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New Restaurant - Burrito Fresco
We decided last Saturday, to spend the afternoon in our Brockport, NY community with some shopping and lunch. Still feeling fairly new to this community, we want to try to be more connected and support it in some way. I've been doing some spring cleaning and decided to give Smarty Pants, a small local business, a second chance by trying to sell some clothing that has been taking up space in my closets. I tried selling some really nice, almost new dress pants back in December but was turned away because that type of clothing was not their focus. I was actually told by the owner that Mike and I were dressed cool and he would buy what we were wearing, so bring in a bag of that and we would be good. Fair enough. I took him up on that because I liked the overall business model of reduce, reuse. I try to be environmentally conscious and who doesn't like to save money as well by selling good conditioned clothing and then buying something at a discount!

BUT no... my clothes didn't fit his clientele yet again. I didn't expect him to take all of it but the fact that he didn't want any of it shocked me. Honestly, this was an awkward experience yet again with his family coming in and laughing at me to boot and then we were lectured about Goodwill not being an ethical alternative when I said "no problem, I'll just take it to Goodwill". I was pleasant nonetheless and bought the pair of jeans and a top that I happened to pick out while he sifted through my belongings. All of that was enough for me to steer clear of that shop forevermore.

Now that that's off my chest... we also went to get a late lunch at Burrito Fresco. We heard good things about it from a friend. The place was very quiet but you got the vibe that it was set up for the late night college scene and would be packed later. The decor was kind of cold with small black and white photos everywhere and teal as its main color scheme. When I think of Mexican food, I think of warm bright colors which I still think would fit their cute dino logo design. The menu adds interest to the restaurant, located above the checkout counter as a massive 6 step system neatly written in chalk.


However, I've always been someone who gets quite anxious about "put on the spot" food choices. I'm sure some people like the simplicity of this kind of of system but I like paper with descriptions and explanations about what I'm getting. Their website actually has what I'm looking for and I wish I did more research before I walked through the doors. I believe all of their sauces and salsas are house made which I really appreciate! They also have great vegetarian and vegan choices. Mike got a chicken burrito with chips and sanibel salsa (pineapple mango). Afterwards, he fretted about forgetting to add rice and beans, so he had menu stress as well. What's a burrito without rice and beans?


I got chicken soft shell tacos with chips and mild salsa. Drink choices were limited to pop or water and we don't drink pop so... bottled water it was. Food was good but not memorable. The amount of salsa to chips ratio was laughable.


Its so hard to go to a place like this when I personally make pretty awesome homemade Mexican style food. In fact I made a taco dip today that blew the doors off of this lunch. Sorry but true.

Don't worry though, just because this particular community adventure wasn't a complete success, it doesn't mean we won't venture out again.

You just read one of Upstate Crumbs' (almost) monthly New Restaurant posts. Each month, Mike and Heather will try to make it a point to eat at a restaurant they have never eaten at before and post about it. Want to follow us on the local journey? Check out our Foursquare List
By Heather on April 1, 2013 at 2:50pm EDT Topic(s): restaurants new restaurants burrito fresco mexican brockport

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Bitsy DeLorme Hi! My name is Bitsy DeLorme and my husband Steven and I own and operate Burrito Fresco. We're so glad that you took the time to come in and see us, and are sad to see that you didn't find the experience enjoyable. If you do decide to come in and see us again, I urge you to ask questions as you order as we (and our staff) are happy to help guide anyone through our unique menu to make sure that you get exactly what you are looking for.

As you noted, we are not a traditional Mexican restaurant, and don't claim to be. From our color choices, different flavors on the menu, and the little dino on the front of the building, we have strived to create an altogether different environment and experience for our diners. We completely understand that the assumption of anyone coming into a "Burrito shop" will be more of a mexican style and theme, but we are happy to say that we are "something different", with everything on the menu made in house.

As a new small business, we view every opportunity to interact with our customers as a chance to start good conversations. Even though you weren't happy with your first experience, we hope to make your second a memorable one if you choose to come and see us again. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us at burritofresco@gmail.com, or give us a call at 637-8411.
4/13/2013 at 1:54pm EDT

Heather
We'll definitely check it out again at some point...maybe when we head to the farmers market! Thanks for the comment.
4/13/2013 at 8:45pm EDT
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