bmatsuda on Trip Advisor
7 years ago
12/01/2014, 03:33 AM
Need to learn to make burritos
I've stopped here a few times over the years on my way through Bellingham and have always enjoyed it. Today it was garbage and I won't go back. The server was friendly enough - cheerful & helpful when we asked his opinion on a few things (name on receipt was Sean). We ordered 2 burritos - one fish for myself and one chicken (shredded) for my wife. Got them to go and I specified no onions for either as my wife or I don't like them in our food.
Had to stop for groceries en route to Canada and tried eating them in the parking lot. What a mess! Wrapped in paper (not tin foil), the water soaked right through it. Don't know why there was so much liquid but I had to get out of the car as it was dripping (running!) all over the place including on my pants (one napkin on the lap wasn't enough) and the seat. It was also loaded with raw onions which I ended up flicking out onto the asphalt. My wife cracked up laughing as I was swearing and cursing while eating the fish burrito; she told me that eating is supposed to be a pleasureable experience, so she found it entertaining. I did not. Then she started into her burrito - paper was all stuck to the tortilla. And no onions? Take a look at the photo. Says it all.
Even the horchata was bland & watered down. My wife had never had one before and was not impressed when she tried it. So much for introducing her to my favorite Mexican beverage.
I'm not sure if it's a function of the guys who made it, or if the place has gone downhill, but I won't be returning. It's relatively cheap, but you get what you pay for now. In this case, the price was too high for the quality served. There's no chance to make a 2nd "First Impression" and my wife was not impressed and I was very disappointed. I'll be searching for another favorite Mexican restaurant on my next trip through Bellingham. In the meantime, someone needs to teach these guys how to make burritos. My advice is take a look at Budgie's burritoes in Vancouver. Even though they're not Mexican, they've got burrito-making down to an art form.