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El Burrito Sabanero va Camino a London

The last 15th of September I went with my friends Carla, EuWen, and Brie to celebrate the Mexican Independence Day in El Burrito. A night when the BT Tower was turned into a lightsaber, shared with frozen margaritas and Mexican soul food, not bad at all.

The Place

The Celebration

El Burrito is part of the El Mestizo family which has restaurants in London and Madrid, the place is some sort of fast food or as they call it Antojitos & Margaritas bar. A simple and unpretentious place in Charlotte Place full of soul and flavour. The name celebrates Juan Mendez story, the man that during the Mexican revolution sold tacos on the streets using as a transport a donkey (burrito) and wrapping the food in tortillas to keep them warm.


Multiple options that I couldn’t resist so I went almost for every piece in the menu. Tacos Pastor (marinated pork), Alambre de Choriqueso (grilled chorizo with peppers, onions, bacon, and melted cheese) which was my favourite of the night, Tamal with cheese and poblano pepper, Tostada de pata (pig trotters), Flautas Ahogadas (cheese, potato, and chicken in a fried rolled tortilla covered in green tomatillo sauce), and lots of frozen margaritas.


Tacos and Alambres 



Margaritas... Una Mas!

The food was excellent, the star of the night the Alambre, the choriqueso was superb. The trotters were quite good, as the flautas, the general opinion with the pastor was a little bland and dry. As a plus, the BT Towerlightsaber, and to end a perfect night Mariachis and traditional dancers.

BT Lightsaber



Mexico reminds me the Seinfeld episode “The Foundation” where Elaine went on a business trip.

Elaine: It was unbelievable. Six weeks of travelling through Mexico all on Peterman's peso.
Jerry: Wow. So did you get any good ideas for the catalogue?
Elaine: Oh, tons!
Jerry: Anything you couldn't have gotten tearing open a bag of Doritos and watching Viva Zapata?
Elaine: You don't respect my work at all, do you?

Jerry: No, I don't.

El Burrito
T: 020 7387 4064
Mexican Cuisine
Area: Fitzrovia
Borough: Camden
Twitter: elburritolondon
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