Albany >Bombers Burrito Bar
Amazing Burritos and even better wings.
We go there constantly. I love their huge burritos, especially the bbq pork And while they are best known for burritos, their flavored wings are very reasonable and taste wonderful. I like the garlic ones the best.
And there is no better place to go on your birthday, where they give you an enormous Margaritta that is big enough for for people for free.
The best place to sit is upstairs by the window overlooking Lark Street. If you don't want waitress service then downstairs may do, but it is kind of dark an dingy there
The service is pleasant and efficient and I think anyone visiting Albany should go there at least once.
Not the cleanest place. It seems a good idea has given way to a place that now relies on it's "History". The tables are filthy, and that makes me wonder about the kitchen, out of view. The employees seem more worried about tips than actual work performance. My burrito was cold to boot. The Schenectady location is better, great upstairs. However, the Lark St. version is just a dirty mess......
It's great! As long as you're drinking.... I used to fancy Bomber's much more than I do today. If you are looking for expensive and overly sweet drinks in a loud environment, then this is your place. But if you are looking for a burrito with rice that is cooked all the way through and cheese that may actually be melted...then this is not for you. Have some of the drinks first and you will not notice, but if you want a burrito that is good when you are sober, head to Burrito Joe's on Columbia Street (Just off of Pearl). You will not be disappointed.
Great prices for outstanding food and atmosphere. We were in town for a wedding and read about Bombers online. We saw the menu online and were immediately attracted to the super cheap prices. It was around 8:30pm on a Saturday. It was a comfortable size that we didn't feel lost but still open enough to avoid the girl celebrating her 21st birthday. We waited 15 minutes for a table but the bar kept us entertained and had some good drink specials. We got the mini tacos and nachos supreme as apps and the veggie burrito and beef tacos as our entrees. The apps filled us up and we ended up taking home the entire entree. Did not even take one bite of them. We were stuffed and the food was so good. Would def go again.
A pretty cool place..
Bomber's is a pretty chill place with a good atmosphere and ginormously-hugetastic burritos.
Not the fanciest place, but heck, if you want fancy, go to some place with a hard-to-pronounce french name. If you want to eat Mexican-ish food with your friends, go to Bombers.
An Albany must.
Simply stated: unless you're wearing a suit, you have to go here.
The food is absolutely incredible. Mind you, it's not really Mexican food in the traditional sense, but after you taste it you won't care. The burritos are HUGE (but prepare to get a little messy), reasonably priced, and you can choose between speed (downstairs) or ambiance (upstairs). Getting a table on weekend nights and on trivia nights can be very difficult, and they don't take reservations, but the wait for a table can be easily mitigated by a few good drinks at the bar.
I love this place, and unless you can't deal with a young crowd I don't know why you wouldn't.
Meh.. I would say Bombers is more hype than quality. The burritos are sub-par at best, except for the BBQ Tofu, and thats mostly just because I like BBQ Tofu. There are better places to get a burrito... The service is usually pretty poor and drinks are a little pricier than average. The food leaves me thinking "Where is the Love!?"
Worst Bar On Lark Street. Don't eat here unless you want to be disapointed..
Bombers is probably the worst place in all of Albany to get a burrito (or any food, for that matter). The burritos are tasteless and always fall apart - you are lucky if the meat is warm even if you eat in! The Nachos are disgusting and I think they put brown sugar in the meat?
The birthday margarita (as others have said) is based upon whether or not the staff is in the mood to serve you one. Which is another thing, the staff is rude and inattentive.
Overall, a fun place to hang out if you are drinking cheap beer late at night - but stay away from the food (because it's gross) and drinks (because they are expensive).
If you want a good burrito or any other taco/nacho/mexican type food go to Moe's! Much better!
Average burritos, Lousy drinks/service.
Although they advertise a "free giant birthday margarita", be wary of this. On the night of my birthday (a Saturday) at midnight I ordered one only to be refused on several grounds:
1) they'd made too many already
2) it costs a lot to make one (what??)
3) it wasn't my "actual" birthday that day so it was against the rules because some people try to come twice. Offering to write my name down so I couldn't come back tomorrow didn't fly with them either. As if I would come back again with a group of friends to go bar-hopping on a Sunday night anyway.
Ridiculous. I'd had friends order the margarita under the same circumstances before.
AND we'd all ordered a round of drinks and they were (as others have pointed out) overpriced. $9 or $10.
The food - everybody raves about the burritos, but I found them lackluster and way too huge. The sweet potato fries are good, but that's about it.
All in all, doesn't live up to the hype.
This review is strictly about the food-- we've only ordered take out so I can't speak for the atmosphere, drinks, etc. When we first moved to Albany about 4 months ago, we heard rave reviews about Bombers. Our first night in Albany we got burritos to go, and they were horrible. They were cold and soggy and my boyfriend and I could not finish them. We hadn't returned until recently, when we decided to give it a second shot. He ordered the vegetarian burrito and I ordered the loaded nachos. His burrito was once again TERRIBLE (same problem, cold and soggy, fell apart right away, no flavor), and my nachos were equally bad (cheese was not melted, chili was awful, we could've made the same thing at home for a lot cheaper and it would've tasted better). Neither of us finished our dinner.
Being a burrito lover, I really expected a lot more for a place that receives such great reviews. We were very disappointed. I would not recommend Bombers.
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