Ever find yourself starved for a taco and a coffee while in Belmont? Problem solved. Cafe Burrito is a hybrid Mexican restaurant (Belmont's first) and coffee shop that took over the former Angelato spot. Now open starting at 6am daily, coffee is served all day and Mexican take out service starts at lunchtime.
The menu, created by local food blogger Dan Whalen of The Food in My Beard (we have actually mentioned his impressive recipes multiple times on this blog - here and here), features some classic Mexican items like tacos and burritos, along with some custom creations like the Quesos a la Plancha pictured below.
What are those beautiful cheesy quesadilla looking things, you ask? It's a hybrid grilled cheese and quesadilla made to order with fresh ingredients. On the left is the Pollo a la Brasa made with pulled BBQ chicken, red onion, cheddar, and jack cheese. On the right is a more basic option, The Angelato with tomato, basil, and jack cheese.
There will be special items available in addition to the normal menu. Pictured above is a homemade peach, habanero and basil salsa, one of their seasonal fruit salsas. Cafe Burrito will also sell Dan's homemade chili powder that he uses in many of his recipes.
The coffee menu features tons of loose teas, frozen coffee drinks, smoothies, and classic coffee options as well. Has anyone been yet?
374 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA 02478
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Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.