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  • Value3.5
  • Ambiance2.5
  • Reviews7

Steamrollers

1195 Robson
Vancouver, BC V6E1B5
Tel: (604) 893-8607
Neighbourhood: Central
  • Cuisine: Fast food, Mexican, Pacific northwest
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Service: No table service, Takeout, Delivery, Catering
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hours: Mon - Fri: 8AM - 12AM, Sat - Sun: 10AM - 12AM
  • This location of Steamrollers is on Robson at Bute.

    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.

    Steamrollers are oversized tortillas, rolled up with combinations of specialty rices, whole cooked beans, cheeses, fresh meats and vegetables, specialty sauces and toppings. All of our ingredients are made fresh daily from original recipes. Each Steamroller is made to order, and we encourage changes, additions and deletions to every order; and don't worry - your piping hot Steamroller will be prepared just as fast - no matter what changes you might make!

    The Steamrollers product line consists of vegetarian, chicken and beef Steamrollers, as well as daily specialties and our trademark Wet BurritosTM. We are also open early with our line of breakfast Steamrollers.

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Best burritos on the fly!
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 7:01pm [Dine in]

I love Steamrollers on a weekend evening! The ambiance is pretty cold looking (everything is white and/or bright orange), but then again, I can't expect much from a fast food joint. And besides, the food makes up for it! I always go for either the Tommy or the roller combo with soup. The tortilla soup is one of the best soups I've ever had. Careful though, it's spicy!

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Try the soup.. its underrated!
By diningdandy of downtown vancouver (56 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:54pm [Dine in]

Im not huge on the burritos here so why do i come here? THE SOUP! Mr. Dining dandy loves the wet burritos here, i think they're decent. This is always a solid choice for me though because for 5$ i can get a large soup and we're not talking watered down thin soup either. This is a tomatoey, creamy thick soup that eats like a meal. Its topped with crumbled chips and a touch of sour cream and a touch of cheese. Its delicious! Best soup ever... hence the outstanding rating. Service is always great there. Every time i've gone they've been nice and friendly. The value is great considering its healthy and it fills you up and tastes good. The ambiance is solid because one of my favorite things is people watching and i enjoy watching the people go by on busy Robson. So try the soup at least once... and if your like me you'll end up topping it with tons of hot sauce since i love spicy hearty soups.

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You gotta be kidding me!
By Rasputin45 of Kitsilano, Vancouver (97 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

With all these good reviews! Steamrollers is the most nothing bland excuse for a burrito shop I ever stepped foot in. Mexican food is supposed to have flavor, and I left that place wondering if I ate food or cardboard. It's good if you are looking for a healthy lunch choice and don't care about flavor.

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Yo quiero Steamrollers.
By matchalatte of San Fran, CA (34 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 7, 2006 - 8:04pm [Dine in]

Having lived in the San Francisco and L.A. areas, where fast food burrito places (nevermind Taco Bell) are abundant, this Vancouver joint "steamrolls" them all. The tortillas are steamed and not fried (or yikes, microwaved), and the burritos are packed with meats and veggies. Every burrito I've had has been satisfying (even the smaller sized ones), and the Tommy burritos are just as delicious. It's a great place to grab a quick lunch or snack, and are a good alternative to falafels or sandwiches. They even have breakfast burritos, which are worth the money.

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Decidedly underwhelmed
By whoelius of Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 7:01pm [Dine in]

I've had dinner at Steamrollers twice, both after an evening shop at London Drugs, and I've also had a breakfast burrito a few times on the way to work.

The food is bland. It's neither horrific nor dreadful; it's bland. You're never going to leave Steamrollers with a satisfied smile. One gets the feeling that the whole steamrolled effort steals the flavour of a burrito just as much as it, supposedly, makes it a healthier option. The last time I had dinner there confirmed my assumptions made on my first visit. With Red Burrito a hundred yards down the road on the other side of Robson, there's never a good reason to go to Steamrollers for dinner unless you're hell-bent on healthy eating, though the breakfast burrito is pleasant when they don't scrimp on the bacon.

The service is okay but robotic. I don't think my smiles were returned by the staff. The restaurant felt cold and unwelcome to me, too.

The prices aren't bank-breakers but, again, nearby Red Burrito is a little bit cheaper and vastly superior.

If it's early morning, sure, go for the breakfast burrito. It's not bad. If it's not early morning, go somewhere else.

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Yay for healthy food on the cheap!
By noshingallday of Quilchena, Vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Great because you can customize fairly easily, and the people working there are helpful in your decisions. They support local orgainzations by raising money (e.g. If they sell 1000 steamrollers, they'll donate 1,000 to the specific organization they've chosen).

Food is fresh, served quickly, and can be eaten on the go or inside. Healthy alternative to your Taco Bell.

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I always come here for my breaks
By palms007 of V5M 2R2 (6 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 10:55pm [Take-out]

This place is fast! I really like that since I only have 30 minutes for break time. Really good and friendly service here. Selection of menu items is good and the prices for those items are better. I like their Traditional Beef Burrito as it's only $7.50 and has rice, various species, and beef! They've got a repeat customer as long as I'm working in the area. For everyone and anyone just walking on Robson looking for a place to eat, definitely choose this place over anything else primarily for the food and in addition to the prices they have.

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