What do people in NYC do on Sunday mornings? They have brunch, of course. DLS and I headed to one of my neighborhood staples, 5 Burro Cafe, one December Sunday morning, because I’d been curious about the brunch there for quite a while.
DLS ordered the Western omelet, which he liked. (And yes, I teased him for ordering what I thought was the least Mexican dish on the menu.)
I’ve enjoyed huevos rancheros at many places in the past, so I saw no reason not to get these here. Well, the rancheros sauce here – the red underneath my eggs – was way spicier than I’ve had in the past, no joke. It wasn’t unbearable, but I found myself eating as little of the sauce as possible, or mixing it with things to temper the heat. So really, what I had was a platter of two fried eggs, guacamole, pico de gallo, beans, and rice (I really like those side bits, the way they’re made at 5 Burro is really tasty!)… but for $12~ not bad. True that just a few doors down, Bonfire Grill offers brunch with two alcoholic beverages for just a few bucks more, but eh. It all depends what you’re look for in a brunch menu…
Yvo says: If you’re looking for a Mexican slant to your brunch, then 5 Burro does the trick. For $3 you can add on a margarita, too, so if you’re into that, this is totally your joint. I’ll still be back for more Mexican food, always, and it’ll go into the brunch rotation, though I don’t think it’ll be the general aim for me when I want brunch in my neighborhood (I really like eggs benedict).
definitely recommended for lunch/dinner; brunch depends on what you feel like eating