Mr Frisky's guide to Mexican awesomeness - aka Seeking the perfect burrito
I'm obsessed with burritos. There. I've said it. And so it seems reasonable to gather a hitlist of all the places that I've been to feed my burrito habit. To wit, you're reading this.
Part of the group Mexican food in London
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56 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4NB
020 7637 3732
mrfrisky wrote on 30-09-2010 “When the Burrito Event Horizon has been reached and every shop is selling these tasty parcels of Mexican-style lunchtime goodness, I predict that there will still be queues outside Benito's Hat. And for quite good reason. Their ingredients are consistently high-quality and tasty, and the staff...” more...
100-101 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TP
mrfrisky wrote on 19-10-2010 “After months of hearing epic tales of Daddy Donkey from my closest network of burrito fanciers, my visit there today was completely by accident after walking to another nearby burrito vendor and finding it closed. My colleague’s eyes lit up, and he said in an excited low whisper, "We could...” more...
114-116 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0JR
020 7836 9491
Eltigreblanco wrote on 14-07-2012 “I'm told that there are three Chipotle outlets in London ( the newest opening on St Martin's Lane , just round the corner from here on the 17th of July). For those not familiar, this is an American chain, to the point where store openings and training are done by a team flown over from the US. What...” more...
142 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2BP
020 7353 6761
mrfrisky wrote on 02-11-2010 “If you go to Chilango at lunchtime the queue stretches the length of the building. Of course it does. These are damn fine burritos. Normally having to queue for things drives me mad, however at Chilango for some reason all it served to do was heighten my anticipation for the arrival of the...” more...
mrfrisky wrote on 14-03-2011 “What's even better than a new burrito place opening up in London? Well, not much really. Adobo at Holborn is a brand new place, independent of the other burrito shop clusters (because "chain" has to wrong connotations, I think) we know and love, and it's this independence that gives them a chance...” more...
mrfrisky wrote on 16-04-2012 “Atmosphere-free refit of an atmosphere-free refit of a former Pret: El Mexicana seems to churn out a solid burrito, although doesn't come near some of its neighbours. Nevertheless, the Barbecoa meat was flavoursome and mid-way between dry & moist. The wrap was performed a little naively and felt...” more...
Unit 11a 106 Southwark Street, Southwark, London SE1 0TA
020 7620 0285
mrfrisky wrote on 23-06-2010 “In this world, you can't go far wrong with food that starts with a flat circle of stuff. Pizza is awesome. Pancakes are awesome. A kebab can get you through in a tight situation. Pasties are quite popular, and that's just a Cornish pizza that's been folded in half. And I ain't met nobody who...” more...
5 Charlotte Place, London W1T 1SF
020 7580 5048
donTariq wrote on 30-03-2012 “The closest thing to a real burrito I’ve had since I was last in Mexico. By far, my favorite burrito joint in London… and apparently other people’s favorite too (the queue was lengthy). Still, for American expats craving the Mexi-Cali tastes of Chipotle, go to Benito’s Hat around the corner...” more...
24 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7PD
mrfrisky wrote on 21-08-2012 “A friend told me that there are no decent burrito places down this end of London, and seeing Freebird's name above the door made my heart leap for a second: their cart up in Goodge Street was reasonable, so surely this would be of similar quality, right?I ordered the standard benchmark grilled...” more...
mrfrisky wrote on 08-03-2011 “Finding myself in need of a bite and in the Villiers Street area I figured I might as well go check out Lupita: any opportunity to check out a potential new source of burritos has got to be a good thing, right? In summary, "Okay". What these guys served up under the description "burrito" was...” more...
26 Berwick Street, London W1F 8RG
020 7434 0518
mrfrisky wrote on 02-11-2010 “If there is a Burrito kingdom in London, then this place is its equivalent of Slough. My learned burrito-eating work colleague and I keenly ventured through Soho in search of this place, and he was initially optimistic about it, saying that it had an authentic taqueria feel about it. I mused...” more...
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