Sometimes I catch something out of the corner of my eye that takes just a little while to register with my brain’s central processor. This was the case with Pancho Villa’s £3.95 takeaway burrito lunch deal. When lunchtime came around, today, I headed in that direction to give it a try.
Situated on the Canongate, it’s not somewhere I’ve ever visited although I’m aware there have been restaurants on this site for many a year. I think it’s fair to say that the reputation of the place has been a little mixed.
The interior is packed with Mexican kitsch, with particularly garish hats bedecking the walls. It all seemed rather light-hearted and fun. Service was friendly and prompt with the counter woman efficiently taking my order, which was a beef burrito, then ensuring it was with me speedily.
Once I’d taken a photo and somehow managed to knock over one of their exterior signs, which made a noise like a gunshot as it crashed to the pavement, I was on my way, eating as I walked.
The burrito had a soft and lightly toasted exterior which encased a plentiful supply of flavourful beef with a good spice tingle and freshness from guacamole and sour cream. It was one of the best burritos I’ve sampled in the city and provided me with a really tasty lunchtime snack on the go.
So overall, I’d be happy to recommend that you give Pancho Villa’s a visit to sample their lunchtime offer as it’s high on taste and represents good value. I look forward to visiting again as I suspect their veggie burrito will be very good at addressing a hangover, next time one of those strikes me.
Blythe scores Pancho Villa’s
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: beef burrito
I wore: blue and red shirt
Total bill: £3.95