Red Burrito serves tacos, burritos and other Mexican fare in a relaxed atmosphere.
Red Burrito is about another block or two down from Babylon Cafe on Robson and Granville. You can't really miss it, the entire place is painted in a bright red colour. There's always seating and some different kinds of soda other than your usual Coca Cola or Pepsi.
The service is fast and friendly. I would definitely not suggest the tacos (they're tiny and small portioned and are more expensive than the burritos) but the burritos are big portioned and delicious. From what I`ve heard, the beef one is okay, the chicken is really good, and the shrimp.. well you can't taste it cause it's so small. But because I'm a vegetarian, I don't eat any of those and it's perfectly fine. There's a choice between whole wheat wrap and the tomato wrap. Normally I put the rice, black beans, red sauce, cilantro, onions (cooked and uncooked), corn, and sometimes guacomole (extra charge). There's hummus and other sauces that they add, as well as hot sauce. It comes together really well and super filling. My order normally comes up to $6 ish to $7 so yeah. By the way, I think the salad thing is just silly. The tortilla chip thing with guacomole dip isn't bad but small portioned. So really, just get their burritos.
My boyfriend usually orders the chicken one and it fills him up too (he's a pretty big boy) and he says the cilantro overtakes the flavour of the burrito. I'm not sure cause I love cilantro. There's your tip! Hahaha.
But seriously, good place to eat if you're really hungry and want a place to sit.
Came here for a bite to eat after work one day. It's just a small place with maybe 5 or 6 tables and you order at the counter. The girl at the counter was quite pleasant and I ordered a chicken burrito. The food is pretty good and it cost like 6 or 7 bucks. Overall if your'e hungry for a burrito, this is the place to go.
The burritos are large and very filling. If walking out with a full stomach for $7 is your idea of a good lunch then this is it. Flavours are good and you have a choice of different flour tortillas with you beef/chicken burrito.
While the tacos are really good, I find that three tacos cost as much as a burrito. Coming from California this just doesn't seem right. It should be cheaper. Having said that, I still buy them occasionally as I do enjoy them. It's hard to beat good corn tortillas on fresh ingredients.
The best deal is the Tortilla soup. Filling all by itself and only $2.99. Have the add a bunch of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime and you are in Tortilla soup heaven. This is the best dish on the menu and possibly the cheapest one.
Except for the tortilla soup, I would say that the Red Burrito is just a bit overpriced. A Robson street location probably comes with a Robson street rent so I guess I can't really blame them. Food is really good and as most food in this city it seems they all cost around the same price regardless of the ingredients. If you like California Tex-mex type food, then you need to try it.
I've been more than a few times. This spot is quick and easy when you'll looking to get a bite during a busy lunch hour. It's also a great spot to pick up a burrito and head to the beach. The atmosphere is pretty budget/fast food feeling...so it's not like you'll take a date here...but the place looks clean and it's delicious.
I generally choose the beef burrito. It looks like it's been slow cooked and pulled. The flavor is great. I think I had the chicken about a year ago and found it more bland and a bit dry (but that was quite some time ago). I would also recommend you say YES to the guacamole, roasted corn and go for the hot sauce (it's not THAT hot - but will get your nose running a bit) as they seal the deal.
I think the burrito along with a can of coke comes to $10-$11. But you'll definitely be full...it's a great size. They also offer three smaller tacos which are a little less money...and a little smaller too...for those who don't want to be completely stuffed
I'll keep coming for a quick lunch!
I just went to pick up a burrito bowl and burrito for lunch for a friend and myself. I asked the girl dishing out the rice for not too much rice I guess she thought I meant not too much of everything.
I think there was 6 bites if chicken in the bowl.
I paid over $7 for half a bowl with rice, beans very little chicken, some salsa.
Not very good value.
When I made a comment about half a bowl for $7 the cashier and servers judt looked at each other.
The burrito in the wrap wasn't much more significant.
Staff was rude when asked about the length of time that food was sitting in the steam tables.
Quality of Burrito was poor because of over filling, tortilla split. The chicken was crunchy, which is strange for stewed chicken. Burrito was cold.
Added $1.25 charge for Guacamole and 1.50 for cheese.
Added $0.25 cents for debit, with out a posted notice.
Taco Del Mar..... it is not.