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Generous portion sizes are abundant at Mexican restaurants

This burrito is called the ‘loco’ burrito for obvious reasons. It is crazy big.
This burrito is called the ‘loco’ burrito for obvious reasons. It is crazy big. Special to the Sun Herald

It is no secret that large portion sizes have a certain appeal to many people of a Southern persuasion.

Today is the last day in my week of blogging about traditional Mexican restaurants, and it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that what you get in most of these places is of considerable bulk.

Most people have seen burritos that fit this description, but the burrito loco (crazy burrito) that La Nortena, located at 224 Porter Avenue in Biloxi serves is nothing short of immense.

It is made with a 10-inch tortilla, so you know I am not exaggerating.

For the basic filling you have a choice of chicken or steak, and it is jammed full.

Other ingredients include black beans, Mexican rice, and it is also served with guacamole. Don’t even consider this option unless you are starving or willing to share.

I hope I have piqued your interest this week in seeking out traditional Mexican restaurants. If you take the challenge you will be justly rewarded with great, fresh and delicious food and maybe a chance to try out that high school Spanish.

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