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Anyone try Cafe Burrito in Belmont?

Science Chick Aug 23, 2013 09:35 AM

I was thinking of stopping there before a movie tonight.....anyone?

  1. Pia Aug 25, 2013 07:34 PM

    It's probably too late for you, but it gets a solid "meh" from me. I've had burritos from there and for a place called "cafe burrito" I found them to be pretty disappointing... I could slap together the basic ingredients at home without too much advance prep and get the same result.

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    1. re: Pia
      Science Chick Aug 26, 2013 08:09 AM

      Thanks, everyone. I actually DID end up just cooking some at home. We peeked in the place Sat. night before the movie and it looks inviting....but I'm not overly eager to test them based on comments here. If I'm in the neighborhood sometime in the future, and need a quick fix for lunch, I'll give them a go and report back.

    2. PinchOfSalt Aug 23, 2013 06:40 PM

      I live around the corner. Checked out the menu and was disappointed. The previous occupant of the space, Angelato's had great sandwiches and gelato. This place? Nothing special. It is owned by the same people who own the movie theater next door. It's got to be their first restaurant venture.

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      1. re: PinchOfSalt
        StriperGuy Aug 23, 2013 11:35 PM

        Yah there was a bit of the first time resto crew vibe for sure.

      2. StriperGuy Aug 23, 2013 01:25 PM

        I thought it was passable, but nothing more, taqueria El Amigo is WAY better!

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          Science Chick Aug 23, 2013 01:31 PM

          Thanks, Striper! I know El Amigo is WAY more authentic for el pastor and the like, but there isn't much there for us pathetic vegetarians. I was there once, but was pretty limited in what I could have. I'm looking for a good ole Mission-style burrito with lots of veg options.

        2. blumiethekoala Aug 23, 2013 11:49 AM

          Here's a photo of one of the Mexican grilled cheeses that I mentioned in my previous reply.

          1. blumiethekoala Aug 23, 2013 11:48 AM

            I went once back when they first opened a couple years ago. The house-made salsas change seasonally, and the peach one they had at the time was outstanding. It's a nice little spot that's worth checking out. The "Mexican grilled cheese" is kind of fun - a quesadilla/flatbread hybrid. (Disclaimer: I'm a little biased as my friend helped develop the menu, and I believe he's still working there.)

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