Shameless Foodie: Habanero Riverside

On a recent trip to the UC Riverside Botanical Gardens with my parents, we were in search of a good restaurant to eat and fuel up at. Unfortunately, being a university neighborhood, a lot of the places around are cheap chain fast-casual and fast food joints.

Then we saw that Habanero Mexican Grill on University Ave had 693 rave reviews on Yelp, which is totally unheard of. We had to give it a shot!

Habanero was absolutely amazing. There is a parking lot around back and a cute garden entrance. The restaurant is clean and the staff super friendly.

But you don’t care about that. You want to hear about how the food was!

Well, I’m a sucker for anything with tomatillo sauce. So when I saw that their Chile verde pork burrito came with tomatillo sauce, I just had to customize an order.

The staff was very accommodating as I made up my own burrito with beans, rice, cheese, pico and tomatillo sauce.

The burrito was HUGE and absolutely delicious. I was so full but couldn’t stop eating. My mouth is watering just writing this post!

My parents also loved their soft tacos and chicken flautas. Would definitely drive to the area just to eat here!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

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