VOX discovered that Burrito is a Mexican dish and means “donkey,” which diminishes a word burro. Sadly, there is no accurate theory of how this meal appeared, only a few speculations. One of them is that travellers from Sonora found Burrito as easy to carry on journeys, and the name originates from Burrito being a “sidekick” of a donkey. A second speculation is that the meal begun in Chihuahua at the time of the Mexican revolution in the 1910s. Then a merchant Juan Mendez covered his food in a tortilla and transferred it on a tiny donkey. Moreover, a third theory suggests that the title came in the 1940s when in Ciudad Juárez a street merchant shared his food with the school students and meanly named them “burritos” in the context of them being foolish. This list of London’s 15 hot burrito restaurants and diners will help you to fill your stomach, maybe even a heart.

1. Mestizo

Address: 103 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 3EL.

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Mestizo is a restaurant and tequila bar founded back in 2004. “We believe our gastronomy has so much to offer, it’s vibrant, it’s diverse, colourful and simply delicious.” This restaurant organizes events that introduce clients with Spanish and Latin American cuisine and has a market which sells various Mexican products. On Thursdays, Mestizo welcomes people for a taco and tequila night. If you are interested, you can make a reservation through the restaurant’s website. Food delivery is also available through the website by pressing menu, collection only/ local delivery.

2. Burrito Mex

Address: 368 Garrate Lane, SW18 4ES, London.

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“Always striving to source and provide fresh and authentic ingredients with complete traceability and transparency.” Burrito Mex delivers Mexican menu and accredited Organic, Rainforest alliance, Fair-Trade coffee. You can order food like Burritos, Nachos, Quesadilla or Chicken online from Burrito Mex through their website via Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

3. La Casa del Burrito

Address: 173b Stoke Newington Rd, Stoke Newington, London, N16 8BP

La Casa del Burrito
Source: La Casa del Burrito Instagram

The menu of La Casa del Burrito operating since 2013 has a wide range of Mexican and Latin American dishes like Burritos, Tacos, Quesadillas for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans. From drinks, you can find cocktails, beers, shots and soft drinks. Food and beverages from La Casa del Burrito can be ordered via Uber Eats.

4. Benito’s

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Based in Oxford Circus, Oxford Westgate and Covent Garden, Benito’s restaurant is named after Benito Juarez, the first native Zapotec President of Mexico in the late 19th century.. This company aims to deliver simple, fresh and flavorful Mexican food to the clients. The menu consists of either naked or wrapped burritos, tacos, Mexican tapas, a salsa bar, tres leches cake or fresh and frozen margaritas. On normal circumstances each day at 5 pm Benito’s host Feast to Fiesta when margaritas are given to the customers.

5. Tortilla

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Tortilla is a giant franchise of Californian burritos and tacos located not only in London but also in the UK. In 2007 founders Brandon and Jen created Tortilla out of necessity because they could not discover burritos and tacos that would taste the same in London compared to San Francisco. At Tortilla’s website, you can find cool recipes, nutritional calculator and allergen information. By joining the loyalty programme, you will collect points; receive free chips and salsa, and also a burrito. Food from Tortilla can be ordered through Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

6. Chilango

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Chilango is Mexican cuisine place, mainly based in London offers burritos, hotboxes, salads, keto boxes, vegan boxes, protein boxes and low carb boxes. This restaurant group sells their burrito bible via Amazon, and link can be found on the website. Delivery and service and signing for a newsletter can also be completed through the website.

7. Burrito Kitchen

Address: Burrito Kitchen, 80b Cheapside, London, England EC2V 6EB, United Kingdom; Burrito Kitchen, 179 High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1LA.

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“Believe it or not, the Burrito Kitchen you see today started life at the University of Birmingham as ‘The Burrito Van’… incredible!” The founder of Burrito Kitchen travelled around Mexico and worked in restaurants so that he could bring Mexican food to the UK. All the Burritos, Naked Burritos and Tacos in Burrito Kitchen are fresh.

8. Chipotle Mexican Grill

Multiple Addresses

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is an international restaurant company based in the UK, US and Canada. It has eight restaurants located in London. “We’re obsessed with perfecting every ingredient’s journey from farm to kitchen.” Chipotle Mexican Grill provides fresh, award-wining food, for example, chicken is assured by RSPCA, pork to this restaurant is provided from Blythburgh farms in Suffolk, and the beef is grown humanely. Chipotle Mexican Grill also shows the nutritional value of each product. If you want to get notifications from this restaurant, sign up for a newsletter. Deliveries are available through their website.

9. Bombay Burrito

Address: 357 Goswell Road, Angel, Islington, EC1V 7JL; 18 Olympic Way, Wembley, HA9 0JT.

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Bombay Burrito is an Indian business that serves burritos in an Indian way by filling it with curry, the client’s choice of fillings and chutneys. A vast menu with plenty of possibilities of burritos, kebabs, meal deals, sides and starters, drinks and desserts waits for the customers. Vegan meals are available. At Bombay Burrito, students can get a 10% discount. Food can be ordered through Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

10. DF Tacos

Address: Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury St, E1 6QR; 28-29 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 1BL

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“Outsiders call it Mexico City. To those in the know, it’s Distrito Federal. To locals, it’s simply DF.” DF Tacos has a wide range of options from Burritos, Nachos, Tacos and Buns. Chilled Margaritas with agave tequila and fresh lime juice are also provided. DF Tacos has a special menu for vegans. Ordering at the restaurant can be done near usual tills or self-service ones. You have to remember the table’s number. Drinks are served at the counter; you can refill soft drinks for free. Food will be brought to the table. You can get a 20% discount on the entire menu by ordering online for the first time from DF Tacos via Deliveroo until the end of the lockdown.

11. Daddy Donkey Mexican Grill

Address: 50b Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7TP

Daddy Donkey Mexican Grill
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Daddy Donkey is recognized by Time Out London, the Guardian, Metro and Eat Out. Before starting the business, restaurant founder Joel studied in Mexico and often tasted Mexican street food. In 2005 he and another team member of Daddy Donkey Sergio built a small stand and served first Mexican street food in London. In 2006 first burrito-mobile appeared in Leather Lane market and in 2010 the restaurant was established. The restaurant owner has a farm where with two donkeys: Derek and Bayleaf. In normal circumstances, the farm welcomes guests all week long, except Mondays. There, children can try donkey rides, and older guests can view the chilli tunnel, which provides fresh habanero and jalapeno chillies for salsas of the restaurant during specific times of summer. Clients can choose to eat Daddy D burrito, Fajita Burrito, Naked Burrito, extras and drinks.

12. Wahaca

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“A family of individually designed restaurants.” Wahaca is a sustainable Mexican food franchise that uses recycled materials and follows SKA requirements to assure that restaurants are built out of sustainable and energy-efficient materials. In 2016 it was the first carbon-neutral restaurant business in the UK. Wahaca group use free range British pork and chicken, plant fed beef, MSC sustainable local fish, and has vegan options. Moreover, it is also involved in charitable and community work by being involved in EDNICA; a UNESCO supported charity that helps children from low-income families working and living in the streets of Mexico. Wahaca also helps charities Magic Breakfast, Kitchen Social and Wahaca Wimbledon that assist kids from unprivileged backgrounds in the UK. You can find Burritos, Chicken Mexican bowl, Nachos, Quesadilla, Cheese and Chilli Croquetas, and many more in the menu of this restaurant. Food of Wahaca can be ordered online through the website.

13. Cafe Mexicali

Address: 119 Stroud Green Rd, Stroud Green, London, N4 3PX.

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“With 11 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests.” In Café Mexicali you can find meals like Burritos, Quesadilla, Nachos, Fajitas, Jalapeno Poppers, desserts such as Passion Fruit cheesecake, Churros and a lot more. The restaurant is open for private events reservations too.

14. Burrito Joe

Address: St Mary Aldermary Courtyard, London, EC4 M9, UK; 19A Vine Street EC3N 2PX.

Burrito Joe
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“The owners have used their Spanish upbringing, and Michelin star training to develop menus for private catering, corporate events, weddings and private parties.” Burrito Joe restaurant was founded in 2010. It was inspired by how owners travelled to Mexico and became enchanted by native meals and taste. In the beginning creators of Burrito Joe also built a street stall in the street food market of Brick Lane. Menu of this restaurant has a variety of Burrito options, Quesadillas, Rice Boxes and Tacos. Private events are provided with different menus of Mexican and Spanish cuisine. More information about the restaurant can be found in the news section. Meals can be ordered online through the website.

15. Yucca

Address: 496 Fulham Road, SW6 5NH

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“Food Taste Better When You Eat At Yucca.” Besides Burritos, in the menu of Yucca that is Tex-Mex restaurant, you can find Starters, Tapas, Tacos, Homemade Burgers, Main Courses, Quesadillas, Fajitas, Desserts and the Drink menu. Online delivery through Deliveroo is possible as well as table bookings.


Burritos can be a great addition to your culinary discovery, whether you are already a fan of them or just a beginner of your food-tasting journey. This meal is famous globally and healthier than regular fast-foods because it contains many vegetables, which gives a high nutritional value to it and a unique taste. Burritos can also help you expand your knowledge by getting to know the Mexican cuisine: its colours, flavours and offers.

Last Updated on July 4, 2024