Posted 7th April 2011
Updated July 2014 – MyBurrito quickly became one of our favourite lunchtime spots. Fast food, cooked well and some great value lunch deals. I like the causal and laid back vibe when you sit in, as well the flexibility of being able to take out so you can eat on the go.
Being a huge fan of mexican food and massively deprived of it in Bristol I was overjoyed to see the second burrito place this year open in the centre of town. MyBurrito is a bright funky and fun diner situated just opposite the Hippodrome on the other side of the fountains.
I think the thing that really sets MyBurrito is the freshness and quality of their food. The burritos come in beef, pork, chicken or vegetarian – having tried all of them I can say with confidence that they are all amazing – the highlight for me was probably pork though. What makes it even better is the fact that meat is sourced from a loacl butcher. Nachos are available as a snide or snack with homemade guacamole and salsas made according to recipes devised by owners Graham and Esmerelda.
Owner Graham has turned his hand to Mexican street food after working in France as a chef for a year. When we met it was clear he had a real passion for food and that for him, MyBurrito is a quest for perfection, as we snacked on nachos he comments “hmm it’s not quite right that salsa” and explains how it tastes when he makes it at home (to me it tasted bloody amazing but I guess that shows how much I know!!)
They’re really trying to meet every possible market here. Open early in the morning for coffee and churros (like a deep fried donut served with melted chocolate). Pop in for lunch, either to sit in with a nice cold Mexican beer or to takeaway for lunch on the go. An early evening snack washed down with a margarita – the perfect way to start an evening, or a late night bite as you head home from a night out – open until 2am on the weekends it certainly beats a kebab on the way home! With loyalty cards, discount vouchers and a delivery service – MyBurrito are clearly business savvy as well as able to provide beautiful food.
I really want MyBurrito to become something of a Bristol institution and to make a real success. They’re ticking all the boxes and seem to be getting everything right – I look forward to becoming a regular customer.