Ireland is know for it’s beer, bars, party and friendly people. Ireland is never associated with Mexico. Besides, the flags have a similar design minus the eagle and change the red with orange. Regardless, Mexican food in Ireland is not talked about. In the land of potatoes and beer, there is a Mexican gold mine waiting to enrich your taste buds.
On my way of seeing Dublin, I noticed my stomach was rumbling. I was so focused on seeing the city that I missed eating a real meal. Kept looking around and I stumbled across this restaurant/bar. I was so surprised to see Mexican food in Ireland?!?! For some reason seeing a Mexican restaurant in Dublin never crossed my mind. That feeling of nostalgia started pouring. All my childhood memories of growing up in California, hanging out with my friends at the local taqueria. For those who don’t know, taqueria translate to taco shop from Spanish to English. In the USA, you get a more authentic taste if you go to one. It’s a lot better than taco-bell. Also, no ugly taco dog.
I when I went inside, I noticed the layout looks so similar to chipotle in the usa. You are greeted when it’s your turn in line to choose what you want in your burrito or salad. I chose to get the normal burrito. Meat enriched with all the Mexican flavors wrapped inside a tortilla. I sound so Californian now. Unfortunately, there were no vegan options. Although, they do only serve vegan food on world’s vegan day. Here is the link to this restaurant’s menu.
Ended up having a friendly talk with the staff. Learned that one of the workers was Mexican. Apparently, Dublin had a Latino community. They were mostly from Brazil and Mexico. Also learned that is this the Irish version of Chipotle from another staff worker. The american mega food chain has only been in Dublin for about 5 years. In my opinion, I always prefer local food stores than american. It doesn’t feel like I went anywhere, if I ate McDonald’s everywhere I go. It makes me feel like I’m helping out local businesses. No matter how small of a help I’m contributing.
With my food at hand, found a place to sit down and eat. When I took the first bite, the taste was amazing! It had the Texmex flavor to it. As the flavors blasted my mouth I almost felt as, if I was eating at one of my cousins’ home in Houston. Yes, I got family members who are part Mexican. We used to stop by on holidays excited about the home cooking. Ironically, burritos aren’t really Mexican. They are Mexican American. Only burritos you will find in mexico are the small donkeys. Where exactly burritos were created in the USA is up to debate. I know the mission district in San Francisco claims to be the first. Also, San Diego and all the major cities in Texas have something to say as well. Regardless of exactly where in the usa this food was invented, it’s really good.
Thank you so much for reading! Much love and safe travels!
We have partnered up with booking.com and working on TripAdvisor. Here are some links for each hope you all enjoy!
Here are links to hotels and other deals.
For Hotels, make sure to click here. For apartments make sure to click here. For Resorts click here. For villas click here. For bed and breakfast and for Guest houses, make sure to click the links!
I enjoyed Ireland, and I like Mexican food, seems like a win win situation!
Very true! I left with like two pounds of Mexican food in stomach that day 😂 mexican food is the best!
How interesting to find Mexican food in Ireland!
I had a burrito yesterday! Yum!
I know right?!?! Haha i almost did too. cant get enough it
It’s so filling.
I’m surprised that Ireland (heck, Europe overall) has good Mexican food. I always avoided trying them out, just because I was afraid of being disappointed. Good to hear you had a good experience, though!
Wow this is a great find! There are not enough Mexican burrito food placed in UK and I really like it!
Thanks for sharing! I would have never expected this kind of experience there.
I know right lol thank you for reading!
I can assure you my first few trips to Ireland in the 90’s did not have good Mexican food at all! However, the last few trips have shown superb food all around including Mexican! Fun idea for a post. Cheers!
I would not have thought to look for a Mexican place in Dublin.
LOVE Boojum. 🙂 I’ve nominated you for a Blogging Award… https://supernaturalhippie.com/2020/03/11/march-must-be-my-month-for-blog-awards-been-nominated-for-the-real-neat-blog-award/
sorry just saw this! will post it in the next post! stay safe my friend!
That’s fascinating. I never would have suspected there would be Mexican restaurants in Ireland.
i know right! i was so mind blown. i’m glad they have that option over there. makes me want to visit more
It is true! When I decided to visit Ireland (first trip to Belfast) my Northern ireland friend told me so many times I had to try Boojum the best burrito i would ever try…he is such a fan he have t-shirts we won in contest of “eat this amount of burritos and you get a free shirt”
There is an Ireland Mexico connection. Look up Saint Patrick Battalion.
Thanks for sharing. Mexican food is popular because it’s full of flavor and it is rather easy to eat vegetarian without getting bored.
yes! the flavors are amazing! i can be vegetarian if I eat Mexican without meat. it wouldn’t be as dull