Picture this, and I know a lot of you will agree with me on this! It’s time to go grab a bite to eat; you and your significant other are hangry and cannot decide on a place to eat. You want some traditional smoked BBQ, but your other half wants Tex-Mex. Well, there is a new restaurant just off of I-20 that will make you both happy!
Welcome to Romina’s Smoked Burritos. Located at 243 West Stamford—“the old Russell Stover store”—just off of I-20 at the corner of FM 600 and West Stamford. It is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the trip.
There are a few big name places to get a burrito here in Abilene, but if you are looking for something a little different, then this is the place for you!
Romina’s will start your burrito experience with one of 3 smoked meats: Brisket, Pork Rib or Chicken. I was able to sample all three and I will say, it was extremely hard to decide, but I chose the pork. Once you have chosen your meat, you can add your toppings to your burrito. Remember, this is your burrito, so you choose what goes into it! There is pico de gallo, cilantro, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, and so much more. In the end, you will end up with an amazing burrito with a hint of that West Texas smoke! You can also make this into a meal if you add the rice and refried beans.
If you aren’t in the mood for a burrito, Romina’s also offers a build-your-own nachos. You can choose from the same smoked meats and a wide variety of toppings. A new addition to their menu is tacos any way you would like. In speaking with the owner, I learned they do not want people to leave hungry; they want to have them leave happy. I believe they achieved their goal. You will walk away satisfied, but will definitely want to come back for more!
This Friday, May the 5th will be their official Grand Opening. Star 106.3 will be there to celebrate it with them from 11-1, so come on out and give them a try. You can check out Romina’s Facebook page here.