The monster burrito weighs in at almost 2 pounds and is so big that it hangs off the plate.
Photo: Allegra Czerwinski
Photo: Allegra Czerwinski

On the Menu: A burrito to end all burritos at Taqueria Mixteca

If you thought their original burrito was big, just wait until you see the monster burrito (yes, that's it's actual name).

It weighs in at almost two pounds* and includes your choice of meat, beans, lettuce, onion, sour cream, cilantro and cheese, and is double wrapped in tortillas that are crisped golden brown. 

For the price of $14.99, the monster burrito could be yours. But be warned: you may want to enlist reinforcements. Picking this burrito up is completely out of the question -- it's more of a fork and knife ordeal. 

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The monster burrito is also available vegetarian. In that case, the burrito would include guacamole rather than meat, and an extra helping of beans and veggies. 

While the burrito is delicious enough to stand alone, their homemade hot sauces bring it to a whole new level. They offer three sauces that vary in heat level, ranging from the hot red sauce to a more mild green sauce. They are definitely worth a try if you’re feeling adventurous. 

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In case you missed it, Taqueria Mixteca unveiled a new menu at the beginning of this week, which features new items including the monster burrito, shrimp mojo ajo, shrimp a la diabla and shrimp a la Mexicana. New to the appetizer section is a cheesy bean dip. Of course, you can still expect to see the tried and true staples including enchiladas, quesadillas and tacos.

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*For comparison's sake, other stuff around your house that weighs two pounds, or close to it include: a pineapple, a rack of baby back ribs, two 4-stick packages of butter, two packages of bacon.

Want to go? 
WHAT: Taqueria Mixteca is a family owned and operated restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food, made fresh daily. 
WHERE: Take your pick of two locations -- 1609 E. Third Street, Dayton or 2190 Shiloh Springs Rd., Trotwood. (Note: Trotwood location offers a full bar with a selection of beer and Tequila. The Third St. location does not.) You'll also find the Taqueria Mixteca Express food truck from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Dayton's Courthouse Square on weekdays. 
HOURS: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Sunday 
INFO: or 937-258-2654Taqueria Mixteca has a new menu item of epic proportions.