‘best burritos this side of Tijuana’

Not so long ago Las Iguanas came to Toon and it was obvious (mainly from the size of the queues and how long it takes to get a table…) that what the city really lacked was decent Latin American restaurants, So of course you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon the little gem that is, Zapatista.

Zapatista Newcastle

Now you know that when I find something good, I like to share. So let me introduce you to Newcastle’s brand new burrito bar. It’s a pretty simple layout with whitewashed brick, Latino inspired murals, and long communal benches where you can enjoy your burrito. It’s basically like subway for burritos: they fill your tortilla with coriander rice, you choose your meat, add mild or spicy beans, pick your salsa from a range of spices and add a few extras. I opted for the chilli burrito with spicy beans, salsa, cheese, guacamole, sour cream and jalepenos. AMAZING. I got so excited about them, I managed to talk one of my mates into visiting the next day. He came back with the verdict (and delightful quote that I pinched for the post title..) that they were the ‘best burritos this side of Tijuana’.


  1. June 27, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    Yum!! I wanna try! :p

    xo – David

  2. June 28, 2012 / 2:23 am

    looks awesomeeee!!!! hahah def trying!! 🙂

  3. June 28, 2012 / 2:33 am

    I can't imagine living anywhere that lacked good Mexican food – it's my favourite, especially guacamole! Zapatista looks delicious 🙂

    • June 30, 2012 / 7:52 am

      I know it is a bit odd, but for some reason there just aren't a lot of places up here that do it! Definite gap in the market x

  4. June 28, 2012 / 7:22 am

    Oh wow, that burrito looks so good! I'm always in favor of delish Mexican eats 🙂

  5. June 28, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    ahhhh yum!

    p.s. i'm SO sorry, i know i still totally owe you an email! forgive me? i'll get to it this week, i promise!


    • June 30, 2012 / 7:53 am

      haha of course I forgive you! You've been very very busy lately with the move and everything.
      Looking forward to hearing from you xx

  6. June 29, 2012 / 12:09 am

    ahh mexican food! i have to have it at lest once a week. so delish

  7. June 29, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    Mmm Mexican food is the yummiest 🙂

  8. Anonymous
    June 29, 2012 / 5:02 pm

    Is it expensive? I'm always looking for nice and cheap eats in Newcastle for the days when I don't fancy my, unimspiringly standard, own salad!

    • June 30, 2012 / 7:51 am

      it's not too bad. I think it's about £4.20 for the burrito but then I paid extra to jalapenos and guacamole so it came to about a fiver. I thought it was worth it though cos they're HUGE! x

  9. June 29, 2012 / 8:20 pm

    In reply to your comment: yes they are teeth on my necklace haha!
    This food looks so good xo

  10. June 29, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    Ahhhh that burrito looks so good, it makes me want to grab one as soon as I get off work. We have burrito bars all over Texas, as one might imagine, and I never get tired of eating at them.

  11. June 30, 2012 / 1:11 am

    looks great!


  12. June 30, 2012 / 10:14 am

    I love Burritos, and that one looks delicious!

  13. June 30, 2012 / 10:19 am

    I love Las Iguanas, will have to try this place.

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