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Zambrero burrito. $10 lunch review

By johnboy - 1 February 2011 27

Burrito

Zambrero’s are a Canberra grown mexican take-away franchising success story.

The Civic store can get a bit busy at lunch with the queue heading out the door and onto Alinga St.

But if you turn up around 12 there’s no waiting and you’ll be quickly gliding along the make desk.

At $9.90 it only just squeaks in as a sub $10 lunch. But you do get quite a lot of food. If you’re feeling extravagant I recommend the guac for an extra $1.

In fact watching the food pile up prior to being wrapped one wonders “how am I going to eat all that”.

The answer is “because it’s so delicious”.

Armed with an alfoil clad baseball bat (which in a few short years has become as distinctive as a million dollar branding exercise) You’re all set to retreat to your desk.

I went with the lamb burrito with verde sauce and no jalapenos.

(If you’ve never tried Zambreros before feel free to take this template to get you through the scary first burrito.)

In many ways they’re like a kebab, only actually tasty.

If you didn’t already know about Zambrero then give it a whirl.

(For more sub $10 lunches in Civic check it)


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Holden Caulfield 1:40 pm 07 Feb 11

I tried one of these on the weekend, from the Braddon store.

Chicken, corn salsa and the medium chilli sauce.

It turns out it I needed to ask for some flavour, too. It was quite disappointing really. I wonder if chicken is not their strong suit?

Jim Jones 3:41 pm 03 Feb 11

BlackIce said :

Thanks for this series of reviews. I usually bring my own lunch, but as I didn’t today I was inspired to try Zambreros. Loved it!

Ditto.

BlackIce 1:44 pm 03 Feb 11

Thanks for this series of reviews. I usually bring my own lunch, but as I didn’t today I was inspired to try Zambreros. Loved it!

Ozi 6:36 am 03 Feb 11

joeyjojojuniorshabadoo said :

For all you Southsiders, Erindale Zambrero’s has always been very good in my experience. Quick friendly service, and well made burritos.

I’d second that: very friendly staff, quick service, always happy with a meal from there and end up stuffed full. Say what you will: burritos from Zambreros are filling, healthier than maccas and better value.

Aeek 7:40 pm 02 Feb 11

Only discovered the Woden one in December, my new lunchtime staple.
Its at the top of the bus interchange, down the stairs from Oxygen.
Perfect for boosting my fresh vegetable intake, and tasty too.

Thoroughly Smashed 11:21 am 02 Feb 11

Tooks said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

I was unimpressed with Zambrero. I can’t remember what I ordered but it was a pain to eat and left me wishing I hadn’t. I did find the wall detail that resembled swastikas amusing though.

Tooks said :

A Mexican-style burrito? What other kind is there? That’s like saying an Australian-style Vegemite sandwich.

You can call anything you want a burrito as long as it’s wrapped in the right bread. Presumably the distinction here is between that and something that you’d actually buy in Mexico.

Yeah, but a real burrito is the traditional Mexican style. I could wrap some ice cream, chocolate and potato chips in the right bread, but it ain’t a burrito!

That’s simply an ice cream, chocolate and potato chip burrito. Not traditional ingredients, and therefore clearly not “Mexican style”, but a burrito all the same. I would call it a pizza if I put those ingredients on flat bread and baked them.

joeyjojojuniorshabadoo 11:09 am 02 Feb 11

For all you Southsiders, Erindale Zambrero’s has always been very good in my experience. Quick friendly service, and well made burritos.

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