Bringing us more flavours of our southern neighbours, Winnipeg’s first taqueria, Burrito del Rio, is poised to open in Osborne Village.
Oil barely cool in the fryers since the departure of former occupant the Village Fish, the space has undergone a rapid transformation. The only vestiges of the chippy shop the indoor eaves working to greater effect now to suggest an outdoor dining experience.
The tiling at the counter (note the geckos) is a striking feature, no matter how 1970s kitchen it feels. Fake shuttered windows line the walls, painted in vibrant orange and blue reminiscent of a mid-80s Chi Chi’s.
If I were dining in a courtyard, however, and the windows faced inside as the roof line feature suggests, why would I be seeing one of the Three Amigos riding by on a horse?
All in all it’s a very casual atmosphere and if I were to hazard a guess, it’ll cater largely to a lunch clientele.
No firm opening date indicated, but wouldn’t it be cool if it was Cinco de Mayo (May 5th). Taking bets.