Located on Pancheri Drive, a couple doors down from Pick Me Up, there is a seemingly out-of-place Mexican restaurant that recently opened its doors. Revolution Burrito is one of the newest restaurant additions to the Idaho Falls area, but are the burritos really revolutionary?
At first glance, the establishment is a bright and open space despite the lobby being on the smaller side with just a few tables and a bar seat facing the window. Upon arrival, a staff member is there to greet customers and begin taking orders quickly. The restaurant is set up in a way that food is ordered at the register, then the rest of the crew begins making the food. This setup allows fast and efficient food production, which is a goal Revolution Burrito focuses on. In addition to the main lobby and dining area, they also have a drive-thru.
Revolution Burrito offers a few different build-your-own meals including burritos, salads, and bowls. The meals begin by first choosing a protein, with several options to choose from: chicken adobo, mojo pork carnitas, steak, or fajita veggies and guacamole. Second, the addition of various add-ons such as cilantro-lime white rice, black or pinto beans, a variety of salsa, and cilantro-tomatillo ranch is available. Extra toppings include sour cream, shredded cheese, and lettuce. Their side options come in regular and large sizes and consist of chips with either queso, guac, or salsa. They offer Coke products, water, apple juice, and chocolate milk. Revolution Burrito also offers a kids’ quesadilla with the choice of milk, apple juice, or a mini fountain drink.
At Revolution Burrito, I had a burrito with chicken adobo (recommended by the staff), cilantro-lime rice, black beans, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, and cilantro-tomatillo ranch with a side of chips and queso. The size of the burrito was nothing too spectacular, but the flavor of the chicken adobo sauce helped compensate for the average size. The chicken adobo had more of a spicy taste, but when combined with the rice, beans, and ranch, there was a satisfying blend of flavors. Overall the burrito was quite enjoyable, and the only critique is the sauce was a bit liquidy and messy. The chips and queso were the perfect addition to the burrito. A large bag of freshly made chips salted and covered with lime juice and a white queso with cilantro and diced tomatoes greatly complimented each other. The lobby was a spacious dining area filled with bright, inviting light. The tables were placed far enough apart that it was not cramped. The line made ordering and picking food up virtually effortless.
The answer to whether Revolution Burrito has revolutionary burritos is both yes and no. This restaurant is a fresh start and the beginning of something new, but the burritos do not necessarily have a life changing wow factor that sets them apart. Revolution Burrito is an establishment with quality food along with fast and friendly service; they are burritos definitely worth trying.