Chico Bandito is a restaurant we accidentally found hidden away amongst the back streets of Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch.
Seeing the lunch menu at £5 for a burrito we huddled in and decided to have a hearty lunch.
The interior of the restaurant reflects the bright, fun exterior, with Mexican hats hanging upside down as well other associated Mexican decorations. It’s certainly seems an interesting place to come after work, if you wanted a casual, laid back drink.
The lunch menu is pretty extensive with options on both sides. As I’m an indecisive person, it took me awhile to decide what to order.
Unfortunately, we found that the £5 burrito was only on offer for take-away and instead the burrito dining in, bumped up the price to around £7.65.
Instead I ordered away from the usual burritos and tacos and ordered from the grill section; Cajun BBQ chicken. A healthier alternative if you like…
The chicken arrived on skewers with a thick layer of BBQ sauce coated on top. The chicken was flavourful and not dry however without the BBQ sauce to sweeten the meat, was a little boring. The dish also arrived with a spicy chilli dressing which was a little on the tart side. Rice was also cooked well and not clumpy.
As a little lunchtime getaway Chico Bandito was pleasant enough, serving comfort food on a budget. For what you get the portions sizes are generous and you certainly won’t be left feeling robbed. The food is average and on the safe size and only recommended to local workers who are bored with other budget lunchtime eateries in the area.
– Chico Bandito, Shoreditch