Mexican food has a firm footing in UK dining this year, with 2015 declared as the ‘Year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico’.* Plus, just last week Horizons named ‘Mexican Fast Casual’ as one of this year’s trends in foodservice. So when I found myself in Guildford hungry for something quick and tasty, I couldn’t resist the look of Burrito Loco, an independent Mexican restaurant (after all, it’s no good just talking about the trends if you don’t try them!).
Burrito Loco aims to put choice into your hands with a ‘build your own’ meal format (bang-on the ‘customisation’ trend). The first choice comes between a Burrito, Taco, Nachos or Salad Box. Moving along the counter we chose between pulled pork, chicken, beef or vegetarian chilli for our main filling, then between black or refried beans. Finally, a choice of salsa (coming in varying degrees of heat), salad and cheese to finish off your meal.
I had a Beef Burrito, with plenty of salad, salsa and guacamole (worth the 80p extra) which was delicious – my friends and I were all full and happy with our individually built burritos!
I would definitely recommend stopping by Burrito Loco, and with my only regret being that I didn’t try one of their Mexican Brownies, I will definitely be going back very soon.