel, none of that stuff was on the menu. But the smothered burrito (“smothered burrito” is Spanish for “smothered burrito”) was on the menu, and that was good enough for me.

I ordered. I ate. And let me tell you: I like me some smothered burrito.

Nine inches long, drenched in yellow cheese (cheddar, maybe?), full of chicken and more cheese and beans…hmm…very good.

To boot, La Puente gives you plenty of chips and some very hot salsa to go with it. Heck, if the smothered burrito doesn’t fill you up, then the chips will. Maybe even before the food gets to your table.

So how does it rate?

Food: 7/10 (let’s be honest–it was good, and I’m a sucker, so 7 is becoming about average)
Service: 7/10 (no wait over lunch, and fast refills)
Atmosphere: 5/10
Parking: 3/5

Check out my other restaurant reviews here. If you have a restaurant suggestion for me, please contact me by sending an email to SLCWeekendReviews@gmail.com.

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About Daniel Burton

Daniel Burton lives in Salt Lake County, Utah, where he practices law by day and everything else by night. You can follow him on his blog PubliusOnline.com where he muses on politics, the law, books and ideas. He is active on social media, Republican politics, and has been named to PoliticIt’s list of the “Top-50 Utah Political Opinion Leaders” on Twitter. You can reach him directly at dan.burton@gmail.com

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