The best in London, up against big hitters like Southwest Sandwich, is Proritos in London. The Mexican burrito shop was started by two friends who started experimenting with their fusion cuisine.
In 2020, they decided to bring Mexican food to a takeaway restaurant in south-east London they called Hungry. Three years later, they introduce the “World’s Fattest Burrito.”
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A brisk walk through Eltham does wonders for the appetite, and by the time I arrived I was well past hunger, my cavernous stomach aching at even a whiff of a burrito. Fortunately for me, I pre-ordered and had nothing left to do but show up and grab the goodies.
Inside, Proritos looked more like a university kitchen, albeit with cleaner surfaces and fewer empty bottles. Neon signs lit up plywood walls plastered with random, calculated posters, while a group of brothers sliced, fried and wrapped in the open-plan kitchen.
My food floated instantly, and the weight of the paper bag surprised me despite their claim of being the “fattest in the world.” I really feared for the bag handles as I traversed South East London again.
The £9.45 House Brorrito was the first to strike, its silver wrapper falling off to reveal a tortilla stuffed to the brim with grilled chicken thighs, red rice, cheese, red cabbage, pink onions, sweet corn salsa, crushed nachos and chipotle mayonnaise. The first bite combined all of those flavors to give me the smokiest, warmest, most complex bite of Mexican food I’ve ever put in my mouth.
Birriya, a meat stew cooked in broth, is the main ingredient of the Birriya Beef Burrita, priced at £10.95. It’s placed alongside French fries, cheese, sour cream, onions, cilantro, and chimichurri.
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The saucy meat would have been ready with the accompanying bowl of broth but unfortunately, they were all sold out. Instead, I had the pleasure of adding chimichurri to the meat mixture, making the burrito spicy, sweet, and extremely flavorful, which eliminated all my problems.
Churros for £5.50 drenched in thick and creamy dulche de leche rounded out my meal. Its golden crunch encapsulated everything a churro should be, with the caramel sauce adding just a little extra happiness.
While the food of Proritos is absolutely incredible, it’s the sheer dedication to being “brothers” that makes them winners in my eyes. They’re friendly and approachable, as is their authentic food – London deserves more takeaways like them
You can find Brorritos at 174 Bexley Road, SE9 2PH and 8 Brockley Cross, SE4 1BE or order their food through Deliveroo and Uber Eats.
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