Taco Mazama Mexican Kitchen
- Telephone 0141 248 8940
- Food served Sun–Tue 11am-9pm; Wed 11am-10pm; Thu 11am–11pm; Fri/Sat 11am–1am.
- Average price £11 (lunch); £11 (evening meal)
- Typical order Classic burrito (£4.99)
- Website www.tacomazama.co.uk
Big fat burritos are the order of the day (or more likely evening) at Taco Mazama. The Mexican chain of two – the original city centre branch and the sit-in or takeout west end version – offers good value from a brief but tempting takeaway menu, much of which travels well, with online ordering and reliable delivery. For just under a fiver the brick-size burrito comes loaded with rice, beans, cheese, salsa and sour cream – plus a filling of your choice, including marinated chicken with meaty chargrilled flavour and very tasty slow-cooked barbecue pork. The quesadillas are a more subdued snack, served in either half or full portions and filled with cheese, caramelised onions and a desired filling.
With prime locations on Byres Road and Renfield Street, and a veritably vegetarian-friendly menu, Taco Mazama can confidently claim the title of Glasgow’s stronghold of piquant, quick eats. It’s a favourite lunch spot for students and professionals scurrying to squeeze in a burrito in their schedule, and its late opening hours make it a practical solution to a post-outing stomach rumble. The menu lends itself to a food free-play as customers may choose any combo of wrap, filling, and sauce on the board. Burrito, taco, quesadilla and fajita await the house-chargrilled chicken, pulled pork, or chorizo. There is a surfeit of sauces to douse the meal, and a spoonful of creamy smooth guacamole to top it all off is well worth the extra 75p. Loyal to its signature green colour, the takeaway serves up four daily vegetarian options, boosted by an extra vegan special filling every Tuesday. As a great temporary solution to wistful dreams of Central America, Taco Mazama readily awaits around the corner, to provide a quick and affordable daily dose of Mexican street food.
- Delivery: ask for details
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 50
- Largest group: 35
- Open since: 2010