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Tortilla (Restaurant)

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6 Market Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8AH
Cuisine: Mexican Average Price: £6.00
Tel: 0207 637 2800 | Email to Tortilla | Transport: Oxford Circus | Write review

Tortilla Review

Best for: respite from a wet shopping excursion along Oxford Street.

Great: for quick, very quick, Mexican cuisine.

It’s a wet and windy Wednesday evening and London only has one concern: speed. It’s the middle late spring and the capital has been caught off guard by a sudden downpour. As my fiancé and I walk down New Oxford Street, the rain pelts down and, although a bus ride would seem the smarter option, the walk is likely to be the timeliest. Move over Boris, fast lanes are no longer needed when rain is involved. Everyone is umbrella-less and everyone wants to move, quickly.

This is the same as my own agenda as I weave through the drenched rows of people, battling to the trendy Market Place square just off the Oxford Street’s shopping precinct. Tortilla is our chosen destination, a dry Mexican grill haven. The emphasis firmly on quick delivery, Tortilla is a no-nonsense eatery. Go in, order, wait, eat, go; all in ten minutes.

Making time an enemy, it’s all speed-tastic as our Tortilla hero is at the ready with his ladle and foil wrap. A quick intro is all it takes to master the menu with half a dozen burrito, fajita and taco options and even less fillings. One silver lining of our rain-drenched cloud is that my fiancé doesn’t have to hasten me to choose something before the waiter is beckoned over. We’re at the counter already.

Tortilla hero still awaiting, I opt for the medium burrito with grilled chicken and fiancé goes for the same wrapped delight but with braised pork. Drink choices are minimal: frozen margarita, authentic beer or fizzy drinks. Not much in the way of sides either; a few chips are added before the prized foil orders are placed in our baskets.

As the rain continues to come down, my mouth is drooling with hunger. Unwrapping the cylinder in front of me, I notice on the table that there is some handy information that, unfortunately, questions all my speediness thus far. Titled ‘Undress Slowly’ (the burrito that is), the three-step guide reads as follows:

1. Grab the burrito, foil and all, with both hands.
2. Starting at the top, tear away a strip of foil in a circular motion until sufficient burrito bite is exposed.
3. Dig in!

With all the time concepts firmly in hand, this has certainly thrown me and is not how I would like to ‘undress’ my burrito, and I definitely don’t want to do it slowly. The East End Londoner in me meets the hunger monster and rips away at the foil at random, hacking away with tools (knife and fork) I’ve picked up at the trusty drinks machine. Forget the elegance, I’m hungry.

Lucky to be here with my fiancé and not a date, things have got slightly out of hand with burrito gone in seven minutes, guacamole and sour cream on my hands, and a certainty that there are some black beans stuck between my teeth. Not the poshest of dates, but it does the trick, and it hits hunger fast.

A motto of ‘save time, order online’ sees the Tortilla To Go service on offer for local business types and a quick lunch if I ever saw one. The quick counter service, the no-fuss menu and the fast consuming of Tortilla Mexican grill goodies make this more a lunchtime stop than a first date success. Just make sure that your digestion can keep up with Tortilla’s Speedy Gonzales concept.
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Customer Reviews for Tortilla

Average (based on 1 votes): 1 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“It's quick for a bite and I like burittos so it made a nice change from regular eat and run / sandwich places. I think it might be more of a lunch place or a place to grab a quick bite before going to the pub rather than a sit down and enjoy type a meal type place.”
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Liam Ring, London (7 years 1 months 16 days ago)

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Tortilla Opening Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Friday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm    

Additional Information

  • Cuisine Type: Mexican
  • Average Price: £6.00
  • Group: Tortilla

Tortilla Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: Mexican
  • Average Price: £6.00

Tortilla Food Menu

Wholesome, delicious Mexican fare at very affordable prices.

Choose whether you want a burrito, fajita, salad etc and then choose which meat you would liek from grilled chicken, grilled beef, braised pork or a vegetarian alternative and then watch it being made expertly before your eyes!

Updated 16/02/2011

Tortilla Drinks Menu

Good selection of soft drinks and of course excellent Margheritas and Mexican and International beers.

Updated 16/02/2011

Special offers, discounts and deals at Tortilla

We serve delicious Fish Tacos every Tuesday at our Market Place store.

Updated 16/02/2011

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"Hi guys, I come here with my friends and have very good time. I like your place very much and is very good times. I come back when I can soon. Thank you very much." Which venue is this?

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"Dreadful pub, run by people who have zero idea about hospitality or running a pub. Upon arrival we sat in the back garden that only had one other table occupied , when we tried to order off the lunch menu..." Which venue is this?

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