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Feb 7, 2011 06:54 PM

10th Ave. Burrito Co. - Belmar ~ Featured on DD&D

I personally wish they would use more corn tortillas, but they do well in a Cal-Mex kind of way...

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  1. I saw the show last night ....the food looks wonderful especially the Pork Mole & Adobo Wings....
    I'll be there tomorrow for lunch or dinner.... :)

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    1. re: Tapas52

      you won't be disappointed... fun, funky, relaxed atmosphere... all they care about is everyone having a good time and kicking great food out of the kitchen....

    2. Caught this as well last night. I've driven by dozens of times and never stopped in. Plan on stopping by soon. Agree that the Pork Mole looked superb.

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      1. re: jsfein

        They do the pork mole as tacos too, if you don't feel up to tackling the whole platter...

        1. re: equal_Mark

          As a Taco is good ...leaves room to try more items on the menu cant wait. : )

      2. Some of us are doing a dinner at 10th Ave. tonight at 6pm. If anyone would be interested in joining us feel free to show up...

        1. Did dinner at 10th Ave. last night. Was a great meal! Started by getting orders of guacamole and cheese with roasted jalapeno to go with the chips and salsa already provided (note: the "hot" salsa served here is actually quite hot; I like it!). Bottles of Cholula hot sauce adorn each table.

          The overall style seems to be Cal/Mex, but there is enough variation to set it apart from any particular genre. I guess you could call it Jersey Shore/Mex... Along with south of the border specialties there are a couple additions like the wings and beer battered onion rings, both done really well. The wings are available in either housemade adobo sauce (see video above) or a chipotle barbecue sauce. They were both very good and there was some disagreement at the table as to which was the overall favorite. The onion rings were large and plentiful and the beer flavor was evident.

          Most of us opted for Tacos, including the pork mole, steak, choriso and tilapia. Since the last time I had visited in the Summer they have now opted to offer corn tortillas as well as flour (What? Chef/Owner Brian will take Guy Fieri's advice but not mine? What's with that?) :-)

          One of our group also ordered the Chicken in Adobo Cream Sauce, which was a huge portion! The strips of chicken were served over rice with cheese and a creamy sauce with a great flavor that we ultimately found included cloves and cinnamon, as well as many other seasonings.

          The place was not very busy when we arrived at 6pm, but gradually filled up, with many of the guests having heard about the place from the DD&D episode. Even the owner of Jersey Shore BBQ a couple doors down stopped by for a visit. The service was excellent and attentive, and Brian the owner moved about the room greeting and chatting with the patrons.

          All in all a great time was had by all! The portions were generous and there was an obvious pride in the operation. The bill came to $30 a person, which included leftovers for another day. A nice addition to the shore scene...

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          1. re: equal_Mark

            Mark...great review & of course we all enjoyed dining out again as usual at 10th Ave Burrito Co. To add to your favorite wings although both were very good were the addictive Adobo sauced ones, hot, messy and delicious which came with a delicious Avocado sour cream dipping sauce also to cool things down a bit . I also enjoyed my three tacos , Pork Mole, Tilapia fish....and the interesting Portobello Taco fresh and tasty. We also orderd the Spicy Mac-n-Cheese Pasta tossed with Chorizo and spicy mac sauce, nice kick and very filling. By the end of dinner I was stuffed.....service was super attentive friendly and informative also. Good friends, Good food, what more can you ask for?


            10th Ave Burrito Co
            817 Belmar Plaza, Belmar, NJ 07719

            1. BUUUUUUUUUUMP. I was driving home from the shore earlier today and realized I didn't ever remember seeing a post about 10th Avenue Burrito Company. And, voila! Thank you, Search. :-)

              In the last couple of years, this has become one of my go-to spots (the other being Jersey Shore BBQ, 2 doors down from 10th Ave) when I'm down in Spring Lake or Belmar. Their mindset is "nothing from a can," which would explain why everything is always so very fresh-tasting! I'm particularly fond of their hot/sweet corn 'chowder' (no dairy involved) and the pork mole, which you can have in (soft) tacos or in a burrito. Unless it's the lunchtime taco portion, I never leave there without leftovers, as the burritos are HUGE!

              Excellent spot, fun vibe, and they've just moved to the end of the strip (the old Vivo's space) so now they have outdoor (covered) seating as well as indoor, and a big bar, which they're waiting to open as soon as they get the liquor license, so for the time being it's BYO. Signs for an $8 lunch special (cup of soup, burrito and a soda) will give you an idea of what a big bargain it is... NOT fancy, and even if you don't have a slew of tattoos, the people working there are nice. :-) Lots of folks coming right from or en route to the beach, so dress is beyond casual. GO!

              ETA: The strip mall sits behind Freeman's Bakery, which is on the corner of 10th Ave and Main. There's also an entrance to the (annoying) parking lot off of 8th Ave.

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              1. re: Curlz

                We were checking out the new location early Saturday morning - looks cool. The addition of the bar surprised me. That's a very costly investment in a town like Belmar (I can't seem to figure out who's it was). I suppose it really illustrates the power of a little TV exposure - especially when it's shown over and over.

                Also, it's worth noting that there is a Tuesday AYCE wings special.

                1. re: MGZ

                  I believe that it is the seasonal license from The Tropical Pub that used to be near the beach.

                  1. re: wizard2

                    I hope it stays seasonal - this place begs for you to walk in with your own six pack.

                    1. re: wizard2

                      wizard - Do you know when they will have the license? I'd like to get in one more visit before I'm paying six bucks a pint. Though, I'll bet they will offer a decent craft selection.

                      1. re: MGZ

                        The resolution is on the agenda of the Belmar council meeting this Monday at 5PM.

                          1. re: MGZ

                            The resolution was removed from agenda and postponed until the July 18, 2012

                            1. re: wizard2

                              Thanks for the update.

                              Having been involved in a couple of them, I can honestly say I'm not the least bit surprised. Local ABC Board/Town Council meetings at the Shore, and especially in Belmar/South Belmar (Lake Como), are unlike any other governmental approval proceedings I've ever experienced. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if the mayor cuts a deal where the waitresses from 10th Ave. have to wash his car while wearing bikinis, twice a month, in return for approval.

                              1. re: wizard2

                                rumor has it that the resolution passed last night

                      2. re: MGZ

                        Shouldn't the establishment be renamed "8th Ave. Burrito Co? :-)

                        1. re: equal_Mark

                          Don't know if you've been back, Mark, but they have some very high octane hot sauces around if you ask.

                        2. re: MGZ

                          Just correcting myself - Tuesdays are AYCE tacos, not wings.

                        3. re: Curlz

                          Freedman's is on the corner of 8th. I usually go up 8th (west) from Main & find parking right in front of the restaurant.