With El Super Pan now open in Ponce City Market, Hector Santiago is back in a kitchen full time. But that doesn't mean fans of El Burro Pollo have seen the last of Santiago's chicken burritos. In an Instagram post from Thursday night, the chef signaled a return for the venture.
In an email to Eater Atlanta, Santiago confirmed El Burro Pollo is "popping [up] this summer," as opposed to growing into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Last year, Santiago frequently served his burritos in East Atlanta, at the former Urban Cannibals space and the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market. Santiago did not share details on where this year's pop-ups might take place.
El Super Pan and El Burro Pollo, along with Santiago's Pura Vida, originally operated in Poncey-Highland prior to closing in 2012. Before starting work on Super Pan's revival at Ponce City Market, Santiago created the menu for Big Sky Buckhead and served as executive chef at Anne Quatrano's now-shuttered Abattoir.
Update: El Burro Pollo will pop up at El Super Pan on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until close for Cinco de Mayo. In addition to the food, Santiago and his crew will serve "festive drinks" such as margaritas and Dos Equis. See the menu below.
El burro pollo - chile chicken barbacoa, naked cilantro slaw, and banderita sauces in a charred wheat tortilla, $9 (substitute tofu, $7)
Cheek and tongue tacos - slow-cooked barbacoa verde, charred onions, and cilantro in mini corn tortillas, $10/3ea
Pozole blanco de patitas - 24-hour pig feet and Buckeye Creek Farm hominy soup, serrano and tomatillo salsa verde, radishes, and queso cotija, $8
Tuna escabeche salad - mixed baby greens, Mexican tuna, pepitas, and banderita sauces, $7