Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Beach Burrito, Newtown -- or -- I know what you're doing this Summer

There's something about Mexican restaurants that makes me use garish colours, Molly. Sorry about that.

I didn't realise this was a chain restaurant until I arrived. My natural response was disdain. But why? It's not a multinational corporation. Just successful. And even if it was an imported food chain -- say, American -- does that make it bad? Aren't they closer to Mexico anyway?

Prejudice aside, it was a different vibe to other places in Newtown. Definitely going for the laid-back, 'street' ambience. But with a strong Mexican flavour. (Which is more than can be said for the chips & salsa.)

Further up King St you'll find (chain) Guzman y Gomez, and right up the city end is Izote. Mad Mex is opening soon up that end as well. Also Jester Seeds. And I hear there is another new Mexican place in Enmore?
[And, it seems, a few more on Enmore Rd: Jalapeno Tex-Mex; and El Cuervo.]

Mexican: the new Thai?


Beach Burrito Co, Newtown
1a Bedford St (next to the Hub | Corner Australia St and King St)
beachburritocompany.com | Facebook | 02 9557 0903
(also in Bondi, Coogee, and Cronulla)

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9 comments:

  1. I've never even heard of this place - good find Detective! And I wish that Mexican was the new Thai...if only we could get it right in Sydney, eh?

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  2. I think you're being kind about the food.

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  3. I wondered what this was like! And I usually react the same towards chains but some are good like Din Tai Fung :)

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  4. Yep, nice looking joint to have some drinks. But the food was very ordinary when i went.

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  5. When they opened up in Cronulla I was tempted to pop in for the breakfast menu. Hmm still seem to have not got around to it.

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  6. Totally agree. Was also very disappointed considering some of the fantastic Mexican restaurants that have popped up in Aus in the past few years.

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  7. Yup, I reckon Mexican may be the new Thai on the Newtown strip. Mad Mex is about to open its doors as well, adding its own franchise to the mix.

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  8. How good is Newtown! My never fail spot to find a yummy meal! I will remember this one for next time! I just got back from wating at Hikaru - very yummy Japanese food!

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  9. Agree with food quality vs ambience balance. $5 cans of imported mexican beer are the highlight here, especially on a rare for Sydney this summer night.

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