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Aug 17, 2007 04:55 AM

Anyone been to Burrito Boyz?

Have been hearing that the burritos are good; interested in the halibut one. Heard it is a burrito place a la sub place (assembly line, choose ingredients).

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  1. A recent thread on Mexican food had widely divergent opinions on BB, but, as I recall, on balance not very good.

    1. I like BB if I don't think of it as mexican food but as a fast food alternative. I get is sans rice with extra guac. The hot sauce is a must too, a full bead down the centre makes it all good.

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      1. re: orangewasabi

        I tried the Yonge/Sheppard location once for lunch about 1/2 year ago. Just like orangewasabi mentioned, it's like a fast food joint to mexican food. Nothing really outstanding, but decent portion sizes. My wife enjoyed their fish (halibut) burrito. You can check out their website which lists the kinds of toppings they have.


        I didn't realize how good mexican can be until I had the real thing on my visit to San Diego a few months back.

        1. re: Royaljelly

          Ditto; I got spoiled on our first trip to Mexico. The lot of us who went can't bear to eat anything we have found where we live. I actually bought, brought back and froze 50 of the mini flour tortillas. All gone!

          1. re: Royaljelly

            I think the place on Yonge and Sheppard is Bar Burrito not Burrito Boyz. Burrito Boyz is the best in the city for burritos. By burritos, I mean the more more Californianesque thick chock full of stuff not a toothpick burrito. The halibut is pretty good when the fish is cooked correctly. I just wish they'd get black beans and carnitas.

            1. re: Royaljelly

              The one at Yonge & Sheppard isn't Burrito Boyz. I think it's called Burrito Bar or something like that.

              While the burritos at BB aren't considered to be real burritos (and definitely can't compare to the ones you get in California) they taste really good and they're SO filling. The halibut is deep fried and surprisingly good in a burrito. Ask for the chili-lime sauce as well.

              1. re: caffeinated

                oh ya, sorry guys for my mistake, it's Bar Burrito.

          2. I really liked it when I went there. I think the problem most people have is they're comparing it to real Mexican food. If you just think of it as a food of it's own, I'm sure you'll be quite happy with your choice.
            And the fish burrito was very good.

            NY Sub is near the downtown location and I didn't enjoy it as much.


            1. It's very satisfying as a late-night meal. Go to the Peter/Richmond location for the halibut! From the outside it's a bit of a hole in the ground, but they are quite efficient with the ordering.
              Halibut takes a bit longer than other choices (steak, chicken, etc.) and the "small" is a meal and a half for me! There's always a line-up.

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              1. re: jinxed

                How late are we talking; midnight or beyond?

                1. re: itryalot

                  On weekends (Fri/Sat) they are open until 4am, but on weeknights they are open until 11pm (according to the martiniboyz review). I associate it with street/fast food (hot dogs, pizza) that I can grab after a movie or clubbing, but more substantial in quantity and quality (and price -- a small halibut is about $7, versus a $3 sausage). It's breaded, so I can't say that it's healthier! But that being said, it is very satisfying!

                  I don't know about the other locations, but the Peter site has about 3 stools inside, so you're not really meant to dine-in.
                  It's probably just as good to grab for lunch or dinner, but I'm never in the area at that time of day!

              2. There is nothing I love more than to grab a couple (steak, chicken,veggie,halibut or shrimp) burritos and head on over to the paramount (oh wait the scotiabank) it sure beats the Taco Bell they serve at the theatre

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                1. re: philly cheeze

                  Not to mention that even the large burrito is still loads cheaper than any of the overpriced Taco Bell combos on their menu. :)

                  I often do the same thing. The only downside is that the other patrons usually shoot me dirty looks... methinks it's just jealousy because they're nibbling on $5 tubs of popcorn with fake butter whilst I'm chowing down on a yummy burrito.