Although neither of us were planning on trying the ultra bomber, we both loved the look of the place and decided to give them a visit when we got back. Bay City Burrito are pretty much the daddy of the Melbourne tex-mex craze and they specialise in San Francisco 'mission' style burritos. Mission burritos come from the mission district of San Francisco and are probably the type we're all most familiar with, featuring rice as well as beans, meat and other ingredients.
Although the menu features tacos, quesadillas, salads and other bits and pieces, we were there for burritos. I kept it classic with the steak fajita; grilled steak sautéed with capsicum (bell peppers) & Spanish onions, melted cheese, Spanish rice, mild salsa & lime sour cream in a grilled flour tortilla.
Dave went for one of the midweek deals – a thai chicken burrito (chicken sautéed in Thai peanut sauce with an Asian slaw, cilantro (coriander), brown rice & sweet chili sauce in a grilled roma tortilla) and a beer for $18 (£11) – a saving of around $3-5.
Let's be honest, when it comes to a burrito you can't beat a classic. And whilst Dave's was interesting, it left him feeling disappointed. The peanut sauce was tasty but there was a little too much of it making his choice feel more like a burrito soup. There are a couple of these 'fusion' style burritos on the menu, including one with curry sauce in it. My thinking on these things is usually 'don't mess with the classic' and I think on this occasion I am definitely right.
Mine on the other hand, was totally delicious. The steak was tender and juicy and the cheese was so good with the sour cream. I literally gobbled it up and could have eaten it again. I'd definitely place it up there with some of my favourite burritos of all time. We love Bar Burrito back in the UK and the flavours in mine definitely gave those guys a run for their money.
The surprise of the night was our little pudding. A pot of avocado ice-cream, freshly made by St Kilda's own 7apples gelato and on the specials. It was so impressive! We had no idea what to expect but it was creamy, sweet and just so tasty.
*We paid for our burritos and the restaurant did not know I was planning to review! All opinions are my own!*