06 Oct, 2011
Review: Burritos and Blues, Camden Street
Burritos are the perfect midway point between fast food and a reasonably decent meal. Filling and comforting, quick and tasty, and unlike McDonald’s or the worst offender KFC, they don’t leave you squirming in shame when the instant pleasure has been devoured.
Burritos and Blues, located on the corner of Camden’s Street, has been around for quite a while now. Like the Wak Inn, it’s a nice spot to meet a friend for a quick bite before a Whelan’s gig or a few pints. The staff are breezy and friendly, and there’s an enjoyable and laid-back feel to the place. Burritos and Blues finally has a beer license, which makes the process of eating a burrito so much more enjoyable.
The menu, like other burrito outlets like Pablo Picante‘s and Boojum, is reasonably simple: choose your burrito, taco, or quesadilla base; add a steak, chicken, pork, veggie, or bean and cheese filling; top with mild, medium, or blow your head off salsa; eat.
The signature burrito, The Silver Bullet, is stuffed full of marinated minced beef and a load of other delicious toppings, and it’s a substantial feed at just €5.95. It’ll end in a messy, delicious pile of tears and juicy goodness.
I’m going to put my head on the block and say that Pablo Picante’s and Boojum make better burritos. That said, Burritos and Blues is more central and convenient to some of Dublin’s best bars and venues than its two main rivals while, unlike Pablo Picante’s, you can sit down and eat here. Overall, a delicious cheap eat.