For all you flauta fans and enchilada enthusiasts, Manchester's the place to be for great Mexican food. With plenty of chillies and lime, these zesty dishes are sure to hit all the right notes. If nothing but tacos will do for lunch today, you'll be spoilt for choice by the city's many burrito bars and Tex-Mex restaurants.
Aside from its namesake, you can also choose from enchiladas, quesadillas, tostadas and tacos galore at Pancho's Burritos. Chef Enrique Martinez keeps it real, dishing up authentic flavours straight out of Mexico City. Pick and choose from locally sourced ingredients for a Mancunian made-to-order Mexican feast. There are six different meat fillings and a rainbow of veggie options, including home style chilli. All fillings are slow-cooked in to-die-for sauces that you won't find anywhere else – in particular, Enrique's special cactus sauce is an absolute must!
Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn
Go ahead, try to say it three times fast: Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn. The latest macho nacho venture from the dream team behind Almost Famous burgers, this Northern Quarter eatery is ready to bring the fiesta to your mouth. Inspired by an American road trip from Vegas to Mexico, the eats are mega fresh and Cali-cool. Burritos are ginormous, with naughty names like the 'Ron Jeremy' and 'F-Bomb' promising a wicked taste sensation packed inside. We recommend a side of buffalo chicken blasts, slathered in spicy sauce with a side of blue cheese dip to cool you down.
Manchester Mexican fans, get hyped – we've now got our very own Chilango branch! This London-based hotspot has been building buzz for its quality nosh, from legendary burritos to magical nudos (all the fillings minus the tortilla). Say hello to the burrito of your dreams with grilled steak, roasted pork belly, or vegetarian beans and rice. They've got salsas to suit all tastes, whether you prefer a mild-mannered pico de gallo or are in the in mood for a kick-in-the-teeth hot sauce. Then wash it all down with a bottle of fizzy guava jarritos.
With a menu the size of a phone book, Chiquito aims to please. You won't find any basic burritos here – these 'street style' beauties are jam-packed with habanero mushrooms or spicy chicken and all the trimmings. Chiquito's golden fried chimichangas give you the perfect ratio between crunchy wrapping and ooey-gooey filling. But that's just the tip of the iceberg here. We're talking quesadillas, fajitas, and loaded potato skins. Tex-Mex platters combine southern fried chicken with pulled pork for the smoothest duo since DJ Jazzy Jeff met the Fresh Prince. And for the health-conscious, there's mango-glazed cod and some seriously tasty salads.
Now with locations in Liverpool, Leeds, London and beyond, Barburrito is a source of hometown pride. Go back to where it all began: the original Barburrito in Piccadilly Gardens, rolling burritos like pros since 2005. Everything's made from scratch each day, right down to the salsa and guacamole. From strict vegans to meat-lovers, there's something to suit all tastes. The meat is marinated for over 24 hours, and the beans are simmered to perfection with cumin and tomato. Order your burrito just how you like it from these 4-star ingredients. Then prepare to smash it in your face.