There’s nothing more satisfying than a Burrito with all the trimmings. Something you can dive face-first into, and have no shame regarding the volume of meat in your beard. Strangely, I tend to eat burritos alone.
EdinBloggette avoids burritos at all costs, she says it’s the tortilla wraps that put her off, but I’m starting to wonder if it’s the way I approach them.
I’ve been meaning to try El Toro Loco for some time, but rarely find myself hungry at the Grassmarket. When travelling that far from Leith I’d usually bring a packed lunch for the journey, or cave in and eat before I hit the Royal Mile.
Today was different. Hunger struck. Right time, right place. Bring on the Burrito.
I’ve a huge passion for Mexican food, but tend to be disappointed by fully fledged Mexican restaurants. The Mexican Street Food offerings in Edinburgh are much more satisfying. I’ve eaten my fair share of burritos, what’s not to love? A burrito is basically all of my favourite things in edible gift wrap.
The branding of El Toro Loco is wonderful, from the strikingly colourful bull outside to the huge quantity of Mexican coins in the ground. A lot of thought has been put into the interior, here’s hoping the same level of passion would be poured into my burrito.
£6 for a burrito is fairly standard, as is the additional cost of guacamole. Guacamole should never be an option though, you should have to opt out. Would anybody opt out?
I’ve not quite mastered the art of burrito folding, I pay attention whenever it’s taking place but haven’t been able to recreate the perfect package at home.
I carefully unwrapped the burrito and took my first bite, a satisfyingly tasty first step.
When I paused to photograph the burrito the fillings oozed out, revealing my slow cooked beef, beans and pickled cactus. The meat was flavoursome and tender and the pickled cactus provided a gentle sweet spice. El Toro Loco’s burrito hit the spot, I couldn’t hold on to it for too long before it exploded on the table, but I was more than happy to scoop up every last morsel.
Thankfully, El Toro Loco’s food offering lives up to their branding. I’m looking forward to revisiting in the Summer to eat al fresco, but will no doubt make an re-appearance before then.
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