Being San Franciscans, we couldn’t pass up a trip to Dolores, a burrito joint in Berlin that boasts “authentic” Mission-style burritos. Well. We’ll be the judge of that! Harumph! I say! *monocle*! Here is the umpteenth review of the place that will hopefully satisfy your curiosity, at least for a little while.
One thing’s for sure: they’ve got the drink selection down. All the staples are here: Negra Modelo, Dos Equis, Pacifico, Anchor Steam (!), bottles of Coke, and uh… Pellegrino and “Bionade.” Good enough.
This bottle of Anchor is a rare case of something being imported FROM the USA. Welcome to bizarro world:
Here’s Anna dwelling where her apartment once stood, but was then coldly replaced by a doorway:
The burritos arrive, but unfortunately, negative points must already be assigned:
- the burritos are loosely packed and wrapped in plastic and paper rather than aluminum foil
- the chips are very thin, few in number, and cost €1.30
Pretty tasty guacamole, though.
The interior of my burrito. Unfortunately, more negative points:
- The carnitas is not freshly cooked
- I ordered pinto beans, I got “refried beans”
- The rice is also kind of mushy
- The salsa roja has three “fire” icons next to it on the menu but is less than mild in comparison to pretty much any salsa I’ve had in San Francisco
- The tortilla isn’t warm, and is obviously not cooked in lard like it is at Cancun or Farolito
But probably the biggest offender: there is lettuce in the burrito! Like, mouthfuls of the stuff. Where am I, Qdoba?
But despite all my whining, Dolores still serves what is, by all definitions, a burrito. Maybe not as authentic as the stuff you’d get in the Mission itself, but you walk away with a stomach packed with pretty much the same ingredients, so you can’t complain THAT much.