Food, Mexican, Vancouver

Budgies Burritos

Chris, Cho, Jacky and I went on our usual group date after church on a Sunday morning. Since church ends at 10:40am for Jacky and I, finding a restaurant opened that early around Main Street and Broadway was a bit difficult. Budgies Burritos was recommended by Eat N About after our DOVF dinner at Ask for Luigi, so the four of us decided to wait till they opened at 11am.

Budgies Burrito is a vegetarian Mexican restaurant, and for us meat eaters, we didn’t enjoy it as much compared to others who really like this spot. Each to their own, right? There were ups and downs in what we ordered but this place wasn’t suitable for our taste in food.

More: Want more Mexican food? Check out my review on La Mezcaleria and their cheese fondue served bubbling in a volcanic rock molcajete!

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First glance, Budgies Burrito looked petite and crammed until I saw a small staircase heading down to the “underground” seats. Abstract paintings were hung on the walls and it gave us a feeling that we were eating in a secret basement hiding from someone scary. This place was quite an interesting spot to eat Mexican food – pretty cute in my opinion.

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I had trouble reading their menu headlines, so I went for the MJB and KTB Tacos (CAD6). The reason why I ordered the MJB was because I saw garlic roasted potatoes written clearly on the menu and it was served with cheese, salsa, chipotle sour cream and lettuce. Anything with potatoes is good for me anyway. One taco wouldn’t fill me, so I ordered what the waitress said was her favourite – the KTB served with refried pinto beans, cheese, avocado, cilantro, fresh salsa, sour cream and lettuce.  I found the KTB taco a mushy mess with all sorts of mashed ingredients lumped together. On the good side, I really liked the garlic roasted potato cubes in the MJB that really gave the taco a taste and texture boost.

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Jacky had the Jame Dog Burrito (CAD7) stuffed with garlic roasted potatoes, rice, beans, salsa, chipotle sour cream, cheese, lettuce. Once again, everything was pretty mushed up together and it just looked like baby food. I know that some people like this sort of burrito or taco, but I prefer stuff with a bit more texture that I can chew on.

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2 Comments

  1. Naomi

    February 28, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Have you tried Sal Y Limon? It’s kinda in the same area and pretty good for burritos :)

    • Sharon Fung

      March 2, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      I haven’t but the main reason why I didn’t like Budgies was because everything was so mashed up. I’ll check out Sal Y Limon! Thanks for commenting, reading and suggesting.

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