We were getting into that Christmas spirit and while twisting tinsel onto the tree and cursing over broken fairy lights, we started to think about the Panto we were off to see at the Tyne Theatre (Beauty and the Beast). But then I started to think… food!
Zapatista’s Festive Burrito
We’re big Mexican food fans in our house. OK when I say we I mean Catherine and myself. While the girls sometimes embrace it and if the sun is shining the wrong way, they can be really fussy. So when I spotted that Zapatista had a Festive filling on offer, I tried to engineer a way to tie in a trip there on route to the Panto.
Zapatista have two venues in Newcastle one on Ridley Place and the other on Grainger Street (central Station end). There’s an easy tie in then. Park up, Mexican food, walk to Theatre. However, something made me question the availability (not sure why I thought it). So I messaged Zapatista and sure enough the Festive Filling was only available in Ridley Place. Good job I checked!
Zapatista – Ridley Place
We huddled around the entrance way deciding upon our order to try and speed through the process. Abigail wanted the children’s meal, Imogen wanted plain Nachos, Cat and myself were festive all the way.
Abigail was given the option of mild chicken, pork or vegetables or the amazing option of plain chicken. This was cooked to order so we sat to one side while this was being prepared. After a few minutes we were back in the queue, choosing our fillings (Festive Filling of course). Mild or Spicy Beans (Spicy please). Mild, Medium, Hot or Very Hot Salsa… or the special salsa (Cranberry, orange and lime), well it is Christmas.
Downstairs is high stool seating, but up stairs are lower seats. So we headed up to find a table. Christmas was being set up at Zapatista with strands of cool colour changing lights.
Abigail’s kids meal consisted of rice, cheese, plain grilled Chicken and two soft tortillas. It also can with a choice of Apple or Orange juice. We think it is a bargain at only £2.90. She was in her element.
Imogen wanted plain nachos, but we convinced her to try a side portion of cheese, which she liked. It could have come with Guacamole, salsa, jalepenos and cheese, but plain was the order of the day.
Finally the festive filling. I’m partial to a christmas sandwich or festive item. As soon as mince pies are in abundance I need to try a few. So The festive Filling in a burrito had to be tried. Catherine opted for a mild salsa, while I opted for full on Christmas cheer! And I wasn’t disappointed. The Cranberry salsa set it off nicely.
One of the simple things that I appreciated was the wrapping of the burrito. There is a knack to it and at home when I’ve tried we end up with a knife and for job. Here it was tightly packaged and didn’t split even down to the last mouthful.
With Christmas in our bellies, it was time for the panto and one last check up the chimney for Santo Clos!
Zapatista has two venues. One at 28 Ridley Place and the other at 9 Grainger Street. For up to date details like their page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ZapatistaBurritoBar