The other day I noted here that Claremont’s Back Abbey has a $13 hamburger, one that may actually be worth the money.
At ONT I discovered the $10.40 breakfast burrito.
That would be at El Paseo, the Mexican restaurant in the concourse. I was there around 5 a.m. (yawn) before my flight to New Orleans, hoping to grab a bite. El Paseo at that point seemed to be the only restaurant open. The juice place next door, my usual stop before a flight, is out of business.
I saw the price for the burrito at El Paseo and decided I didn’t need food that badly.
(I’m going to presume that rent at the airport is sky-high and that the prices reflect that. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to pay it.)
It could be an amazing breakfast burrito, of course. And is there a reason I would pay $13 for a burger, but not $10.40 for a breakfast burrito? I guess it does sound strange.
My reasoning is, I don’t really like breakfast burritos — my hazy, pre-dawn recollection is that that was the only breakfast-ish item on the menu, hence the only reason I considered it — and I didn’t want that much food. Whereas I like a good hamburger and for the ambience at The Back Abbey, I was willing to pay. Seeking a quick meal at the airport, I wasn’t.
Thankfully, ONT’s Carl’s Jr. opened before my flight and I had a breakfast sandwich and OJ for under $5. Their breakfast burritos were all around $3. You could probably get three for $10.40.
Anyone want to share tips or memories of meals at ONT? Hungry passengers will thank you.