Aug 5, 2010
Cozy setting adds to experience at Habersham Village Barberitos has brought a cheery and comfortable atmosphere to a corner of Habersham Village, along with a detailed and delicious Southwestern menu that will satisfy the most demanding appetites at a reasonable cost. My wife and I dropped in on a recent weekday evening, and, after waiting for a few minutes for a decision-challenged customer to make up her mind, took our first look at the wall-mounted menu ourselves. We quickly understood her dilemma: There’s a lot to consider. I eventually settled on the Super Vegetarian Burrito ($5.89) in a spinach tortilla. (The other tortilla choices are flour, wheat and chipotle.) It came tightly packed with rice, pinto beans, guacamole, salsa, black olives, sliced onions and chopped cucumber. Spicy, but not sweat-inducing, this burrito was quite filling. I cut it in half, and briefly thought I’d be taking the second portion home, but it was too good to stop. And, for those of us watching our weight and cholesterol levels, there are many other comparatively healthy choices, including a Guacamole Salad with spinach leaves. Shelly went with the Grilled Salad ($6.59) and filled the crisp taco shell with steak, lettuce, black beans, salsa, cheese, sour cream and ranch dressing. She was surprised and delighted with the freshness of the ingredients and the blend of flavors. “This is the best taco salad I’ve ever had,” she said, as she broke up the shell and dipped it in the cheese sauce. The dining room is bright, and its walls lined with colorful artwork and flat-screen televisions. We sat in one of the comfortable booths, which, because of their high backs, lend a feeling of privacy to the experience. Along with the $1.59 drinks — sweet tea for Shelly, lemonade for me — it was a delightful dining experience for less than $20. My sole complaint was the Cheese Dip ($1.99), which I found to be thin and bland. The chips, on the other hand, were warm, thin, crisp and flavorful. Next time I’ll try them with some of the choices at the salsa bar.