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Red Burrito

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Commercial Drive
Mexican, Fast food, South American, Central American
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1700 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-707-0877
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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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264 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Red Burrito is a must-see stop on any trip to Vancouver. Great tasting food, excellent staff, and a convenient location! This is a small, simple shop with no frills - just right!

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Coquitlam, Canada
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a good place to stop in for a quick, tasty Mexican meal. It’s sort of Subway-style, in that you order your meal and then go through the short line to let them know what you want on your quesadilla or in your burrito. Portions are very large, we thought, and costs are very reasonable. Somewhat limited selections, but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Stop in for lunch at the Red Burrito on Commercial at 1st Ave in Vancouver. The location is easy to find, right on the corner. However parking can be a bit tricky on Commercial depending on the time of day. It's metered parking on Commercial which is common in Vancouver. The food smelled so good! The staff were very pleasant... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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1,095 reviews
960 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had a hankering for Mexican food and it was around noon time so we searched for the Red Burrito which we were told as near 1st Avenue. The menu is fairly sparce hovering around variations of the burrito. The home-made chips and guacamole are fantastic.

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Thank Renegade225
Vancouver, BC
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Having wanted to eat at the Red Burrito for so long, I finally had the opportunity yesterday. They are located on the corner of First and Commercial, a terrific spot for visibility, but not so much for actually getting there. I ended up driving down the alley and then back up Commercial and found pay parking on the street. Fast... More 

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1 Thank GlennAndYvette
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Great location, sat at the bar facing window onto Commercial Dr. Ordered the 3 tacos, roast chicken, spicy chicken & vegetarian (rice & black bean). Chicken was dry in both, & tortillas were store bought. It's cafeteria style, so you can order various toppings, although you have to pay extra for guacamole. I'd probably try something different if I come... More 

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Prince Rupert
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Service & food was great, had a tamale with various toppings, just before closing. Hit the spot after shopping. Went back 2 nights later and same dish, only added beans and rice. Tamale was mainly corn flower not much chicken. Still tasted good. Servers were different and always friendly.

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Thank Brenda B
Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This joint has been at the same spot for at least 7-8 years, just a couple of tables and a counter along the wall with stools, the place is run by Mexicans, it's tiny and on the busiest corner of East First and Commercial Dr. and it looks like a fast-food place inside, one orders from the counter directly. The... More 

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Thank Roberto C
Vancouver Island, Canada
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Cafeteria style with a Mexican flavour, limited choices but the food was good, they make to order grilling the burritos right out front. Some subsitutions available small selection of beers. Small place, a few tables and a counter at the window. Mostly catering to the take-out scene.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

I just left that place today. WORST poor excuse for Mexican food I've EVER had. I ordered the Chicken Tamale and it was dry and the chicken was very little and tasteless even with the sauce and watery (yes watery) sour cream I asked. I ate what I could stand of the Tamale because I was hungry so I thought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, South American, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-707-0877

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Commercial Drive

Neighbourhood Profile
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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