Painted Burro is in the old Gargoyles space on Elm St in Davis Sq. It is by the same people behind Pizzeria Posto. The reviews have uniformly positive, so I put it on my 2013 to go list. Jes and I enjoyed their Sunday brunch today. I had a 10:30am reservation but it wasn’t needed, there were only a small handful of tables occupied. I started with an iced coffee horchata ($6) which is made with almond milk. It came in a huge stein, rimmed with cinnamon and sugar – delicious! We munched on freshly fried tortilla chips and salsa while we waited.
I had the “El Montanero,” ($13) crispy tortillas topped with chorizo, beans, fried plantain, rice, and 2 fried eggs. I was worried there would be too many competing flavors, but it all went together nicely. I really enjoyed it. The portion was extremely generous. My only complaint is that the eggs were a tad overcooked; I would have liked an oozing river of yellow yolk.
Jes had the French toast ($10), topped with caramelized plantains. I had a bite and it was delicious as well. She seemed to enjoy it as well.
Our server was attentive and friendly. I thought the prices were on the high side, but not unreasonable for the quality of the food. I will certainly return; The Yucatan Meatloaf caught my eye: “spicy ground sirloin loaf stuffed with chorizo, ham, chicharron, green olives & toasted almonds, 2 fried eggs, served open faced with red mole on thick toast”