BERWYN – Berwyn's best burrito has been crowned, and the reigning champion is Zacatacos Cermak's steak burrito.
The latest "Berwyn's Best" contest began in mid-August, with a field of 13 restaurants that were then narrowed to five through an online public poll.
Those five – Zacatacos Cermak, Lalo’s Restaurant, Los Corrales Taqueria, Taqueria El Meson Express and Tacos y Salsa – faced off again through an online poll, along with a blind taste-test featuring a panel of local judges.
The winning burrito is made with a flour tortilla filled with beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and steak.
“Amazing – I will certainly be a regular customer here from now on!” one judge said of the winner, according to a Berwyn Development Corp. news release.
Judges included Cynthia Citro, owner of Goldiloxx Hair Studio; Jacquinete Baldwin, editorial designer at Wednesday Journal Inc; Angela Gambino, president at Brokerage Resources Inc.; Steve Lefko, owner of Hope Houses Workshop Inc; Tony Griffin, executive director of the Berwyn Development Corp.; and Sam Molinaro, assistant fire chief for the Berwyn Fire Department.
“When our business started back in November of 1996, we showcased our steak tacos and burritos. We found great success with this and have continued to offer quality steak offerings," Zacatacos Cermak owner Mario Acuña said in the release. "Our steak is prime and very lean because we have a butcher at our meat facility, dedicated to trimming the inner skirt steak to ensure the right type of meat. We feel very excited about winning! We always put quality first and are happy to offer our product at a reasonable price.”
Berwyn’s Best is a promotional program managed by the Berwyn Development Corp. For more information, visit whyberwyn.com/shop-berwyn/berwyns-best-contest.