Barburrito can lay claim as being the founder of Mexican 'fast food' in the UK. Their first restaurant opened in Manchester in 2005, at a time when Mexican restaurants offering great quality food, ready in minutes, was unheard of. Once they'd conquered England and Wales, the team at Barburrito set their sights north of the border and have made their way to Edinburgh. Located on Lothian Road, Barburrito has taken over the site of Pinto, giving it a rather sleek makeover and tweaking the recipes to make them just right.
When I went along for my masterclass with some fellow bloggers on a Wednesday evening, the place was already busy. I really liked the vibe of the restaurant- it felt relaxed, cool and fun. I'm always suspicious of 'fast food' and try to avoid it, but Barburrito takes fast food to a whole new level. Their ingredients are fresh, piping hot and actually look like someone has put some effort into making them. In short, you could be around at a mates place for dinner (admittedly a mate who is clearly a talented chef).
Next up in our master class was a demo of how to roll the perfect burrito- and for this there was a 8 step fool-proof dummies guide (thank god). We practiced with plain rice in a wrap just in case we all turned out to be awful, and after a few goes we were set to take on the real thing.
This was my second visit to Barburrito since it's opening 2 weeks ago, and I can happily say the food is great. It's perfect for grabbing on the go, sitting in with friends, or in my case 'post-gym workout stuff your face' occasions. Unfortunately for you, I won't be there to expertly roll your burrito myself, but you'll be in safe hands with the team at Barburrito.
119 Lothian Road, Edinburgh
You can also find them at:
6 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh
And opening soon in Glasgow!