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I appreciate burritos. Do you (appreciate burritos)?
I am not a fan. I think i used ot be, or I pretended ot be. i find the soft torillas get soggy and fall apart. It's ok if oyu can just dig in with a fork or your hands, but to try to eat like a 'wrap' is implsisble if you've crammed it full of the good stuff. and it always feels like it's missing something. Salt? Garlic? I think i'd like a garlicky burrito but you don't seem to get those.
And they're too big. I nearly died eating one a couple of months ago in Illegal Jack's (haggis burrito- the closest I've come to really liking a burrito- until it fell apart all down my front.)
you need to work on your burrito-eating technique
or go home and be a family man
doesn't matter that much, really.
I realise this is stating the obvious, but it pains me to think of anyone missing out on burritos.
the tortilla, though, that's the problem. Always tastes doughy and limp and undercooked, I feel sick thinking about it actually, it's making my skin crawl.
are the best. Just plain flour and water, knead it, roll 'em out, 30 seconds each side in a dry pan = bosh. They're really chewy and resilient, not like the pappy ones from supermarkets.
Might try this. I like the filling but it's that squidgygooeymush tortilla that gives me the heaves.
this is 100% correct. Tortillas are definitely the biggest payoff for making them yourself. Most important burrito element and the supermarket ones just don't even come close.
To make corn ones tho. Shame.
you're still one of the good ones. Also, if you hadn't posted that I might not have heard of haggis burrito.
Who does the best veggie burrito?
but I'd worry about getting into a bit of one-up(wo)manship about burritos places and I want to keep this about the love for burritos.
(PM ME WITH THE ANSWER SOMEONE)
went to their website, it says sign up for free burritos for 1 year. This is a joke or something isn't it?
but they're just market stalls afaik, one on berwick st and one at mount pleasant that i know of.
their salsas are to die for.
I've walked passed it before and thought I should try it without ever actually bothering, I might try it today or tomorrow.
but Whole Foods do these American frozen microwavable ones. Sounds grim right, but it's perfect come home from the pub after no dinner food. Really cheesy.
and for that reason only
I imagine they are delicious.
they were actually made first in london
The country needs more burrito places that are open till 4am. Foodbricks after a big booze up will sedate the drunks, save the world.
they really are the best.
Fucking baller move, rice is boring and you don't get as sleepy after.
Ate 2 burritos (chicken, carnitas) from chipotle the other day. Still felt hungry afterwards :(
Chilango still the best obvi
burrito's here are pretty bland, but Chipotle are decent
fuck you and this thread
HEY! You leave my thread out of this bickering.
they are awful compared to the others.
Gonna go to Tortilla for lunch now thanks to this thread.
and have appreciated them about 47 times since.
Homemade guacamole is also the best. Smash a load of lime juice in there oooooooooh.
ALSO proper British cheddar is much better than Monterey Jack analog rubber nonsense.
Got two ripe as fuck avocados at home so gonna make some tomorrow I reckon. Lovely.
Now where's my burrito?
Just got drunk and had pizza at Crate brewery because we are unimaginative.
it was the place we could get to with the least fuss and and and
It's in the Convenience, by the way - http://theconvenience.co.uk/food-at-night/
Residency is a much better word.
My partner's parents arrived at 2am this morning (so tired) and are here for the next week so we are doing fancy Soho and Ottolenghi dinning for that time.
aye let's do it, gimme a shout when you're "sans parents"
prefer fajitas and enchiladas tbh
burrito for lunch today now.
*el burrito in fitzrovia
*luardos van, various places
*maya on drury lane is very nice for a fiver at lunchtime
have any glasgow dissers been here? http://www.labodegaglasgow.com/about_us/
ive had some lovely meals there and it does have a pretty great 'atmosphere'. pretty much in a shipyard/industrial estate.
though i make them simple now as any jalapenos ends in tears, one per burrito normally. I just have refried beans, cheese and peppers otherwise with maybe a side of rice.
Don't think there's anywhere round here I can get one. Hmm...
I want to know who I can trust.
I like it mixed in cheddar. On its own I'd take several cheeses above it in a burrito context but... nah, Jack's cool by me.
A sandwich filled with chilli con carne tho.
I'm in a massive burrito drought area now (SE1). Desperately hoping they put a decent burrito place in that new shopping arcade in London Bridge station.
I don't have a poncho but my daughter does. Can't remember what colour it is. Grey maybe.
HEY! You don't get to tell everyone what this thread is or isn't, it's about burritos but it can become other thinsg so it is okay to talk about ponchos in here too.
I quite like it, don't know how Tortilla compares to other places.
which is too far for lunch. Who do I write to for a Bermondsey branch?
If anything, it's just TOO fancy.
Argh why is there nothing in Kensington. Might take a two hour lunchbreak and hope no one notices.
That place is lunch. It really is a damn good burrito place.
There is NOWHERE to get a burrito in Kingston.
Might have to get one pre-WetherCrawl.
They're opening one in Cardiff soon. People seem excited for some reason.
never had their burrito mind
it was ok, not the best, but not too bad either.
it's fancier than anywhere else mentioned here, you pay a bit more and get a bit less but it's more for taking your time with a couple of cocktails or whatever. (lol cock)
It's not the best but it's a good variety and good drinks and I can always make time for it.
Supposed to be opening at the end of the month. From the comments above it sounds like it's worth a punt.
Wahaca is really great, love the one by the London Eye, is a very cool place to hang out. Bit worried that when they pick the concept up and drop it into shopping centres it is going to lose some of its appeal though.
In cardiff you already have Chimichanga (decent) and (I think) Mission (awesomes).
might see if the TV fancies popping over there later.
Their tacos are where it is at. They are lush.
In fact, sack them off and go to DF Mexico by Brick Lane. Great food, good prices.
it's really annoying.
I had a medium shredded beef burrito from Tortilla, with tomato rice, black beans, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, hot sauce and a squeeze of lime. I am very full.
so full, ugh
Chilangos: reliably tasty but sometimes you end up with a small one, if you see them shortchanging you on the fillings then have a polite word and they'll give you more. They give away lots of free burritos too.
Freebird: Tasty but properly stingey on fillings. Need three to fill you up.
Chipotle: Not worth anyone's time
Poncho 8: For city wankers.
Benito's Hat: Only been once a long time ago, was ok I think.
Wrapit!: For Burrito tourists only
but their mixed veg is fucking weird. has like courgette and stuff in it.
also, re: burrito volume, never had a problem just asking for more stuff. don't get when people complain about their burrito being too small. freebird is slightly different on the market stalls ecause they run out of food pretty early so i guess they can absolutely ram it full of stuff. is a little on the small side.
What's everyones problems with Chipotle? I like them. What's the element you all find bland?
I first tried Burritos when I went to SF and everyone was banging on about how good all these places in The Mission were, and they were nice, but I also had one in Chipotle (was pretty pissed tbf) and it was definitely comparable in terms of quality.
I think that's maybe the only place that offers wholemeal rice (points please). Although once or twice the peppers and stuff were a bit too chargrilled.
it's just really dry and the flavours are bland, there's no zing
Zing in the US one seemed pretty similar to me. I always have chicken, but some of the other meat does look a bit dry thinking about it.
Chicken has least calories, and is cheaper, so that's what I always get. Mix of mild and hot salsa.
they did a great burrito.
In summary i like/appreciate burritos.
is opening on camden high street this saturday and are giving away free burritos from 12pm - 5pm. you are welcome.
If you make less than two quid an hour I suppose it might be worth it
It's really heartening just how much love/appreciation there is for burritos.
they were nice but i think i just prefer chilli without the bread.
i too preferred the leftover chilli poured over half rice half spicy potato wedges but don't judge burritos based on that one meal :(
I really like those agua fresca drinks some places have, the hibiscus one is really good with spicy food. Tamarind and almond ones are nice too Cos I'm veg and I try not to eat much dairy, I find I always need the hot salsa in a burrito, otherwise the vegetables don't taste of much, but sometimes you end up with a pocket of pure hot salsa caught in a tortilla fold.
Also, I had really good food at this place. The staff were actually mexican rather than spanish, which boded well. I had a quesadilla with huitlacoche and it was amazing. They're a kind of truffle like thing that grow on ears of corn.
I quite want to try it
It was basically like a truffle but not as rich. It was really good. They had enpanadas with it as a filling too. My friend had something in the chocolate mole sauce too (can't remember what) and loved it. We had black bean tamales to start as well and they were excellent. (If people haven't had a tamal it's corn-dough with a filling, and then steamed wrapped inside a corn husk)
I generally like most foods if they aren't dead animals or mayo/mayo-like though, so people's mileage may vary on this stuff.
my sister bought me some really nice sauces back from mexico that i've been putting in everything
I housesat for a vegan friend a couple of years ago while she was visiting family in NZ, and she had a whole kitchen cupboard full of every conceivable chili sauce.
(my sister had my parents over for dinner last night and i wasnt even there but they all conspired to save me one for my munch today).
those that do though should be name and also shamed in this subthread:
definitely the best burrito I've eaten. Just, like, everything was right. 9/10, would drip on my jeans again.