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87 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS
- Chancery Lane Station (<0.1 km)
- Holborn Station (0.3 km)
- Contact us:
020 7404 6976
- Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 12 - 7pm
3A Beeches Avenue, London SM5 3LB
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24 reviews of Adobo in English
I went to Adobo when they first opened and intially gave them a 4 star rating, and offered them some feedback as someone who eats a lot of burritos at almost all the local burrito places.
I am pleased to report that their rating is now 5 stars :)
The meat is well prepared and very tasty (marinated for 12 hours apparently). The veg is fresh, as is the whole experience. The guacamole is probably the best in London and the hot habanero sauce is very good (I was prompted to try it after reading another review)!
Mark (the owner on-site) is as friendly as ever, and still just as receptive to feedback, so pop in and try one! You won’t be disappointed :)
The closest competition is probably Chipotle, Chilango and Daddy Donkey. Chipotle is more expensive and I’d say Adobo is on a par with Chilango but Adobo’s guacamole and much shorter queues give them the upper hand. They are loads better than Daddy Donkey in pretty much every respect. :D
Oh yeah, they also do small burritos that are cheaper than the regular size ones – great if you want to work on your portion control but still eat tasty food. And they have this special offer that I plan on taking advantage of more often – any burrito is £4 after about 5pm, making them by far the best value if you go at that time!
I now find it very difficult to go past Adobo and not have a delicious burrito!
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kabulawayo, 13 December 2010:
Best burrito in London. After years of disappointment at the inability of London burrito joints to create a good tasty spicy burrito, I've finally found deliciousness wrapped in a tortilla and served with finger licking guacamole and fresh salsa.
Thank you, sweet Jesus!
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It's hard to describe how good these burritos are, but compared to others that I've had in London they blow the competition out of the water. Mark (front of house, co-owner) is a really smiley and cheerful guy - they all clearly believe in the food they are making, which I know sounds cliched, but it's true, and you can see it.
The food its self is awesome, my favourite being pork, but the beef is stunning too. The big burrito is enough to make you full right the way through till supper, and like the above people have said, the guacamole is outstanding.
IF you're stuck for what to do for lunch, and haven't tried this place then it comes highly recommended.
- UPDATE *
Headed down to Adobo again the other day (got that burrito feeling) and the queue was spilling out to the edge of the pavement. (I think the secret is out) - but get this for awesome customer service: Mark was handing out little pots of guacamole and tortillas to stave the hunger while people waited.
Properly blown away by that gesture. The people queuing were pretty pleased with it too!
Having patiently waited eight (very long) weeks to experience this beautiful gem that is Adobo, I can happily reflect back and say it is worth each and every juicy mouthful. The crisp salad was as fresh as a crunch of newly cut grass and the flavours were rich enough to excite all my sleepy tastebuds. The apollo chicken salad burrito is intensely satisfying; this same satistaction is echoed by my friend Nazma who adored her generously sized meatball burrito. An excellent setting for a friendly catch up, business meeting or for independent diners (especially with the lovely staff to keep you happy). We were very impressed with the 'stain glass' effect window artwork coupled with one of the very few places to sell the original Brazilian drink guarana antarctica - Adobo is going from strength to strength. I am looking forward to my Easter visit - thank you Mark and the Adobo Team!!! :-)
I work in the City which is not short of a burrito restaurant - Poncho No 8 (horrendously slow & disorganised), Tortilla (average), Daddy Donkey - to name just a few, so being the new kid on the block, Adobo had its work cut out.
Was beginning to hear some positive things about these guys so I headed over to check it out. I had the barbacoa burrito with guacamole & salsa verde, and I really liked it. The meat was top notch and I was really impressed with the guacamole. They tend to be very generous with the portions so you need to keep an eye on the staff, otherwise you'll end up with a burrito the size of your head!
It's true what the other reviews have said about the owner - Mark is extremely customer-focused and very keen to get feedback.
In the words of a certain Austrian robot, "I'll be back".
One of the many burrito restaurants in the High Holborn area, Adobo is the best I've tried so far. Top quality ingredients, rapid service and truly excellent taste. It's also the priciest of the local options, at over £8 for a shredded beef burrito with guacamole and a drink! Definitely a special occasion option rather than everyday.The burritos are not quite as large as some of the offerings from local competition, but frankly are more than adequate. After eating here, you'll feel satisfied, perhaps even 'full', but not bloated by stodge. This is simple, clean food at its very best.
The restaurant operate a loyalty scheme, with a free burrito after buying eight.
I spied this little place the other day with a very large queue (1:10pm rush!) and knew it would be worth a nibble. I wasn't disappointed.
Lean, well-seasoned meat is served in generous portions, the option of adding various sauces, white or brown rice, beans, guacamole, fresh salsa and other extras and seasonings allows for the perfect lunch. I plumped for the tacos and was even offered different meats in each of the three (perfect if you can't choose!), which I gladly tried.
Although not the cheapest lunch (c.£8 for tacos, tortilla chips and bottle of drink), it's certainly very good value for money and very filling. I only just squeezed the third taco in!
The best aspect though was the excellent service - not forceful or fake, but genuinely pleasant and courteous.
I think I've found my new lunchtime favourite!
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 to do things their own way. And it's definitely a good way.
The burritos are generously portioned, well-packed, and incredibly tasty - the barbacoa was exciting and flavoursome, and the carnitas was an excellent example of how to cook this meat (more delicate but not bland). I tried the meatball burrito one visit, which wasn't to my taste but was an interesting diversion.
To drink along with the softdrinks & juices you can also choose Mexican filter coffee from Union Coffee Roasters - a cheeky brew with a pleasant citrussy kick, and one which has been deliberately sought out by the restaurant's friendly owner, Mark. It's also worth mentioning that he listens to his customers, and in the few times I've visited Adobo since they opened it's gotten better and better.
Priced just on the cheap side of "competitively", Adobo makes for an excellent quality and great value burrito experience, and one which I'm happy to go back to again and again.
really great restaurant. Not the cheapest option around at face value but you won't need to eat till dinner afterwards so forget the 4pm kitkat. Very healthy, everything seems freshly made. Good loyalty scheme.
Thoroughly impressed with this place. Holborn has long needed a quality Mexican option, and these guys have hit the nail on the head.
Friendly staff, fresh food, and portions that would feed an army, you have to visit this place.
Word of advice: Always add chorizo!
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