Restaurant review: Burrito Brothers

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Felling a little peckish we stopped for a late lunch at Burrito Brothers on West First Avenue and Yew Street in Vancouver.

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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.

We started with the nachos
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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

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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.

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