Every time I visit Harry’s Burritos in Larchmont, I feel like I’m back in the East Village. It was one of my favorite spots in the city when I lived there. The Larchmont Harry’s has the same menu I remember, but it also has something I didn’t think about in my East Village days: An awesome kids menu. Plus, Sunday night is kids movie night!
First up, the frozen margarita is my absolute favorite margarita around – not too sweet and not too tart – and their hand rolled burritos and enchiladas make me feel young and hip even if I’m far from the East Village. Still, what I love about Harry’s is that they try to be healthy; they vow never to use preservatives or lard in their cooking.
The portions are generous, even from the kids menu. I order my girls a quesadilla or beans and rice ($6.75). With the festive, casual atmosphere and bottomless bowl of chips, they are always happy. If you go, I recommend the chicken enchilada with black beans and their just spicy enough green sauce or rich mole sauce. The BBQ Chicken Burrito ($11.25) has a tangy BBQ sauce that you’ll crave the taste of days later, and the Grilled Chicken Fajita Burrito has perfectly grilled chicken ($12.95).
And did I mention the chips and salsa? Both are made in house and taste fresh and flavorful. The chips are not greasy at all, which makes me fool myself into eating more.
Every Sunday, Harry’s shows a movie for kids at 5pm. Bring the kids for dinner and they can watch a movie on a big screen TV and you can drink margaritas at Happy Hour prices, $3.50 each. Kids pay $8 for dinner which includes the movie. Call to find out the movie of the week.
If you want to feel young and hip (or you are young and hip), check out Happy Hour twice a day, at 5-7 pm and 10-11 pm, with $3 margaritas, discounted beers and free salsa and chips. Harry’s also serves brunch on the weekends (huevos rancheros…Yum!) and delivers to Larchmont and parts of Mamaroneck and New Rochelle.
Harry’s Burritos: 94 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont; 914-833-2222.
If you’re looking for something to do after lunch, there is a fantastic playground walking distance from Harry’s. The official name is Vanderburgh Park but people call it Turtle Park because of the turtle statue in the sand box. To get to Turtle Park, walk northwest on Chatsworth, toward Vanderburgh Avenue, and turn right. Turtle Park: Hall Ave & Vanderburgh Avenue, Larchmont.
Also, Manor Park is a short distance away with awe inspiring views of the Long Island Sound. To get to the park, drive southwest on Chatworth Avenue to Concord Avenue, turn right on Post Road, turn left onto Beach Avenue and Beach Avenue becomes Park Avenue. Manor Park: Park Ave and Circle Avenue in Larchmont.