Daddy Donkey

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Burrito worshippers should leg it through the lunchtime market to this corner site – but first learn the word ‘cola’ (Spanish for ‘queue’).

If you have a hankering for a burrito as well as a cheap handbag, Leather Lane is the place to be. Nestled among the bric-a-brac, cheap shoes and 'classic' CDs is this behemoth of an operation – Daddy Donkey is a self-proclaimed ‘kick-ass Mexican grill’. Started by Joel Henderson in 2005, the street food stall grew massively over the past few years, and in 2014 the operation moved into a permanent coner site.  But despite settling into a 'proper' takeaway joint, has still managed to keep the quality of their offerings consistent. Whether you’re having the ‘naked burrito’ (sans tortilla, replaced with salad) or the Daddy D burrito, choose from five fillings (a step above other burrito stalls), including shredded beef (cooked with green tomatillos and lime salsa; £6.50), or carnitas (pork shoulder cooked in with garlic, cola, spiced and chili; £5.95). The combinations are endless, but there is one constant – be prepared to queue.

Venue name: Daddy Donkey
Address: 50B Leather Lane
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm
Transport: Tube: Farringdon tube/rail
Price: Main courses £5.25-£5.95

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Rosie T
Staff Writer

This place is so delicious! I used to visit to stall on Leather Lane (the 

queuewas always sooooolooooonnngg) but always sooooo worth the wait! They have since opened a shop also on Leather Lane, still a bit of a wait and yes still well worth it. One of the best  burritos I've had that's for sure :) 

tiago a

I first went to Daddy Donkey when they had a van on Leather Ln and now they have moved into a small shop.

When I first tried it was one of the best and biggest burritos in London but with the change to the shop something as changed, couldn't put my head around it but something as definitely changed.

Its still a pretty good burrito but not one of the best anymore, still worth to try and the size is still there. :)  

Paul C
Staff Writer

Daddy Donkey does a lovely burrito, most people would agree given the queues out of the door every day. I usually go for the hand pulled pork burrito which is succulent and juicy! The only issue is, it's one of the more expensive burritos out there, especially when you add on all the extras. I'd prefer them to throw the jalapeños in for free...

Keith M

Used to work in this area and back there now - Daddy Donkey has moved from a trailer to a shop now and I was not disappointed to be back. Had my fair share of burritos in the US and this place is really good. Authentic flavours (although a burrito will never be truly Mexican), the chipotle salsa is great with the slow cooked pork. I love this place!


The most similar at the Guajaqueño style.. not exactly, but good enough!! The extra hot is just normal hot in Mexico!


Good discount today with my timeout card, I love that place! I will be back guys..


A shadow of its former self. T£1.50 for teaspoon of gauc an 2 japenos seemed a little excessive, but given how dispapointing the burrito was it certianly wasn't worth. all rice and no meat - there are far better places in the market offering much better value. a shame as it used to be good. a victim of its own success