Place: Burrito Bar and Kitchen
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 307 Flatbush Ave.
The scoop: Between the colorful letters on the outside of the restaurant and the decor in the inside, it looks like a hippie made the Burrito Bar and Kitchen his home. Large windows (which are kept open on warm days) surround the restaurant and there is a seating area along the front for those who want to sit outside. In the back of the restaurant there is a long bar with a TV for customers to relax and enjoy their drinks. This place is very festive with colors jumping everywhere and paintings all over the walls. I felt like I was in a loft due to the open space and homey vibe. Our friendly waiter was very attentive and made us feel welcomed.
Bottoms up: The Burrito Bar’s brunch special includes one drink (mimosa, bloody Mary, frozen margarita or screwdriver). I decided to go with my summer drink of choice, the margarita. The strawberry margarita was very delicious and didn’t taste syrupy like some flavored drinks.
Viviana loved her mimosa because they use fresh orange juice.
Yvette ordered a pitcher of red sangria (Note: Sangria is not a drink option on the brunch menu). The sangria was filled with fresh fruit, however, it was a little too sweet. The syrupy taste of the sangria was more prominent than the wine.
Chew on this:
Chips and salsa / Complimentary
Yummy, flavorful salsa with overly salty chips.
Huevos a la Mexicana $16 /
Scrambled eggs with tomato, onion, and jalapenos. Topped with homemade queso. Served with guacamole, black beans and warm tortillas. Note: All brunch items come with turkey ham, red bliss potatoes and homemade muffins.
This dish is satisfying as it came with a little bit of everything. I combined all of the above and made little burritos with their delicious homemade tortillas. The eggs would have tasted better if they weren’t salty. I wasn’t too crazy about the guacamole because it was mild and bland.
Assorted muffins / Complimentary with brunch
The muffins were delicious. They were very soft, moist and tasty. They made for good treats after my meal.
8 miles high nachos $8 / A mound of blue, red and orange corn tortillas topped with your choice of shredded chicken, chili, or black beans and topped with melted cheese and pico de gallo. Served with guacamole and sour cream
Yvette’s nacho dish was disappointing. The black beans were a little too runny for nachos. It’s as if they forgot to drain the can of beans. Also, the cheese was unevenly distributed and heavily concentrated in the middle.
Mini chimis $6 / Three deep fried mini burritos. One shredded chicken, one beef and one veggie. Served with guacamole and sour cream
Viviana was satisfied with her dish and it is definitely a bang for your buck. This item is not on the brunch menu, but the size of this appetizer makes for a satisfying meal.
The final bite: Good drinks, decent food and comfortable atmosphere makes Burrito Bar and Kitchen a fun place to visit if you are ever in the Prospect Heights area. Also this place is pet friendly. Grab your friends (or dog) and enjoy brunch at Burrito Bar and Kitchen.
Reviewed by: Victoria