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Go Getters Grill Hayes ValleyOMR: 7.39
100 Gough
cross street: Page
ph. 415/863-4149
Map Visits: 2
It's the early '10s and Go Getters has a real chokehold on this area of Hayes Valley. Corner liquor store? Check. Pizza joint? Sure. Deli/grill/taqueria? Oh hell yes. Serious empire-building, indeed. And what the last of these three concerns lacks in aesthetic charm, it compensates for with sometimes-capable burritowork. Breakfast, bottled beer, wine, cheesesteaks, and party trays (party trays!) all available. Credit cards accepted.

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01/14/12Super Breakfast$7.957.00 Mustaches
Swish: temperature (10); burstage abatement (10); eggs (9); cheese (9); beans (8); vegetables (8)
Shrug: size (6); tortilla (6); sauciness (6); ingredient mix (6)
Clang: meat (3); spiciness (2)
Intangibility bonus: 1 (of 2)

Go Getters Grill’s breakfast burrito is fairly basic on its own, so we asked the kitchen to add refried beans and pico de gallo in an effort to amp things up to our usual specifications. What resulted was actually quite better than the sketchy rating indicates, although we sure could have been fooled by the hopelessly slender dimensions, translucent tortilla, subterranean-profile bacon, and rumored (at best) spiciness. The crafty presence of hash browns didn’t hurt the vegetables rating none — all Burritoeater company vehicles proudly feature Idaho “Famous Potatoes” license plates — while the fluffiness of the eggs and smartly melted cheese was also much appreciated. But where was all this advertised bacon? And why was our “extra spicy” request ignored? We’ll take all the perfect construction and hot bites we can squeeze out of a burrito, but when we don’t get what we expect, we exercise our right to get kind of stingy with mustaches.

03/31/11Super al Pastor$7.958.17 Mustaches
Swish: cheese (10); temperature (10); burstage abatement (10); ingredient mix (9); rice (8); beans (8); vegetables (8)
Shrug: size (7); tortilla (7); sauciness (7); spiciness (7); meat (6)
Clang: no elements clanged
Intangibility bonus: 1 (of 2)

Our first slabular foray at this corner spot, while surprisingly successful overall, did indeed lack that certain yo no se que we enjoy in a burrito. Almost scaldingly hot at times — beats the hell out of the alternative — this lengthy, but slender lunch withstood mediocre, faceless pork and suspect guacamole to still ring up a seriously respectable figure on our fabled Mustachometer. The strong presence of grilled onion...a whole bunch of fully melted Jack cheese...refried beans and moist rice that nicely accentuated the whole production...the C-note Go Getters management wedged inside the inner folds of the tortilla for our impossibly corrupt panel...the all-in ingredient mix...we were into all of it. Peripheral hints of spice persevered all burrito long, as did a forgivable level of greasiness. All told, many elements were fundamentally sound, even if intangible charm was a bit of a letdown.