Taco Mazama Mexican Kitchen
- Telephone 0141 248 8940
- Food served Mon/Tue 11am-9pm; Wed 11am-10pm; Thu 11am–11pm; Fri/Sat 11am–late; Sun 11am–9pm
- Average price £13 (lunch); £13 (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.
This is authentic US-style Mexican food. The menu is not vast but the freshness of the food makes this a must-visit to either of their branches. On offer are burritos, chillis, nachos, tacos and quesadillas – a grilled cheese 'sandwich' of tortillas served with extra fillings – which are probably the stars of the show. The side salsa comes in four different heat strengths and the jalapenos would be hot and crunchy enough to satisfy a real cowboy. The meat and veg fillings are a notch above what you might expect at a takeaway – the char-grilled chicken has a depth of meaty flavour and the barbecue pork, slow-cooked for seven hours, has a rich fruity sauce that complements the pork and chillis with a Christmassy spice. Vegetarians can opt for zucchini with peppers and butternut squash or aubergine and mushroom. The massive burritos – rice, beans, sour cream, salad, cheese and meat or vegetables all wrapped in soft floury, convenient and easy-to-carry, tortilla – are a generous meal in themselves.
- Delivery: ask for details
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 30-35
- Largest group: 35
- Open since: 2010