Rather solid takeaway lunchtime burrito place. They've all sorts of random UK burrito type fillings (curry/rogan josh/etc).
I've had BBQ chicken and pork and one of the curry type things. And it's good.
A far cry from most of the burritos around -- so if the queue is at high tide up the way at Danny Donkey, come down here.
The best thing?
They've got queues seriously sorted out. Different queues for different things and they all move fast.
I love a good queue.
And this place.
This is a UK burrito. No, it's not an American burrito. Let me explain:
UK burrito Wiki description:
A flat bread wrapped tightly around a choice of meat with a spicy sauce, avocado, rice, cheese and sour cream.
Here you can get Rogan Josh, steak in a creamy peppered sauce, veggie chili and so much more. The first time around I had BBQ chicken, it was the best BBQ chicken I have had in this city. It was sweet and spicy and yummy. Yes I will admit it was a little weird with the sour cream and the salsa but hey, it still tasted good. I bet they thought it was weird when bacon met the lettuce and tomato between two slices of bread, before the gave it an acronym.
I love this place for lunch. It have a huge selection of hot foods, really friendly staff that work quick to get your food order and lots of casual seating. It's perfectly designed for the city boy at lunch. But it's not only burritos, you can have a pulled pork bap that is the size of my head. Yes I have a small head but if it was a bap it would be considered very large.
As I was coming out of the Sainsbury's across the road, I noticed this place and decided to give it a go as I'm a sucker for anything that has Mexican in front of it.
Its set up like most other places in that you pick a meat and they prep the burrito in front of you. The only this is that they have an interesting selection of filling that make me question whether they know what a burrito consists of.
At La Mexicana, you can choose from the following filling for your burrito:
- Cajun chicken
- Piri Piri chicken
- BBQ'd chicken
- Peppered steak
- Spicy lamb in rogan josh sauce
- Thai Red Chicken
- Chicken Tikka
- Falafel & Houmus
- Halloumi & Roasted Vegetables
I think its safe to say this isn't really Mexican food. But despite the cafe's misnomer, its actually pretty good. I had a cajun chicken burrito and quite enjoyed it. It also isn't bad at only £5.45 a pop. So if you're looking for a wrap. Dig in. But if you're looking for Mexican, keep it moving.
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La Mexicana doesn't know what it is. It's like some kind of Indian Mexican Spanish hybrid place that sells random fillings in tortilla and calls them burritos, among other things.
It has a very commercial feel to it, and is certainly not authentic.
The name of this place has always been a bit of a mystery to me and my colleagues. Some say Eatsies, some say La Mexicana, and others call it that burrito place.
So you got it, they do burritos. For £5.45 you can have any burrito you want. Peppered steak? Yep. Haloumi and med veg? Yep. Chicken tikka curry? Unconventional, but yes, they got it.
Asides from the usual burrito fillings, they also have another little area offering quesadillas, made fresh with any filling of your choice.
However, Eatsies tend to change what they offer on a regular basis (bar the burritos which is a permanent fixture), so its just a case of going in on the day and being pleasantly surprised (or positively mortified depending on how much you loved those quesadillas).
Oh, and a 10% corporate discount is awarded if you wear a suit!
So far on my quest to find the best Burrito place in London I haven't found better than here.
So many options to choose from and that's just the Burritos. They also do amazing Tacos, various meat sandwiches and salads and it's all delicious. It's also great value for the size and quality available. I feel lucky to work down the road but it's definitely worth a trek if you don't.
La Mexicana does an amazing pulled pork sandwich with barbecue or apple sauce, potatoes and red onions. £4.99 and highly recommended. If you don't mind a longer queue, there's also a full burrito service.
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