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What’s for Lunch? Daddy Donkey

By tikichris Last edited 109 months ago
What’s for Lunch? Daddy Donkey
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Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break.

Daddy Donkey

Trailer in front of 100-101 Leather Lane EC1

Nearest Tube:

Farringdon

0794 074 7676

11am-3pm for (Monday-Friday)

Expect to Pay: £5-6 for a massive burrito (erm, we mean “burro”)

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

A few weeks back we went burrito taste-testing for our new VERSUS series and, let down by our findings, felt as if we’d betrayed one of London’s most wondrous lunch providers: Mexican grill/street food vendors, Daddy Donkey. Odds are we’ll go astray again if ever we hear of more promising Mexican food in London. But, rest assured, we’ll always return to our beloved Double D.

We’ve sampled most of DD’s “burros” (apparently their main product is too grande for the wimpy title of “burrito”) and love ‘em all (okay, the steak, veggie and chili con carne are our faves). Everything else looks good on the menu (fajitas, quesadillas, tortilla chips with salsa) but we’ve yet to get past the burros. Quite simply, we adore them.

Last Updated 19 February 2008

eas_e

I love the bean burro. So delicious.

tikichris

Good stuff to be sure. Word is that taking an extra home for dinner or the next day's lunch is a fab idea.

elyobelyob

Well, I've finally succumbed ... it's a 2 mile cycle each way, but well worth it. I even took photos ....

tikichris

elyobelyob,

You rock! We'd love to see your pics! You can add 'em to our Flickr pool:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/l...

What did you end up ordering? Take a burro home with you?

Cheers,
Chris

Stu_n

Have you guys tried Mexicali on Berwick St yet? Very, very nice burritos.

tikichris

Stu n,

We've heard good things about Mexicali. How would you compare it to Daddy Donkey?

Stu_n

I've only had a DD burro at a festival, but if that was typical of what they're like, then Mexicali's are thicker and contain more fillings, and are more Californian style. They use mashed rather than whole beans (which makes them a bit less messy).

tikichris

"Mexicali's are thicker and contain more fillings, and are more Californian style"

Stu n,

Thanks for providing us with the DD/Mexicali comparison. We'll add Mexicali to our ever increasing list of spots to review. It sounds pretty yum to me (so, it might get moved to the top of the list).

Cheers,
Chris