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Pinkies Out: El Vez Burrito boasts Chipotle-like Tex-Mex

Prepare for a fully loaded lunch.

The next stop on our “Pinkies Out” Tex-Mex tour is El Vez Burrito, a Chipotle-like fast-casual concept by restaurateur Stephen Starr in Battery Park City.

Located next-door to the full-service restaurant El Vez, the bar features make-your-own burritos, nachos and rice bowls and more than 1,200 possible ingredient combinations.

Chef David LaForce taught us how to roll up the massive Mission Style burrito made with chicken, cilantro lime rice, black beans, three-cheese pico de gallo, salsa Roja, sour cream, pickled jalapeños and guacamole. The tortillas are freshly flown in from the Southwest and are steamed before they’re stuffed.

“The key to a great burrito is the steam of the tortilla, perfectly cooked rice and the right amount of seasoning,” says LaForce.

El Vez Burrito Bar in Battery Park City.Courtesy of El Vez.

El Vez Burrito Bar in Battery Park City.

The Mission Style burrito at El Vez Burrito in Battery Park City.Frank Posillico/New York Daily News

The Mission Style burrito at El Vez Burrito in Battery Park City.

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  • The Mission Style burrito at El Vez Burrito in Battery Park City.

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If you’re looking to heat up your wrap, check out the hot sauce bar featuring 20 different varieties including the ultra spicy San Luis mix.

LaForce also creates an equally hearty vegan burrito made with tofu al pastor, sauteed kale, mushrooms, brown rice, farro, black beans, charred pineapple salsa and crispy quinoa.

El Vez Burrito serves lunch weekdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

jsettembre@nydailynews.com

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