Bay City Burrito, St Kilda, Melbourne

When we were in Bali we saw a programme on food challenges around the world. I think it was a Man V Food type thing. One of the places was Melbourne’s Bay City Burrito. They have a killer hot burrito called the ‘ultra bomber’ which is definitely not for the faint hearted!

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.

La Fajita Steak Burrito at Bay City Burrito in St Kilda

This week we found ourselves in St Kilda and made a beeline for the Bay City Burrito there. We loved the relaxed Californian beach vibe inside (as well as the air con on such a hot day). It’s a casual place, with an open kitchen area. You order and pay at the bar as you would in many other burrito places.

Fun table decorations inside St Kilda Bay City Burrito
Love this Melbourne hot sauce in St Kilda's Bay City Burrito

What did we eat?

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. 

Lurid green hot sauce on burrito time!
Inside the Thai chicken burrito at Bay City Burrito 

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 was totally delicious. The steak was tender and juicy and the cheese went really well 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.  Although we had no idea what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised; it was creamy, sweet and just so tasty.
7apples avocado ice cream at Bay City Burrito. Delicious!
Menu and space at Bay City Burrito St Kilda Melbourne

*We paid for our burritos and the restaurant did not know I was planning to review! All opinions are my own!* 

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  1. 24th January 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Yes please! Do you know, I actually have not had a burrito in about a year! There used to be a place in London behind Waterloo station which served the best ones ever. I think a return visit is in order. Gary x

  2. 25th January 2017 / 8:15 am

    Omg these sound so good! We were discussing food challenges last night, would love to see someone take that challenge and we agree, nothing beats a classic burrito! Great read!

    Jessica & James |

  3. 25th January 2017 / 11:27 am

    That does look good, fun that you saw it on TV while away and went to visit when you got back!! I agree sometimes classics are best with this kind of place! I made (and blogged) some avocado ice cream a few years ago, soooo good. Surprisingly so!

  4. 29th January 2017 / 4:56 am

    I'll have to go and have a look at that Kavey, I wouldn't mind trying it out myself!

  5. 29th January 2017 / 4:56 am

    Thanks guys! I'd love to watch a food challenge too although I wouldn't want to take it on myself!!

  6. 29th January 2017 / 4:57 am

    Yes! All power to the burrito, sometimes it's all I crave!

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