Thursday, 13 November 2014

Zapatista Burrito Bar Newcastle Review

What do I love more than anything? Food of course, I love finding new places to try and reading about them. So when faced with where to go for lunch with Beca on Tuesday before the Paul Mitchell event the first place that popped into my head was Zapatista now I won't lie to you, I hadn't heard much about it previously but I'd read about it and come on finding out Newcastle had a Burrito bar was pretty exciting. I mean come on we all know how much I love Mexican food and this place is pretty much subway for Mexican food! It took us forever to find the place as we couldn't remember where Grainger Street was so we went theeee longest route known to man to realise it was pretty much just around the corner from the Starbucks opposite Central! First of all the deco was pretty cool, really colourful downstairs there was a Marvel mural too! The staff were super friendly too but I'm not too bothered about all that I was more bothered about the beauties that are Burritos, as yummy as they are they really don't look good on photos. 
 First off I love this place! One of my pet hates about Mexican restaurants is that I often have to ask for them to take bits out such a sour cream so this place was perfect as you can make your own! Just like Subway you pick your base you have the option of; Burriots, Tacos and Fajita, then come your filling options, you've got Chilli Con Carne, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Vegetables you also get a choice of salsa and beans. Along with extras such as more cheese, vegetables etc. I opted for A Chilli Con Carne burrito with extra cheese and mild beans as I wasn't prepared to go all in for super spicy on my first try. They prepare the burritos right in front of you and wrap them in a nice neat little parcels for you to take to your table.
 Since Download I've been dreaming of the perfect Burrito, nothing could beat those stall ones but this bad boy was amazing. Not the prettiest to photograph but so damn good to eat, everything was spicy but not too spicy, the only downside was there were far too many beans I could have done with more chilli haha. The burritos were packed perfectly and didn't really fall apart which was a major plus. I'm actually starting to get hungry just thinking about how good this was. I was really impressed with the size of the burrito too, for £4.70 I wasn't expecting really good food or something as big so I was blown away but the size and quality of it.
 After stuffing our faces with Burritos we decided to be little piggys and get some Churros between us too, now if you're not familiar with churros they're the greatest thing ever. Basically they're like a fried dough more fluffy than dougnuts though and come with either chocolate or toffee sauce. We went for toffee and it was beautiful, the Churros were so light and fluffy you've got to try them!
If you're looking for a new place to grab lunch in Newcastle I couldn't recommend this place enough, it's so affordable and the food tastes amazing! Seriously why wouldn't you want to make your own Burrito? 

Have you tried Zapatista's before?
K. x
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  1. Wow, I' definitely going to visit at the weekend! Mexican food is my absolute favourite but choosing my filling is going to be hard!
    Simone | Thirty Something OAP

  2. I LOVE Zapatista ... we went in the Summer and it was so so so good, literally the best lunch ever! I need to go again, especially now they do churros!

  3. Ooh this sounds so yummy! My mouth is watering thinking about them! :D