Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Freebird's World Burrito

4965 Overton Ridge Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76132
Phone: 817-294-7241
Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM-9:30 PM
All major credit cards are accepted

Consumed Tacos: Canitas/Steak
Preference: Carnitas (the lesser of two evils)

Although they do not specialize in Tacos, I thought it best to include Freebird’s in the hunt due to their extreme popularity. Frankly, I found this place to be incredibly overrated, and believe that the frequent guests of Freedbird’s dine there because of the atmosphere---it sure ain’t because of the food. Certainly not the tacos at least.

I ordered three tacos: Two flour steak, and one corn carnitas. The meat was horrible, the tortillas were store bought, and what little taste they did have---was bad.

This is a “make it your way” taco place. I prefer a taqueria to serve tacos as THEY see fit.

I attempted to emulate a true taco, opting for only a few peppers, with onions and cilantro. The onions were as thick as the meat, as were the peppers. Thus every bite was over-powered with onion or peppers.
What surprises me, however, is that so many people flock to an establishment like Freebird's where they over-pay for poor tacos, when they can easily hit any of the authentic taquerias around the city. I think the reason is two-fold. 1) Marketing. 2) Many of Freebird's customers could/would not appreciate a real taco.
A little story:
I was in Italy once with an American friend. We were eating at restaurant in Rome. It was his first time to Italy. The waiter brought us our pizza, and my friend made a face. I asked him what was wrong. He said, "Well, I was hoping for some Italian food."
That's my story. Would you like for me to tell it again?

I did not realize tacos could be so bad. A rating of 1 taco is too good for them.

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