Benito's Hat

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London’s Tex-Mex eateries are currently ten a peso, and the branded interior of Benito's Hat looks ripe for replication – no doubt something owner Ben Fordham, a former City lawyer, has considered. Lime and orange walls overlook functional wooden tables, with cactus pots sitting precariously among the condiments.

The fast-moving production line serves some of the best burritos in town. We plumped for one loaded with slow-cooked pork, and loved the soft, floury tortilla, the freshness of the fiery salsa brava (made several times daily) and the black beans, which were authentically flavoured with avocado leaves. Chicken, steak and vegetable options are also available, as are suitably merciless margaritas.

Venue name: Benito's Hat
Address: 56 Goodge Street
Opening hours: Meals served 11.30am-10pm Mon-Wed, Sun; 11.30am-11pm Thur-Sat
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street tube
Price: Main courses £5.50-£6.40

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3.3 / 5

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Louise S
Staff Writer

Great place to go if you fancy a quick bite, the burritos are delicious, reasonably priced and the staff are really friendly!


Delicious, and I love that you can get proper (grilled corn) tortillas for the tacos - a rarity in London!


Don't know if it's just me but I really didn't enjoy the chicken burrito I had here. It was bland and reminded me of a soggy nappy (sorry!). I didn't even think that it was that cheap- £6.30 or something. I would much rather go somewhere like Maoz falafel and spend less for something much tastier!