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Review: Burritos and Blues, Camden Street

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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.

7 Comments

  1. What about the Pablo Picante in Clarendon Market? (round the corner from Peter’s Pub) Central, and has seats? I’m in agreement with you btw – I prefer both Pablo Picante & Boojum!

  2. Am a fan of the burrito. I think Pablo Picante does the best, with special note for the tasty salsas, always difficult to choose between the ‘super picante’ really delivering a punch, and the ‘smokie’ having amazing flavour.

    Of note however, the drinks prices are IMHO quite expensive and the prices not noted anywhere. Beware uhsuspecting customer. Pay 5 something for your burritto and almost 4 for your drink. Ouch. Try ordering tap water in there and you will meet much resistance.

  3. Best burritos in town I reckon! You can’t choose your fillings in Pablos, and the sauce sometimes taste like tuna! Soft drinks are only 1.50 in burritos and blues, but beers might be a bit expensive but they have Blue Moon! Nice

  4. Boojum is the best I think. The Chciken Fajita is delicious

  5. You can’t get quesadillas in Boojum or Pablo P’s, so that’s an upside of B&Bs. Plus, there seems to be custom for all three.

    Burrito joints, together with Italian wine bars, seem to be growth industries in the Dublin downturn. More of both, please.

  6. As pointed out you can sit down in Pablo’s at Clarendon Market, for me Pablo’s and Boojum are certainly the best, you can’t beat a good burrito!

  7. I had a really unpleasant quesadilla in Burritos and Blues a few weeks ago. Kind of partially warm, partially cold, and about as close to Mexican (or even Tex-Mex) as a sweet chilli and coleslaw wrap. Disappointing.

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