Dublin isn't exactly known for it's Mexican food, but during the last couple of years the Irish capital has seen a surge in places serving up Mexican cuisine. Most of these places are fast food joints that serve up the classic burrito or a couple of tacos, but there are also several real restaurants that are giving the Dublin restaurant scene a run for their money when it comes to quality and taste. As Elin is half Mexican we obviously love Mexican food. We usually go out for Mexican at least once a week and by now we've tried all the places in the city.
Here's a list of the best Mexican places around town
Boojum: What can we say. We're Boojum addicts. Boojum was Ireland's first burrito bar and with 2 shops in Dublin (one on the North side and one on the South side) you can always walk to one of their shops to satisfy your cravings. We love their Carnitas burrito with black beans, Mexican rice, pico de gallo and guacamole. Their burrito bowl is also great if you want to skip the tortilla.
K Chido: This is one of the greats in Dublin. Tucked away in a garage on the North side (very close to the Jameson distillery) you'll find a pink and green food truck. The guys at K Chido prepare your food right in the truck. The food is simple but tastes like the real deal. They have anything from tacos to quesadillas and burritos. We really like their breakfast burrito with Chorizo - a great weekend snack.
777: More of a restaurant than real fast food. This is one of the most trendy restaurants in Dublin and with just cause. 777 serves up real Mexican dishes, great margaritas and an excellent tequila menu. The restaurant only seats about 40 people so make sure to get their early as they only take reservations for parties of more than 5. We love their Tinga Tostados, Bife Taquitos, Costillas and the Pollo Pollito. Wash it down with one of their Margarita Especials and you're good to go. A must-visit on your trip to Dublin.
Pablo Picante: Another Mexican place that has been around for some time. Pablo Picante has 4 shops in Dublin - each equally delicious. One of their places specialises in Tortas, which are Mexican sandwiches. We prefer the Beefy Barbacoa burrito and the Sony San Diego (chicken).
Little Ass Burrito Bar: This place doesn't just have a great name - it also has great burritos. The small shop on Dawson street is just big enough to seat 4 people, but this is part of its charm. They serve up a great burrito here. Try their beef burrito with their smokey salsa. Yummy!
Taco Taco Dublin: A newcomer to the Dublin food scene. Run by the crew behind Italian hit - San Lorenzo's. This pop up restaurant in the city centre is amazing. We had some amazing jerk chicken tacos with coconut and bacon with a side of Super Beef Nachos. Perfect for lunch or dinner.