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Whether I wake up drunk, hung over or just good old plain sober, the #1 breakfast burrito is always a good choice. I know what you're thinking...it might seem a bit bland due to its simple eggs/cheese/beans combo, but appearances can be deceiving. No meat to worry about, no elbow grease, just a damn good hunk of flavor taste. I always have to ask for more salsa, though. They seem to be getting stingier and stingier with it as time goes by. What's up with handing over those small-ass containers featuring roughly two drops of salsa?! Bring back the bigger ones, because I know I'm not the only one bitching about this stupid stuff.
I find myself at Burrito King about 3 times a month, mostly between 2 AM and 3 AM. The food is pretty good, considering I get more than my fill for under $5 in the Small Nachos King. The late-night service used to be great every time but as of a few months ago when a new guy started working the window, I find myself going to Taco Bell instead. On two occasions I could hear this guy making fun of me in Spanish, one of which was while I handed him a tip. Another time he and I would imagine the rest of the late night staff closed 45 minutes early.I'll go back because I'm hooked, but only when the guy with long hair is working.
Believe it or not, the Burrito King is more than just 2am post bar food. Their tacos are quite good. Their tamales are excellent. Overall, you won't be dissatisfied with a trip to the King.
I love this place. It used to be the best place to go when you're drunk. Now it's the best place to go whenever you're hungry. This is all for one reason: (memorize the following..) MEXICAN STYLE CORN SOFT TACOS WITH PORK PASTOR. Write it down on a post-it, stick it on yr dashboard and refer to it when you pull up to order. Yes the service is hit or miss. It has gotten much cleaner though, and although it's only friendly when the owner, Jesse, is working, it is worth it all for the aforementioned tacos and a pineapple Jarritos. Make sure they include a few wedges of lime. Is it bad for your cholesterol? Yes. But your soul will be healthier than ever.
I've only been there a couple of times... but I found it to be pretty fast and tasty (got the potato/egg burrito). The hot sauce is good. Perhaps I haven't been going long enough to have a complaint. So far so good! And the prices are totally reasonable. But please make the veggie burrito cheaper!
We've been eating there a long time and always found the quality of their food to be hit-or-miss. But the service has been consistently bad: underqualified and apathetic workers. Lately, though, everything has gone downhill.
The last time we ate there I was seriously worried that the guy working (sounds like the same one mentioned in the February 2007 review) would get my very simple order of 5 hardshell tacos wrong. Then the taco shells were stale, the food was lukewarm, and the red sauce appeared to be watered down (not at all like it's been before; usually it's really good).
I don't plan on eating there again.
I've been going to Burrito King for years and have never had a problem until they got that dirty new guy a few months ago. He shows up late and he has NEVER gotten my order right. Not once! (And I order the same thing every time and have for years). The food has gotten AWFUL; it's seriously going downhill.
But that's not the gross part. I went there this morning to get my usual order of veggie nachos with extra sour cream and an hour later I was hugging the toilet, vomiting. I called my dad, who is a chemist for the FDA, and he said that it didn't sound like it was the food itself that was making me sick, rahter, that the person handeling my food didn't wash his hands. And I've seen the person handeling my food. He looks like they found him drunk on the street. He's absolutely disgusting! And to think that I have his nasty unwashed hands touching my food makes me sick(er).
Don't get me wrong, I use to ::love:: Burrito King, but I am fed up with their new service and "quality". I will NOT be going back for a very, very long time.
Burrito King fills the wonderful void being about the only place you can enjoy both sober and otherwise. Good food at a good price (although I am still perplexed why the vegetarian burrito is a buck more then the meaty ones). And the red sauce is the hottness...literally and figuratively.
If you don't mind grease running down your arm while you eat a burrito, this place is for you. Unhealthy, but very tasty.
So the food is great, but the service was horrible. I went there on a saturday morning (2:30am) and on Monday morning (2:40 am) and the girl taking the orders was rude and near violent towards customers. Now I know that it is a pain to deal with drunk people, but if you are not going to at least be indifferent about the comments you should not be scheduled to work at night. I know for a fact that I will never go back there for a late night snack. Pyramid is right next door and the staff is much more friendly.
Good for breakfast after a late night.
forget about mcdonald's version of mexican food (aka: Chipotle) the KING is the best burrito in town, and the tacos rock too!
This place is just like Chipolte only without the good food. Seriously, what part of the cow do they get their beef from? It be nastier than a muthaf*cka!
If it's 2am and you've just finished drinking and pulling bong hits, that's the time to go to Burrito King. Otherwise, you better make a run for the border, beeyotch!
This place is a living legend. When it's last call and you're done drinking for the night and you're looking for that special something to hit the spot, this is it. I am 31 now and graduated from KU in 98. Many of my nights in Lawrence were spend drinking with my friends and trying to hook-up up with girls, but I was extremely unfortunate with the latter. So instead of going home alone, I picked up Burrito King to fill the void in my belly and bed. The best thing about it is that she is a cheap date; "the king" will fill you up for $3 bucks... So if you're are like me i.e. a loveable loser and you have a good all American appetite and it's 2:00 am go and get yourself a little bundle of love at "the king"!!!
Big soggy burritos with black olives?
I had the worst breakfast tacos. I was a little hung over, tired and very hungry. I got a soggy mess of goo. Who puts black olives on breakfast tacos?
Burrito King, it's not just for drunks anymore! That should be their new slogan. The food has improved over the years, and I kinda like the chicken torta.
burrito kings food is really good as long as you can order something that doens't get you sick. I have ate their a lot and really like there food but there nachos are greasiest thing you could order in lawrence. I haven't ate a place that was so good and gotten sick so much any where else. Good food, but a risky buy.
Those burritos are good, but don't eat them while your sober.
There's just one thing to say... homemade tortillas! No other "Mexican" restaurant in this area even comes close because of that! If you're daring, try the barbacoa! It'll be greasy, it'll have your cholesterol levels through the roof, but you'll be thanking yourself and wondering how you ever got through life without a good, homemade, barbacoa taco!
When I leave Lawrence, this is one of the places I will miss the most. The food isn't spectacular, but it is CHEAP, so what do you expect? There is no better place to get fed after a night out, and the guys (always GUYS) who work there are incredibly patient and friendly. I've never had to wait more than two minutes, unless there was a line.
It is very hard for me to rate this place, being a Southern California transplant my standards are very high for mexican food and KC is subpar in that department. They get tamales and carnitas right, half of the time their burritos are substandard but everyone I know think it's good all of time. Most people have never drank Horchata, try it, its great, only reason why I don't have this place below average. As with most places I put this on a place as try most of the menu items and when you find one or two items they do well go back and order when you want them. For people that don't like their tamales, they are the way homemade tamales are supposed to be, but just like your mom's cooking sometimes better then usual sometimes worse.
I didn't know what a good burrito was (and believe me, I've had my more-than-fair share of big-as-your-head burritos!) until I tried the King's potato & egg breakfast burrito. this creamylicious hunk of comfort food will satiate you for hours. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200 until you pass the window at The Burrito King. Long live the King!
A great, family-run business whose drive-through is never backed up and whose food is always fresh and filling. Fantastic red and green salsa, as well. Support them and boycott Taco Bell!
I've been eating burrito king for a long time. The're always trying to improve their business, have a value for customer satisfaction and work hard to provide good customer service. They not only do this during normal work hours, but untill 3a.m. long after most the restuarant owners have gone home and been watching reality t.v.
Gotta love it. Quality ingredients and excellent prices make this place a favorite of more than just the students.
There is NOTHING.. I mean NOTHING like a number one and a pop after a hard day of study! I realize that many eat here after a long evenng of bar hopping however, there are many more egg headed types who partake of the late night ambrosia...
The burritos rock, so does the nachos...The tamales taste like playdough....But other than that, no complainst....Could be a little more consistent with the green sauce recipe.
The kitchen is always open during business hours.
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