Introducing Beach Burrito to the Valley
Gabbi Briner | On 22, Dec 2013
Beach Burrito brings a chilled, surfer atmosphere to Brisbaneâ€™s clubbing district.
Sydney based Beach Burrito Company has opened up shop in Fortitude Valley. BB takes a colourful and cheeky twist on Mexican cuisine, and boasts a funky, embellished fit-out.
Donâ€™t be fooled by the understated entrance â€“ the walls are bursting with colourful Day-of-the-Dead-esque skulls and the restaurant opens onto a mini beach complete with sand and a view of the sky.
The unbeatable atmosphere transported me in a whirlwind to Bondi Beach BBâ€¦ Or it was just some left over salt from the tequila trapped in my upper lip hairs.
The menu was crammed with drool-worthy Mexican favourites, luckily the menus are laminated.
Their most ordered items are the burritos, fajitas or enchiladas. Two of my risk-averse friends ordered the ‘Pulled Seasoned Beef Burrito’. They were disappointed with the undercooked black beans, but I didnâ€™t have a problem with them in my ‘Tofu and Slow Roasted Veg Fajita’.
You may be thinking, what an ethnically confused filling.
However, the filling was decent, and itâ€™s refreshing to find an innovative vegetarian burrito/fajita filling.
If I had my time again, I may have swapped my fajita for a burrito, as I completely overlooked the bonus corn chips and fell deeper and deeper into my burrito sloppiness. Not sure if itâ€™s worth the $3-5 hike in price.
Beach Burrito doesnâ€™t quite get the value-for-money gong as I find youâ€™d get better value at some of the fast-food Mexican alternatives.
The food itself wasnâ€™t overly impressive, and didnâ€™t meet the flavour expectations of Beach Burrito in Sydney.
That said, the Valley’s Beach Burrito worth checking out and they have some sweet daily deals to make the bill a little less hefty:
Monday: All meals $15
Tuesday: $2 tacos and $3 beers
Wednesday: $7 margaritas
Thursday: $12 for two tacos and a beer
Friday: $20 beer and burrito
Sunday: $20 sangria litre – Hola Sunday sesh!
Salsa and shimmy down to Beach Burrito and enjoy a light snack and a drink before your night out on the town. A new place to eat before a night out? Salud! I’ll drink to that.
What: Beach Burrito Company
Where:Â Shop 2/350 Brunswick st, Fortitude Valley
When:Â 11am-10pm, 7 days
Phone: (07) 3852 6084