Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Boston, MA Edition: The Painted Burro
Kaitlynn planned a Sunday brunch at The Painted Burro, which is an upscale casual Mexican kitchen and tequila bar. We didn't have to wait for seating, but we were relegated to an awkward long, high-top table pressed up against the wall. But we made it work.
Brunch options include huevos rancheros, thick-cut French toast, fish tacos, tortas, and omelettes. First up, we had some chips and salsa, which were pretty standard.
Next, was some pork belly that Kaitlynn and Josh ordered. While the flavor was good, the texture wasn't as crispy as I was hoping. I was assured it's usually a bit more crisp.
Then, our entrees. We had a hard timing narrowing down our options, so we ordered the top three things we wanted: thick-cut French toast (egg-dipped brioche, caramelized plantains, mascarpone whipped, maple syrup), crispy baja-style fish taco plate (two corn tortillas, savoy cabbage and jalapeno slaw, lime-cilantro mayo) and gulf shrimp "diablo rojo" taco plate (2 corn tortillas, guacamole, habanero and mango salsa, home fries).
I had just a bite of the French toast, but it was pretty tasty. Giant, thick slabs of bread sopped up the syrup. Yum.
The fish tacos were probably one of my favorites, I think. I love the crispy fish and the crunchy slaw. It had a good balance of flavors.
The shrimp tacos were tasty, but definitely packed a punch. Granted, I'm a wimp in this arena, but I definitely had a few gulps of water after every bite.
Overall, pretty tasty. A solid brunch option.