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Steamrollers

693 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z1G6
Tel: (604) 872-8607
Neighbourhood: Cambie
  • Cuisine: Fast food, Mexican, Pacific northwest
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Service: No table service, Takeout
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Features: Television
  • Hours: Mon - Sat: 9AM - 10PM, Sun: 10AM - 10PM
  • This location of Steamrollers is on West Broadway at Heather. Steamrollers serve a menu of west-coast style burritos called "Steamrollers". Steamrollers are unique, in that all of the ingredients are cooked exclusively with steam. The Steamrollers product line consists of vegetarian, chicken and beef Steamrollers, as well as daily specialties and our trademark Wet Burritos. We are also open early with our line of breakfast Steamrollers.

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I know healthy options can be tasty too right?
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:36am [Dine in]

A brief lunch allowed me the benefit of a hasty meal so naturally I made my first steps into a Steamrollers.

Stool seating is about the best you can do with dine in options. There’s a small condiment station among the cramped space yet the view of the open kitchen did little to entice the tepid ambiance.

A quick glance at the menu showed limited choices at high prices. I settled with a traditional beef burrito where shredded beef brisket, Spanish rice, pinto beans, lettuce and salsa co-existed inside the flour tortilla. I quite liked the steamed, soft flour tortilla but that was the end of the line for me. Every subsequent bite amounted to what was varying degrees of blandness while the couple of accidental bites into the foil yielded a higher level of flavour. The amount of beef brisket was minimal but being completely devoid of even seasoning, who’d want more? Any discernable flavour merely relies on the salsa alone and subsequent hot sauce you would need to add.

The service I received (or didn’t) is about as friendly as the fast food joint with that disgruntled and tired employee. I got that “what do you want?” sense so I left it at that. Outside the counter service, it’s self-serve.

If you are strictly looking for a decidedly healthy option while tossing out taste and relative value, this might work for you. I get the health and nutrient retention angle – Steamrollers just doesn’t work for me.

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A For Effort
By thecritic of Vancouver (374 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 4:00pm [Dine in]

Their burritos are actually quite good but like most things, diminish rapidly in taste if you over indulge with excessive visits. Try their wet burrito or frisco for something different. If you are hungry around dinner time and have a decent appetite, don't even bother trying to get full on a burrito; they will not fill the gap and only leave you hungry an hour or two later.

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