From noon to 8pm tomorrow (Thursday 5 May), free burritos will be offered at the new Chancery Lane location of Mexican eatery, Chilango. Along with the freebie food, the restaurant will turn Chancery Lane into an “all day Mexican fiesta” with live music during the afternoon and a party lasting through the evening. Says Chilango co-founder, Eric Partaker, “The opening of our fifth restaurant on Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the vibrant flavours of our food, as well as the heritage and pride of our Mexican friends. We’re excited about turning Chancery Lane into a big Mexican fiesta, and we invite everyone from the area to experience a stampede of Mexican Flavours.”
Stampede? Perhaps not, but queues of the windingly long variety should be expected. Worth the wait? Well, Londonist certainly didn't mind filling up on a delicious braised pork burrito this evening at the resto's VIP opening. Of course, if you find yourself in the area tomorrow and the craving for some comidas Mexicanas proves stronger than your patience, there are at least five others bean slinging, tortilla wrapping spots within a five or ten minute walk – including Chilango's original Fleet Street location and Daddy Donkey's Leather Lane trailer.
The latest of five in the Chilango chain is located at 76 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1A. Visit www.chilango.co.uk to learn more.
Disclaimer: Londonist attended the Chilango Chancery Lane Opening Party this evening upon the invitation of the restaurant.