Quite honestly, I hadn’t intended my lunch at Burrito Brothers as a business trip for this blog, but it’s a spot unique to Gainesville, very much of the type I set out to review. So, I thought, why not?
Burrito Brothers is a bit of a challenge to find, if you don’t know where to look – it’s located on West University Avenue, right in front of Matherly Hall…but it’s behind the Presbyterian Student Center that’s facing the avenue, so you can’t really see it until you drive to the parking lot, behind the building. If you’re walking along University, you’ll see a sign and a path leading to the place.
Once I found it, I walked in through the gate pictured above. The place had tables and chairs outside, and a window at which you placed your order, and a second at which you picked it up. It reminded me of eating at the Miami-Dade County Fair, since you typically placed your order at a window and sat outside, and picked it up when you were called. The area was very nice – despite the fact that it was 1,000 °F (ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration…but it felt like it), it felt cool as trees provided shade. There wasn’t any indoor seating available at that point.
I ordered a pretty basic meal – a meat burrito and a lemonade to avoid imminent melting. I took a seat at one of the tables, and waited about 5 minutes before it was ready…so it was pretty fast. The food was good, and the lemonade definitely was a relief. It all came out to about $9.
All in all, a very nice spot to grab something quickly if you’re on the run, or to sit down and enjoy something if you have a little more time. I was a big fan of the seats outside…the only thing I would have changed would have been the heat.