Barburrito launched in 2005 in Manchester, as the UK's first burrito bar, and recently has expanded up to Edinburgh and Glasgow which I am very happy about. New restaurants are super exciting. With my previous Mexican disappointments, lots of different dishes were on offer (some not even Mexican) whereas Barburrito puts all the attention on perfecting the burrito, so I had high hopes.
Upon arrival, the other bloggers and I were served a selection of what we could choose to put on our burrito to test out a little bit of everything. The basis of the burrito starts with the fragrant rice and then you pick which fillings you'd like. These included chicken, steak, spicy shredded beef (amazing), chorizo, peppers and onions mild and spicy beans mushrooms four different types and strengths of salsa guacamole sour cream and- sorry just let me take a breath. And a warm cheesy sauce perfect with tortilla chips. You're definitely spoiled for choice.
After tasting all the options, and then tasting them again, it was time to learn how to wrap the perfect burrito, Barburrito style. We all got a wrap with rice to practice with before getting to step behind the counter and make our own. If the counter layout looks a little confusing - which it did to me at first - the best way I can describe it is that it is very similar to Subway, where your wrap is taken along the counter and you get to pick your fillings as it goes.
Although my face above would suggest it is a very complicated process which requires maximum concentration, I actually enjoyed myself after having the practice beforehand. It really was a lot of fun to get behind the counter and make my very own burrito to see what is involved. I also took a brave step in trying out not just the mildest salsa as I usually would, but also the chipotle salsa which did have a lovely kick to it.
And if you'd like to see how to wrap the burrito, I managed to create an educational gif with all the steps, including the compulsory smile of achievement at the end. I am officially a gif, what a great feeling #breaktheinternet
I am so glad my faith in good Mexican food in Edinburgh has been restored and since this event have already been back with a friend for another burrito. If that doesn't prove to you how much I like it, maybe the fact I spent two nights at home teaching my family how to roll our own wraps Barburrito style will. Again, do see above gif for educational wrapping tutorial.
A big thank you to both Barburrito and Talor Gilchrist for organising this great evening! And I'm sure I'll be seeing Barburrito again very soon.
How do you feel about Mexican food and Edinburgh's offerings of the cuisine?