Friday, 24 February 2012

El Mexicana, Meadowhall

I've been meaning to visit Sheffield for ages. I always think it's the most enigmatic of the great Northern cities. Always going about its business slightly under the radar without feeling the need to shout about how wonderful it is to the world. Yes Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds I am looking at you.

There could be two reasons for this. Either Sheffield is a bit rubbish or it just doesn't care what others think. I have a sneaking suspicion it's the latter, and intend to go find out.

Unfortunately I'm not going to find Sheffield enlightenment at Meadowhall, so that will have to wait for another day. As a general hater of large shopping centres, you might imagine I don't much like Meadowhall. You'd be right, it's awful. Particularly awful when I was there last week. It was half-term and the place was rammed to the rafters, the entire population of South Yorkshire seemingly having decamped there to noisily eat shit food in a soulless echoing void.

Still, I needed something to eat and El Mexicana didn't have a queue and wasn't a fast food mega-chain so I thought I'd give it a try. As luck would have it it was pretty good.

 Burritos - not very photogenic

A pork pibil burrito was generously stuffed with tangy, tender slow cooked pork. The ratio of meat to rice and beans was just right and it didn't feel overly heavy like burritos sometimes do. The chipotle salsa could have done with a bit more kick though.

£4.49 for the burrito, so not cheap but about the norm for these sort of places. Guacamole was 50p extra, what a surprise! Certainly one of the better meals you're likely to eat in the Meadowhall fast food court. Hopefully I'll be back to do Sheffield properly soon.


El Mexicana


Gary said...

never ever go to meadowhell *shudders*

sheffield is brilliant, lived there for a year and would move back without hesitation if I could.

If you need some tips for pubs or eateries then give me a shout.


Dave said...

Cheers Gary, will do.

Wii Fit Fatty said...

We just discovered El Mexicana today and I found your blog while looking to see if they had any other locations nearer to Derby. Good review, you should have tried the churros with chocolate sauce for dessert as they were DIVINE! Cheers :-)

Dave said...

Thanks for reading, glad you liked it.

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