Update: This restaurant has moved from the location discussed here.
|It’s Bell Street Burritos|
The first that that hits you in this place is the decor. Behind the counter is a huge, subway tile wall that spells out the words Bell Street. There is a gigantic antique industrial fan in the ceiling of the center area. The booths are amazingly retro. The turquoise and red combo, with faux basketweave… makes my retro-loving heart sing. Lastly, there is just all sorts of vintage signs, paintings, old portraits, and other cool old things all over the walls – including a set of teeth?! Or casts of teeth. Either way the effect is the same, haha.
|Our extremely atmospheric booth. The portrait, old lamp, slides and the seats… love. So much love.|
Anyway! Food. It’s a fairly basic menu – burritos, quesadillas, or tacos. Chicken, pork, beef, or shrimp. Free upgrades are onions, cilantro, jalapeno, and your choice of three salsas. Additional toppings are additional cost. Base price between $6.50 and $7.00, depending on your meat.
|These mamas are biiiiiiig. I should have taken a picture before attacking, but I couldn’t help myself.|
We both got pork: I got mine with green salsa, onions, cilantro, and jalapeno. Adam got it with cilantro, onions and red salsa. We also ponied up the extra $.50 apiece to have our burritos grilled. The union of the slow-cooked beans with the tender, smoky pork is mind-numbingly tasty. And the way the heat from the grill melded the cheese and rice to the inside surface of the tortilla in some unholy, melty, carb-tastic menage a trois. Oh. Em. Gee.
Our one regret was springing for the $1.95 chips and salsa. The chips were nothing special, and the salsas are actually freely available, so we pretty much gained nothing. Oh and the burritos were practically the size of my forearm, so there was no room for chips anyway.
|A larger perspective of the general area.|
|A close-up of our booth’s decor.|
TLDR: Cheap given the large portion sizes. Damn tasty. Awesome atmosphere. And we’re glad to have found it. We feel that it beats the pants off of Willy’s, Moe’s and the like. General approval. 4.5 stars.
Bell Street Burritos
1663 Howell Mill Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30318