Felling a little peckish we stopped for a late lunch at Burrito Brothers on West First Avenue and Yew Street in Vancouver.
It’s a small neighborhood mexican (tex-mex mostly) place adjacent a convenience store, and Chewies Oyster Bar in Kitsilano. It was fairly quiet at this time, and we seated ourselves while the server brought our menus.
This was a generous mound of crispy corn tortilla chips layered with melted jack cheese and heated under a salamander. It was topped with diced tomatoes, onions and refried beans. It comes with small cups of thick sour cream, salsa fresca and guacamole. The salsa was a great mix of salty, sharp (from the onions), acidic (from the tomatoes) and the lime juice, and slightly spicy from the jalapenos. The guacamole was smooth and cooling and mild.
I wish there was more salsa.
And followed with crispy fish tacos
This was actually two orders of fish tacos, served as a single platter. It’s a battered and deep-fried white fish, sliced and served in a crispy corn taco shell, with shredded lettuce, diced onions, cilantro and tomatoes, topped with (what I believe is) crumbled queso fresco. The fish was fabulously crispy and well seasoned.
The room is small (seats perhaps 20) and function with a lot of wood and yellow and green. There was one TV in the corner.
The server/cook was pleasant and helpful.
Burrito Brothers is a nice spot for affordable tex-mex.