Here's what's changed at Burrito Union

BY LAURA GRUHLKE | The Statesman Customers may have noticed some changes have been made to Burrito Union over the last couple of weeks.

There have been some changes made inside the restaurant like the addition of a wall, new television and bar stools. The changes are in place to make the restaurant more modern and up-to-date.

Looks aren’t the only new thing about Burrito Union though.

Changes have been made to the menu as well. The big changes include the addition of burgers to the menu. There are now two burger choices available: the basic Union Burger and the Ding Burger that includes Ding Sauce and pico de gallo.

If you are a fan of the jerk flavored wings, you are out of luck because they have been removed from the menu.

Another notable change is that the portion size of the nachos has gotten smaller.

Overall, the prices have raised and portion sizes have not.

Although I have heard of these changes, they did not affect me since this was my first time walking into Burrito Union.

Upon walking in you get a feel of the laid-back atmosphere. Then, with a bar in the center of the restaurant, you can tell there is a lot of drinking going on here.

Our waiter came over and greeted us with waters in hand. I thought that was a nice touch of excellent service. When we told him it was our first time here he seemed relieved that he didn’t have to give his new menu pitch.

When looking at the menu the first thing I tried to find is the build your own burrito option. Being a huge fan of Qdoba and Chipotle, I wanted to see how the prices compared.

The prices at first seemed relatively cheaper than that of Qdoba or Chipotle. Only $6.50 for a regular size burrito and $8 for a large seemed very fair to me. Until I noticed that with every topping you add it’s an additional 50 cents. Seeing that, I decided to go with a chicken quesadilla instead.

I am a lover of queso dip. Anytime I go anywhere that has it, I need it. Of course Burrito Union is no exception. I am a harsh critic when it comes to queso and I can say that this queso was actually very tasty. You can tell that it is made from real quality cheese. It had a very overpowering cheesy taste so I couldn’t eat too much without getting a stomachache, but with a taste that good it was worth it.

The atmosphere is definitely fun. With multiple sports games playing on the several televisions, they draw a large crowd around the bar. It seems like the perfect place to have a margarita or a different drink of your choice.

If you want to head over to Burrito Union there are a few things you should keep in mind.

If you are thinking about getting the nachos, maybe try something else to get more bang for your buck. Make sure you get the queso dip, but try to share with some friends. If you’re really craving a margarita try to head over on a Monday, as they are half price all day. Finally, if you’re feeling like Mexican food isn’t your thing, you can still go with the new burger options on the menu.

With the menu changes and despite the raise in price it’s still a fun place to hang out and get some good food and drinks.

Price: 2.5/5

Atmosphere: 4/5

Service: 4.5/5

Food: 3.5/5

Overall: 3.5/5

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