When I noticed the signs for Taquito, a couple of months back, when lunching at No1 Sushi, which is just across the road from it, I made a mental note to come back for a visit, soonish.
With a menu comprising Mexican classics at very reasonable prices, I was quickly hooked in by mention of a burrito packed with barbecued beef.
The very friendly counter man was soon about the business of assembling the item, asking as a priority whether I wanted things spicy or mild. Once I’d said spicy, he asked “just spicy or really spicy”, to which I responded just spicy. I was happy for the burrito to contain all the relevant bean, cheese, salad and sauce options, which made for a nicely packed item.
With the finished item lightly toasted, I was soon munching it at one of their shelf seats.
It proved to be very tasty. Burritos are too often like the proverbial curate’s egg, with good and bad parts. This one was very consistent, with the filling elements well dispersed ensuring all bites were well-balanced.
The beef could have used a little punchier flavour, but this was the only real weakness with what was a simple, satisfying eat.
So overall, Taquito is doing good work. It offers good value, and well constructed dishes. I’d be happy to point you in their direction, next time you’re looking for a hearty lunchtime wrap.
Blythe scores Taquito
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: beef barbacoa burrito
I wore: rainwear
Total bill: £3.50