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||Contact:|
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
- 5 star:3
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
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!
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