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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  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?

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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!

  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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