Going to bed hungry stinks. And options can be limited at 1 a.m. when you find youre out of anything edible besides a stick of butter and two limes.
Enter, Los Betos. You certainly wont leave hungry, and its open 24/7. The standard Mexican fare, including tacos, burritos, chimichangas and tostadas wont leave you wanting for more. In fact, the breakfast burrito (potatoes, eggs, cheese) is so big they could probably rename it the breakfast, lunch and afternoon-snack burrito. Especially if you add carne asada (recommended).
Speaking of carne asada, they dont mess around when putting it in a burrito. Heaps of juicy beef are wrapped in a flour tortilla with guacamole, pico de gallo and nothing else. Add shredded cheese if youre so inclined.
Their five Treasure Valley locations feature drive-throughs so you wont even have to leave your car for a huge chicken quesadilla. The ambiance inside the dining room is more thrift store than Pottery Barn, but in the middle of the night, who cares?
Pie Hole, 205 N. Eighth St., Boise, 344-7783; 1016 Broadway Ave., Boise, 424-2225; 726 N. Main St., Meridian, 888-0842; www.pieholeusa.com
Merritts Country Cafe, 6630 W. State St., Boise, 853-6165
Pita Pit, 746 W. Main St., Boise, 388-1900; 1007 Broadway Ave., Boise, 955-7482; 3030 E. Overland Road, Unit 103, Meridian, 888-3525, www.pitapitusa.com
Golden Star Restaurant, 1142 N. Orchard St., Boise, 336-0191