Santana Grill (burritos)

The grub: Mexican street food like quesadillas topped with cheese, humungous burritos made with 6-hour slow cooked beef (barbacoa), and soft tacos made with fresh corn tortillas and stuffed with whatever is on the specials list that day. Also worth a try: stuffed chillis (chile relleno) and burritos with slow cooked pork (carnitas). Chicken tinga now featuring too.

The vibe: Hectic. Brightly coloured street stall with queues stretching out so make sure you’re in the right line. Tip: if you’re lucky, you might even get a glimpse of smoke coming out of the owner’s ears as he dashes around the kitchen wrapping and talking as he goes…

The story: Rury Fischelt (he’s Dutch-Mexican) says his purpose is to “provide happiness to the people of this beautiful land” and so far he’s doing well. Having cooked for the last five years at an annual charity event and sold out every time, people started saying he should do something more permanent. Santana started in Spring 2011 as a professional taqueria.

The tab: Around £6/burrito

Get the lowdown: Wed/Thurs/Fri lunchtimes at Tachbrook Street Market, SW1 . Follow his progress/see the menus on twitter @Santanagrill or on the Facebook page


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