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.
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’.