Burro Burrito (College St.)
My quest for Toronto's best burrito has brought me to Little Italy. Burro Burrito is only days old - or at least the canvas sign is - as an end to a partnership has resulted in a name change for the burrito joint formerly know as Bar Burrito.
The good news - at least for fans of Bar Burrito - is that the name is the only change. The food, staff and service are all the same as before.
Today I came here for one of the recent additions to the menu - the fish burrito. Not too many places in Toronto offer seafood burrito options so when I see fish (or in the rarer case - shrimp) on the menu I usually go for it. At Burro Burrito though, it'll cost you. $7.50 for an 8 inch and $8.75 for a 12 inch. More standard steak, chicken or soya burritos here top out at $6.85.
When I ordered the burrito, I was advised that it would be about 10 minutes because the fish is cooked fresh to order. No problem. Some things, I have come to learn, are worth the wait. Would this be one of them?
Unlike the burrito at Mexitaco, this 12 incher comes straight up, rolled in wax paper and folded with some napkins in a basket. Inside, a slightly toasted flour tortilla is filled with rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, unidentifiable (but tasty) sauce and, in this case, freshly grilled chunks of superbly spiced, lightly-breaded tilapia. (I opted to have mine without the cheese as they don't offer any non-dairy alternatives)
The verdict - as if I didn't already give it away - is that the burrito ranks up there with the best I've had in the city. At 12 inches, it was big enough to make a meal and the toasted burrito, fresh toppings and succulent fish are definitely the game changers.
That said, the $8.75 plus tax price tag creates a bit of a dilemma given the Fish Store down the street offers a cheaper and very tasty fish sandwich alternative for a little less.