I was looking for a burger place near TriBeCa when I stumbled upon Breakroom Burger and Tacos. First, the combination of burger and tacos was fairly interesting, although there is already Burger and Lobster, so why not that one! Then, it is in the heart of Chinatown, between a bail bondsman and an acupuncturist. Small place for sure, it is better to either come early or with a small party. When we arrived, we were lucky to be able to sit in the last two tables available, next to the counter that was blasting some terrible music that I hoped would never be in a Christmas gift.
So, we ordered at the counter and I admit waited for a long time to get our food, the kitchen being probably tiny and a bit backed up. So, as we waited, we enjoyed a delicious house made mint lemonade that was quite refreshing.
Then our food came. Jodi decided to go for the tempura avocado sandwich that was composed of a piping hot avocado tempura style, lettuce, tomato and the house sauce. She added some mushroom to it.
On my side, I went for their signature burger, The Breakroom Burger, made of a 6oz beef patty, confit crispy pork, onion ring, an egg, jalapenos, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle and house sauce. That is like a heart attack on a plate, although I was really reasonable, as I did not add a second patty...
This was a delicious burger, very flavorful and juicy, but not because of the meat, but because of the pork belly that was fantastic. The first bite was divine: you get the confit pork belly flavor mixed with the beef, as well as the egg and pickles that added a nice crunch complementing the one from the onion ring. The cheese and yolk adding some smoothness to that incredible taste, although I wished the yolk was runnier. The beef patty was slightly overcooked, but it did not matter as the other elements of the burger made it succulent. I should mention that I thought there would be some more heat with the jalapeno, but there was just a little bit of it, not enough for my taste.
With our burgers, we decided to order some tater tots that were very good, crispy and not greasy.
So we had good burgers at Breakroom Burger and Tacos. Would I go back? Definitely, but I would stick with the burgers and would try their classic with a double patty...My only regret was that they did not have any milkshakes to go with it. It helps me digest...
Enjoy (I did)!
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