Dublin’s fixation with casual burrito bars shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. This top ten took a heck of a lot of consultation and even more burrito munching to compile. Enjoy!
*Table service restaurants, many of which do excellent burritos and Mexican food, are not included – just burrito bars.
At #10 is ‘Burritos and Blues’
This cheap and cheerful burrito bar, claims to be the first of its kind to open in Ranelagh, in 2004. That venue no longer exists but you can find them on Wexford Street, Dublin 2, the IFSC in Dublin 1 and in Cork €5 for a burrito on Mondays and the student deal is great value too.
Also claims to be the first burrito bar in the capital. The chain takes inspiration from the flavours of the Mazatlan, Tijuana and California regions and serves them to hungry Dubliners at four locations across town.
8. Cafe Azteca (Dame St)
Famous for their no-frills authentic Mexican food.
None of the Pablo Picante burrito bars or Pablo’s Torta House have freezers, microwaves or deep-fryers – all food is prepared fresh and slow-cooked or oven-roasted. There’s nice decor and a great choice of hot sauces on the tables.
6.Mama’s Revenge, South Leinster Street
A little-known shop, independent restaurant in Dublin 2, serving good quality Tex-Mex style food: burritos, quesadillas, nachos and chili. A favourite with local office workers.
Tolteca was opened in 2011 by a fella named Tony Comaskey. The chain focuses on quality produce – all meats are certified Irish and Board Bia approved and local ingredients are used where possible.
4. El Grito
Hidden down an alleyway in Temple Bar, this is one of the only places in town serving an El Pastor burrito. The meat is shaved off a kebab-style meat spit and it is a class act.
Every time a customer purchases a burrito or bowl at Zambrero, a meal is donated to someone in need in the developing world through ‘Rise Against Hunger’.
2. Little Ass
Stands out from the crowd because of its inventive menu and choice of full flavoured salsas. Their tacos are great too! Find them on Rathgar Road in Rathmines.
The Boojum Chain continues to grow because they make consistently good burritos. Choose from a selection of fillings: Chicken, Beef, Pork, Chilli, Chorizo or Vegetarian.
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