A new restaurant in Dickson City caters to the community with a diverse menu full of authentic Mexican flavor.
Burrito Loco Cantina & Grill, 1126 Commerce Blvd., opened in January and serves authentic Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos and more. Run by the Tecotl, Morales and Fuentes families, the eatery uses several kinds of Mexican chili peppers and has a signature burrito named after it.
Chef’s Table recently chatted with co-owner Jessica Tecotl about her family-run restaurant that draws inspiration from dishes served in Puebla, Mexico.
Q: What is the history of the restaurant?
A: It all starts with my father and mother and their love for the kitchen, their culture and lifelong experience with Mexican cuisine. They had a dream of bringing authentic Mexican cuisine to the area. Mexico’s food culture is widely diverse. We are providing our culture from Puebla, Mexico.
Q: What kind of food do you serve, and what is available for people with special diets?
A: We have a diverse menu, and we certainly have something for everyone. We use 11 types of Mexican chili peppers, which gives our food that authentic Mexican taste. We have (menu) choices ranging from seafood, entrees, tacos — whatever you can think of to satisfy your hunger. We also have a special section of everything we offer with only vegetables. We also try to accommodate everyone’s diets as much as possible. If they ask to add to a dish or remove it, we try to be as flexible as can be.
Q: What are your most-ordered menu items and why?
A: We have many favorites in our menu, like our Tacos de Birria (tacos with beef stew meat), a couple of our burritos and our Molcajete Cholula, which is a stone bowl with pork chops, ribs bathed in green salsa accompanied by fresh Mexican cheese, cactus, cambray onion root and avocado. All Molcajetes come with a side of rice and beans and tortillas. Everything on our menu stands out because of the variety that we provide. Our signature burrito is called Burrito Loco. It has steak, shrimp, rice, beans, guacamole, jalapeños, pico de gallo and fried onions and (is) served with queso dip on top.
Q: How did your menu come to be?
A: As a family, we all had input. It was created by us putting ourselves in the customer’s shoes with what they would like to eat and see on an authentic Mexican menu.
Q: How would you describe the restaurant’s atmosphere?
A: It’s a spacious and vivid environment that is welcoming to everyone.
Q: Do you offer catering, event space, etc.?
A: Yes, we offer off-site catering. Although, we do not have a catering menu, we will do anything the customer desires. For catering, call 570-487-4035 or 570-487-4033.
Q: Are you offering delivery, takeout or curbside pickup?
A: We offer delivery, takeout and curbside pickup as well as indoor seating.
Q: Where do you see the restaurant headed in the future?
A: We hope to become a family-favorite restaurant where families will gather to eat great food and have a good time.
Burrito Loco Cantina & Grill
Address: 1126 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City
Phone: 570-487-4033 or 570-487-4035
Established: Jan. 22, 2021
Owners: Tecotl, Morales and Fuentes families
Cuisine: Authentic Mexican
Hours: Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Laura Rysz is the features copy editor and calendar editor at The Times-Tribune and runs the Talk of the Times column, which focuses on local fundraisers and other events. She also writes Chef’s Table that profiles restaurants around the region. Additionally, Laura curates events online on AccessNEPA.com. Laura is involved in the special Mother’s Day edition and curates occasional features Marry Memories and Times Travelers. She is a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, New Jersey, and earned an English professional writing degree with a minor in mass communications from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. She also earned a certificate in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers Business School. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5228.