Got a hankering for a heaving burrito? Go crazy on these massive wraps filled with Mexican goodness…
A humble burrito is a special thing, when done right. Thankfully, Leeds has loads of places where you can get one. These tasty little joints will take a simple Mexican flour tortilla and stuff it up with marinated meat, veggies and sauces to make something finger-licking good. Work your way through all five and tell us your favourite…
Barburrito was the UK’s first ever burrito joint and they’ve been making Mexican greatness since 2005. All the power is in your hands. They’ve got everything from grilled chicken to pulled pork, grilled steak and chicken & chorizo, you decide what you want and how to top it. You can add extra meat, if you want a big feed, then it’s time to decide what else you can fit in. Brown rice or white rice? Guacamole or sour cream? Peppers, onions, jalapeños or cheese? You decide. Top it with their salsas and sauces, wrap it up and job’s a good ‘un.
Barburrito, 61 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW & 62 The Headrow, City Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8EQ. Their burritos are £5.80.
Pinche Pinche is renowned for its Mexican tapas, but that’s not all they do – their brilliant burritos are a must try. There are loads of different fillings to choose from, from marinated chicken and beef brisket to barbacoa lamb and pulled pork, but why not try a tasty alternative? You could go for cod, spiced roast broccoli or plantain. They fill their burritos with rice, beans, salad, cheese, sour cream, Mexican pickle, salsa and watercress to create a delicious mess that’s a little bit different to everywhere else.
Pinche Pinche, 116a Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 4NY. Their burritos start from £9.50.
Neon Cactus is a thriving Call Lane bar, but if you pop in during the day, you can treat yourself to their menu of Mexican street food. The burritos are a cornerstone of their offering – you’ve got a choice of pulled Yorkshire pork, chilli beef cheek, slow-cooked tinga chicken or spiced sweet potato. It comes with green rice, refried beans, Neon slaw and pico de gallo. Watching your waistline? You can do away with the tortilla and replace it with a Romaine lettuce and vine tomato wrap.
Neon Cactus, 35 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT. Their burritos start from £7.25.
Burritos are what Tortilla does best, and boy have they mastered their craft. It’s all about what you want and the options are plentiful. First you decide if you want a standard or a large one. Then it’s onto rice – coriander or tomato? They do grilled chicken, steak, pork carnitas or barbacoa beef, all of which are covered in their special marinades, before being cooked and piled on your wrap. Top it with beans, peppers and onions, then select a salsa, throw on sour cream, guacamole or cheese, and if you dare, sprinkle on a few jalapeños. It all comes together wonderfully.
Tortilla, 401 Trinity Leeds, Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AY. Their burritos start from £5.60.
The Mexican Pilgrim
The Mexican Pilgrim is just a humble street food truck, but with burritos as good as theirs, it’s worth seeking out whenever it’s at East Parade or Wellington Place. Expect a jam-packed and delightfully messy tortilla. The menu changes regularly, depending on what they can source, but usually you’ll have a choice of diced chicken breast in their own spice blend, pork carnitas in a homemade red wine & chipotle BBQ sauce and marinated minced beef. Veggie? Fear not, they’ve always got you covered. Their burritos are filled with refried beans, Romaine lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo.
The Mexican Pilgrim, East Parade Triangle, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS. Their burritos are £5.