Food Porn: Burrito Bay

Aside from offering a ridiculously large burrito, and the eating challenge associated with it, I didn’t know much about Burrito Bay.  I just assumed we’d eventually shoot a Hungry Hungry Buffaloes episode there and I’d try out their food, but then I realized on a lunch break that I work just a short drive away.  So during last week, my coworker Kristina and I decided to try out Burrito Bay and see how it racked up to the local lunch options.

Quick Info:

  • Restaurant Type: Casual, Order at Counter
  • Prices: Burritos Under $10 (Runt, Jumbo sizes); $11-14 (Glutton size)
  • Cuisine:Mexican
  • Location:Getzville

One of the big benefits to Burrito Bay is how quickly you can order and receive your food; like many Mexican chains (Chipotle, Moes and Salsaritas), you place your order at a counter.  Starting at one end of the counter you make your way down while they build your taco/burrito from scratch.  The process took less then 2 minutes.  While most of the toppings were pretty similar to what we’ve tried at Chipotle, Burrito Bay did have a larger selection of sauces and salsa, along with toppings like cilantro and re-fried beans.  I’ve never eaten at Moe’s or Salsaritas but I’ve heard their selection of toppings and meats are pretty similiar.

I decided to try their Pork Burrito (pictured below) while my coworker tried their Ground Beef, luckily we ordered the Runt size because they were pretty damn big  All of the toppings were pretty good, the burrito was wrapped fairly tight so that it wasn’t a complete mess and I liked the change of pace with cilantro.  What I didn’t enjoy too much was the flavor of their pulled pork, it had a very sweet BBQ like flavor.  You can order your Burrito with added BBQ Sauce, but the pork itself had this really sweet flavor that just clashed with most of my toppings.  My coworker had no complaints about her food and maybe if I would have tried a different meat (chicken, ground beef or even buffalo chicken) I might have enjoyed the meal more.

We also ordered a side of their chips and cheese (pictured in the gallery).  The chips were very light, crunchy and not coated in salt.  They weren’t warm so I couldn’t tell if they were freshly cooked, but the cheese cup tasted very similiar to what you’d have at a Sabres game at First Niagara (probably processed cheese).

Even though it wasn’t my most memorable lunch I’ve had at my new job it wasn’t my worst.  They have several other meat choices for their burritos, taco salads (which have some nice praise online) and churro bites that sounded interesting.  If you want a very fast, relatively cheap lunch or dinner with fresh ingredients, Burrito Bay is an OK choice.  But if you are a big fan of Mexican cuisine in general, I probably wouldn’t go out of your way to visit any time soon and would even suggest going to Chipotle’s newer location on Transit Rd instead.

Photo Gallery:

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2 thoughts on “Food Porn: Burrito Bay

  1. Phil

    Try the Buffalo Chicken Runt, haven’t had it in a while, but its always delicious. need to make it back there soon

  2. I’ve tried Chipotle, Moe’s and, of course, Mighty Taco, and Burrito Bay beats the heck out of all of them.

    I have to go out of my way to get to it, but it’s still worth it.

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