More Mexican: Burrito del Rio opening soon

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.

8 Responses to “More Mexican: Burrito del Rio opening soon”

  1. Eric Thomas April 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Looking forward to sampling some of these burritos!

  2. As am I, my burrito loving amigo. And I hope they’re not afraid of the spice.

  3. ok.
    as a Mexican i should take offense to your lack of knowledge (ignorance) to my country’s history and culture. C
    liches are not good.
    but you may resolve that even by reading the popcultured version, lonely planet’s guide to Mexico.
    5 de mayo… not an important holiday. nuff said
    i HOPE, the food is as realistic as possible, so Carlos and Murphy’s can stop lying to us with their “mexican” crap.
    i do love burritos.
    other Books you can read
    “the Savage detectives”
    “the battles in the dessert”

  4. Couldn’t agree more with the assessment of “Mexican” food available to us thus far in Winnipeg. It’s all surprisingly bland. If Burrito del Rio hopes to offer a true taste of Mexican snacks, what can we most look forward to Jorge? Any recipes you’d like to share?

  5. Have you tried Casa Burrito yet?

  6. No, but judging from the menu, I know what I’m doing for lunch on Friday, and every day for the week following.

    Check it:

  7. It’s open – try it, it’s great!

  8. Stinky Cheese Lover June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Lol, the White House celebrated Cinco de Mayo!

    I’ll be thrilled if I never have to eat a flavourless wad of Carlos & Murphy’s mauve bean glop that makes its dreaded, sticky appearance at the heart of every dish they serve.