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Cheap eats in Birmingham, Habaneros

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Mobile Mexican street food van specialising in burritos and ludicrously spicy hot sauce

Do you remember the dark years in Birmingham’s history when a jacket potato qualified as an exotic lunch option? From 11.30am until 3pm each week day, the good people at Habaneros help to exorcise those sweaty, polystyrene-clad memories with a hearty dose of Mexico, which can even be ordered from the comfort of your office desk.

You’ll struggle to miss the neon signage of Temple Row’s ‘Hab Van’ and – if it’s a Friday after 12.30pm – the salivating masses, eager to get their hands on Hab’s ‘XXX’ hot sauce. If you can get it, we’re suckers for the chilli beef brisket burrito (a special but a regular one). Failing that the pork pibil or 14-hour marinated chicken tinga are solid alternatives. And if you’re struggling to decide, there’s always the tacos, which come in threes, so you can sample all of the above at once.

If you rarely make it in to the city centre mid-week, fear not – you can get your fill at the Digbeth Dining Club and regional street food events across the weekend. Follow Habaneros for the latest. 

Written by Katy Drohan


Temple Row
B2 5JP
Opening hours:
Mon–Fri: 11.30am–3pm
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