Burritos hit East Setauket

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East Coast Burrito Co. has arrived in East

East Coast Burrito Co. has arrived in East Setauket. Photo Credit: Newsday/Joan Reminick

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A burrito can be whatever you want it to be at the new East Coast Burrito Co. in East Setauket. The new casual counter-serve eatery offers a “build-a-burrito” option, allowing eaters to get creative with a set list of Tex-Mex ingredients.

“People like to customize their food,” said chef co-owner Tim Martino, who cooked at Toast in Port Jefferson. For $8.95, you get to pick a protein — like beer-battered fish, smoked skirt steak, Tex-Mex pulled pork or spicy tofu — and then add a cheese, such as jalapeño Havarti, smoked Gouda or queso fresco. Then comes the salsa and sauce; options include avocado ranch sauce and roasted corn salsa. Everything is wrapped up with Spanish rice, black beans, pico de gallo and sour cream in your choice of a plain or whole wheat tortilla. Or you could get it “naked” in a bowl.

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Also on the menu: chicken tortilla soup ($4.50), breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs and chorizo ($6.95), a Texas taco (on a soft flour tortilla) with Tex-Mex pulled pork and more ($3.95), and for dessert, a “loo-rito” — bananas, chocolate, walnuts and dulce de leche ice cream that's wrapped in a tortilla shell and deep-fried ($8.95).

In nice weather, you may eat outside, if you like, at an umbrella-topped table.

East Coast Burrito Co. is at 736 Rte. 25A, East Setauket, 631-675-9119.

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