Serving fast, fresh Mexican food in London since 2005. Authentic Mexican cuisine is our insp show less
100-101 Leather Lane, London EC1N 7TP
- Farringdon Station (0.3 km)
- Chancery Lane Station (0.7 km)
- City Thameslink Station (0.8 km)
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- Opening hours:
Monday to Friday, 11 am to 3 pm
. Vantage House, Weir Rd, London SW19 8UX
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40 reviews of Daddy Donkey in English
I don’t think I can quite bring myself to give a street vendor a 5 star review, but yes – the burritos here are super.
If, like me, you were hoping for a sit-down restaurant and perhaps didn’t read the reviews on Qype properly, then you are in for a disappointment. Daddy Donkey (I should have known by the name!) is a street vendor, and your burritos are served from a van.
Also you should probably know that the hours are limited; it trades only at the same time as the rest of the market on Leather Lane. I’m only mentioning this because I came one evening having heard about it only to find there was no such restaurant. That’s because the van had packed up and gone home many hours before…
It’s great during the day, though, and you should go and take your burrito to a nearby square and sit and eat it!
Great burrito place! On a very competitive stretch of street food vendors (Leather Lane), Daddy Donkey ALWAYS has long queues during Friday lunchtimes. Having tried several other burrito places in London, this comes a close second to my favourite, Chilango.
The London Insider
A little weary of the hype living up to expectations we picked a gloomy early week day to tube it over to Leather Lane and see if Daddy Donkey was in fact God's gift to burritos.
A little surprised to find it operating out of a little market stall at first, but it makes sense given the street food ethic of the place - and it has indeed found its perfect home. The queue snaked along a little path marked out with rope but passed remarkably quickly an before I knew it I was trying to rattle off the combo I'd been planning off the board. It came out as something like 'Steak burrito. Medium. Um, everything please' and everything came. And it was amazing - all bits in harmonious balance from the cheese to the spicyness to the soft salty meat.
So Daddy Donkey takes the crown for Burrito of Lodon for me. Only draw back is that as it's a tube ride away from the office I'd love a covered space there to guzzle it then and there.
Comment 1 comment on this review
mclorie, 10 January 2012:
Staff who don't understand English, get your orders wrong, portions so small should be criminal, and customer service which is rude and abrasive. Ive been to street traders in Bangkok with more personality and manners than this lot.
Whenever I get to London this is a must-do!
Burritos can be ordered in different degrees of spicyness up to something you would consider to be a biological weapon. :-)
For less than 10 Pounds you can have a delicious lunch including soft drinks and tip.
I miss a place like this here in Düsseldorf. :-(
I've been wanting to try Daddy Donkey for a good number of months now, and I finally dragged a friend here today! From what I could tell he had never really had a burrito before (I'm a burrito fanatic), but we both got fajita burritos, mine veggie and his steak. The one downside to mine was that they forgot to put in the guacamole, or maybe I'm just supposed to tell them, I guess since guacamole might be foreign and weird to some? No matter, it was still very tasty. However I did make the mistake of going for the hottest salsa and couldn't finish my burrito because my eyes were tearing up so badly!
My friend fared much better and seemed to really like his burrito, saying he was pleasantly surprised.
Knowing and loving Chipotle, I'm not sure which is better, taste-wise. They're about at the same level, although I believe Chipotle in England doesn't offer fajita burritos (they do in America) so it's a bummer. Considering, however, that Daddy D is about £1 less than those at Chipotle, next time I'm craving one of them beauties if it's lunch time I'm going for Daddy D :D
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