Here on my blog you can always find tips on brunch and dinner in Toronto. But since I started to work in a co-working space once a week I’m discovering new places for lunch in the city. And when we have to choose a place to lunch on a workday, budget is important.
That’s why I’m starting this new “series” showing some good places to lunch in Toronto without breaking the bank.
The first one was my husband’s recommendation. We went to Wilbur Mexicana at King St W to taste their burritos bowls. I would dare to say “one of their famous burrito bowls” because the line was huge. A lot of people go there at lunch time. So, do what we did, we went just before noon.
I would say it’s a fast food restaurant but it’s really not “that fast food”. You order and pay at the bar, then you can have a seat and wait for them to bring your food. The prices are affordable and the food is way better than you’d expect from a fast food place (you know, that Mexican fast food..).
I ordered The Original burrito bowl ($11.95) which comes with a base of rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, jack & oaxaca cheese, sour cream and a protein of your choice. I chose carne asada (roasted meat).
I loved it because both rice and beans were well seasoned (something not that common) and all the other ingredients worked perfectly together. You can also serve yourself with a variety of sauces and more pico de gallo (why not?). They also offer a “tropical” version of that traditional Mexican salad with pineapples.
Hubby ordered Cali Burrito Bowl ($11.95). The main difference is, instead of beans, it comes with sweet potatoes. He’s not a big fan of beans like me.
As I mentioned, there’s a “sauce bar” and I got the “suave” one. It’s a little more spicy than I expected because “suave” means something like “mild” in Portuguese and Spanish, and that was definitively not mild! But I liked it. Just be sure to taste it before you put a lot on your plate.
This place is a good option for an affordable yet enjoyable meal in Downtown Toronto. It was so nice that we went back there several times later.