Belfast is well and truly experiencing a foodie revolution.
Perhaps no bigger genre of food has experienced the mega explosion that Mexican food is currently experiencing in Belfast.
With this in mind, we thought we’d pay tribute to our new favourite food with the best places in Belfast for a burrito. Prepare to feel hungry…
Best Burritos In Belfast
257 Upper Newtownards Rd AND The Ashby Building Stranmillis*
Hotly tipped for serving the top rated Burritos in Belfast, you can enjoy an amazing giant flour tortilla filled with tomatoes, cheese and beans with your choice of delicious filling and served with rice. Take your pick from mouth-watering fillings including: Chipotle Chicken; Shredded Annatto Pork; Seasoned fajita steak; Pulled Beef Brisket; or Vegetarian Chilli.
All served with sour cream and your choice of salsa. Salsa Fresca delivers fresh chopped mango, onion, coriander, lime juice and a little chilli. Salsa Verda is equally mouth-watering, with medium spiced salsa of tangy tomatillos. Or try Salsa Caliente with hot smoky, spicy salsa made the traditional way.
Or if you fancy spreading your taste bud wings, Acapulco also offers an amazing Chimichanga, Enchiladas, Fajitas and Ensaladas – to name just a few!
*Special thanks to Phillip Coulter for the heads up that Queen’s students and fortunate Stranmillis dwellers have access to their very own Acapulco Burrito Bar takeaway in the Ashby Building! Open for the busy lunchtime traffic, it’s situated downstairs in the canteen, where you can grab delicious takeaway Burritos, tacos, pots and more!
118 Andersonstown Rd
Delicious Burritos, which you order in three simple steps. Step one – this is where you can select a large white or brown tortilla filled with white or brown rice, pinto/ black/ kidney beans, meat, salsa, cheese & sour cream. Alternatively at this step, if you prefer pepper to beans you can select a Fajita, or get a Burrito Bowl; Tachos or Nachos.
Step Two involves choosing from a range of melt in the mouth fillings, ranging from the likes of Shredded Pork or Beef, Chilli Con Carne to Chicken. Finally, you can customise with your favourite Salsa – from mild, medium, hot, extra hot, House Sauce, and Sweetcorn. Filling options include tangy Jalapeños, gorgeous Guacamole made fresh daily, and a range of flavoursome rices, vegetables, cheese & sour cream.
Botanic Ave and Chichester St
What else can we say about the restaurant that arguably started the Mexican trend in Belfast – other than argue the life-saving powers of a Boojum when you’ve got a hangover from hell.
Boojum kick-started many people’s passion for Mexican food, so much so that they are sure to remain a high feature in everybody’s top Burrito bars in Belfast for many years to come!
Fusion in a Burrito, Kurrito combines Burrito wraps with curry infusion. Arguably one of the best in terms of value for money alone – all wraps, Fajitas and bowls are available for only £5.
After selecting your Burrito (or alternatives) the choice of fillings are undeniably hunger-pain-inducing. Kurrito stands out with its mouth-watering options, ranging from the likes of Kudoori Chicken marinated in a blend of spices then grilled to perfection, to Machi – fresh fish in a succulent tasty sauce. Vegetarian options include the Butternut Squash & Coconut and Paneer & Peas.
Finish in serious style with mint chutney, Kurrito’s Salsa Chutney, Xtra Hot Chutney and more. Extras include the likes of delicious Pakora balls, Samosa, and Sweet Potato Fries.
2 Lisburn Rd
The Lisburn Road’s fantastic answer to all of our Mexican food needs. Just check out this rather outstanding “Wet” Burrito. A giant flour filled tortilla with rice, beans and lettuce wrapped and topped with melted cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Try a “Jr” for £5.50 or a “Super” for £6.
We love the fantastic range of great tasting options at Chalco’s, including the added options of fillings, particularly the Acapulco Shrimp. For those opposed to spice, they have a great choice of mild salsa including Mango Salsa Sweet and Pico De Gallo Mild, too.
6. T’s Burritos
162 Cavehill Rd
One of Belfast’s newest fast food and Mexican takeaways, this one is definitely worth a cheeky shout.
Having already make quite the name for themselves in the short time they’ve been open, the food obviously speaks volumes. The pulled beef Burrito with all the extras including salsa and garlic is truly exceptional – and widely raved about. T’s Burritos is already being hailed as a great alternative to the Chinese, Chippies, Pizza and Indian takeaways in this thriving foodie area.