It’s damn hard to get a good burrito in Norwich.
There. I said it.
I’m afraid that most of the burritos I’ve eaten in Norwich are bland and filled mainly with rice. Boring.
Thankfully Chihuahua Burritos arrived on the scene in 2015 and saved Norwich from burrito-related mundanity. Phew! (The only reason haven’t blogged about them before is because I’ve ended up eating the burrito before I had a chance to take a photo of it.)
I first came across them at The Jubilee in November and have since spotted them at various locations throughout the city – not least at Feast on the Street outside the Forum last week.
Keen not to miss the opportunity to have an awesome lunch, I got down to the Forum as quickly as I could to bag myself a tasty burrito.
All wrapped up
With pulled pork, shredded chicken thigh and squash and feta to choose from, I did have a moment’s indecision before choosing the classic pulled pork option this week (although I would have had the beef brisket version if it was available – I had it once before and it was incredible).
Filled with rice, coriander, cheese, slaw, chipotle mayo and a smokey, spicy tomato sauce, you’d have thought that would have been enough for me, but no. I add guacamole every time. I love the rich creaminess that it brings to the whole ensemble – and avocado’s good for you, right?
The flavours are incredibly well put together – with rich, moist meat, fluffy rice, the tang of coriander and the warmth and smoke of the tomato sauce. The guacamole adds a subtle, fresh, smooth base that rounds it all out. It really is multi-layered and amazing.
You also get a handful of tortilla chips with every burrito – and while I don’t need any more food, it’s a thoughtful addition and adds another texture to the burrito.
For £5.50 (including the guacamole), it’s incredible value for money – the burritos are always huge. I didn’t actually need to eat anything more that afternoon (although I did – I had a Doughnut Lab salted caramel doughnut at aroun 4pm) because there’s so much in them.
Plus, the guy who owns the company is really passionate about food, so it’s always fun to chat with him about his ingredients and plans for the future. It really is street food at its best.
Have you had awesome food in Norfolk or Norwich recently? Let me know where and I’ll check them out!