Berkeley's Udupi Palace has undergone a quick
switcheroo conversion under owner Uday Shetty. The popular dosa vendor is reopening splitting his restaurant into two, keeping his existing restaurant, and opening Fresco Burrito—a curious change indeed, considering Shetty will remain owner. On the menu is everything you would expect from your average Mexican joint, no dabbling with gourmet tacos or Indian-Mexican mash-up burritos here. The lamb burrito, however, is a surprise alongside the usual carne asada and chicken options.
With nothing over $10, Fresco will probably be a welcome addition for all the budget-conscious students and Trader Joe's shoppers in the neighborhood—that is if the dosa master can prove his prowess in the Mexican genre. Udupi Palace lovers need not fret. Shetty is keeping University Avenue open as well as the other outposts—spanning from Sunnyvale to New York—open. Please share early thoughts on Fresco Burrito in the comments or over the ever-ready EaterWire.
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