Burrito Bandidos

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Burrito Bandidos, their Beaches location

Burrito Bandidos, their Beaches location

Burrito Bandidos is a place down at Queen and Coxwell right across from The Beaches movie theatre.   It’s another one of the places that aims to sell quality food for cheapsie prices and seating.
Coca-Cola & lizards  Fun decor

Coca-Cola & lizards Fun decor

The decor was nice [I liked the Central American lizards] but the establishment was small enough that a bathroom wasn’t mandatory [Canadian law requires all eateries to have a restroom, but smaller places like The Burger's Priest don't seem to have one], so no relief for you!

Burrito Bandidos was popular; people kept coming in, mostly to order take-out, and their portions were huge.  The size of the burrito was mind-blowing, more so than discovering that Jeff Goldblum said the same dialogue in the Independence Day space ship chase that he did in the Jurassic Park T-rex/ jeep chase.

my iPhone 4 as comparison for size

my iPhone 4 as comparison for size

The Burrito reminded me of Chipotle’s burrito in several ways: size of your head and the mass of a newborn baby, high-quality ingredients, generous amounts of delicious, tender meat, and an array of vegetables, toppings, and sauces [that's what happens when you order it with EVERYTHING on].
My Steak & Chicken Burrito with the works

My Steak & Chicken Burrito with the works

 One noticeable difference is that the Burritos Bandidos variety of burritos were saltier, which isn’t a bad thing, but otherwise they are similar, with the Mayan/Incan/Aztec inspired decor, the huge cheaply priced food, the-music-that-is-good-but-so-loud-that-it-deafens-people-so-that-they-have-the-blessing-to-be-able-to-turn-off-their-hearing-aid [I am sick of restaurants that are actually great places to eat at that feel the need to destroy people's eardrums using non-explosive means, it's like the inside of a teenager's headphones!]
For people who do feel full when they are–I literally lack the ability [if I eat a really large amount I feel sluggish and a big weight in my stomach later]–then quesadillas are for you, they are really big but lighter and thus not as massive.  They are also just as good.
Shrimp Quesadilla, full of plump juicy shrimp throughout

Shrimp Quesadilla, full of plump juicy shrimp throughout

Simply because it is a little smaller than Chipotle, with less comfortable seating, I wouldn’t recommend traveling here over Chipotle, but I would dare say it’s pretty even.  Which means that I don’t have to travel to the ISS [like Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian ISS Commander] , the Middle East [like Rob Ford's infamy, he literally was on Al Jeera News] , and then Mount Everest [like Yuichira Muira: the 80-year-old who climbed Everest] and back to find good Mexican food.  Actually, it’s hard to know where to go first.
The Good, The Bad, The Amazing

The Good, The Bad, The Amazing

Final line, if you’re in the neighborhood of a Burrito Bandidos, they are a chain by the way, and you feel hungry, I recommend this place.
Burrito Bandidos 1614 Queen Street East

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