After successfully navigating the streets downtown, we were able to find the spot. Mo was luckily enough to find a great parking spot on the street right in front of the restaurant.
When we got in, we took a look at the two menus. One had the two entrees of the day, and the other had a list of the different raw beverage offerings.
Feeling unsure, Mo and I asked our our lovely and warm server, Saidah. She recommended that we go for the raw burrito.
Man was I ever nervous! This is the first time that I've ever tried something like this and I was pretty anxious. I was pretty hungry and was just hoping that it would not only taste good...but would be filling and satisfying as well.
After a few minutes, our meals arrived. I liked what I saw.
Our delicious meal came out and it was presented beautifully. The burrito is wrapped in a collard leaf with chips on the side. I forget what is in the chips, but what I do know is that they were created with the help of a food dehydrator.
Mo and I gave each other "the countdown" before we took our first bites. Ok...three...two...one...*chomp*!"
Mo liked her raw burrito too :)
Now, the question is...did we finish our meals?
We both definitely had a preference when it came to the dips/toppings. We both enjoyed the cashew sour cream (interesting..as I love sour cream with tortilla chips in real life). I've never really been a fan of tomatoes. In fact, I requested that my burrito be made without tomatoes, which it was.
After we had finished eating, Saidah asked us if we wanted to try some dessert. Sure, why not? Mo got the peanut butter chocolate while I got the raspberry chocolate.
This is my chocolate raspberry dessert.
Mo's dessert is at the top of the pic. The desserts look pretty much the same from the outside. It was also delicious. My dessert looked wonderful on the inside!
Did we enjoy our desserts?
Mo also got a few drinks to go as well as a salad. I should have taken pictures of them...but I didn't. Next time! :)
Eating at Belmonte Raw was a new, but positive experience. I cannot remember how much the dessert costs, but the burritos cost $14.95 each. A little pricey, but at the same time, when we go to restaurants and order chicken strips with fries or over-sized pasta dishes...we never complain about prices for THOSE dishes...
Saidah really helped us decide on our meals. She was great! I look forward to coming back sometime soon.