Death By Burrito

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This buzzy new mini-Mexican grill and ‘cocteleria’ (cocktail bar) at hip Shoreditch haunt Catch promises to stuff you until you burst, should you desire. Order duck breast with chimichurri, pig’s cheek with crackling or veggie variants of the eponymous wrap, served street food-style on paper trays. Alternatively, pig out on Baja fish tacos with slaw, courgette flower and ricotta crêpes, plantain croquettes, scallop ceviche and crab cakes, plus sides of drunken beans and homespun guacamole. An ex-Purl bartender pours the drinks, but if you’re no amigo of agave, you may be thrown by the tequila-only list. However, it’s worth persevering because Mexican new-wave ideas such as pink Paloma (made with raspberries, Aperol and vanilla-salted grapefruit soda), turbo chelada (a cucumber and lime lagerita topped with thyme-salt foam) and death by julep should convert you to the tequila cause.

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Death By Burrito

Catch, 22 Kingsland Road ,London E2 8DA

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Death by Burrito - Mexican grill & cocktail bar

by   bronze reviewer (11)

Aug 2013

Mixed reviews of Rebel Society’s Death by Burrito in Shoreditch had me longing to explore the pop up Mexican grill & cocktail bar. On the hunt for a contemporary burrito that would blow my mind. Great service, orders were taken promptly and goods delivered just as quick. Short but sweet menu allowed snappy decisions – just the way I like it. Thumbs up to the house cocktail You Da Ho-Chata – Jose Cuervo with hints of cinnamon, cardamom and smoke. A less intense choice, Pink Paloma – raspberry and...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 5

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Death By Burrito

Catch, 22 Kingsland Road ,London E2 8DA

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by   (1)

Nov 2012

Death by Burrito is in a small bar not far from Old Street. A man at the bar complained how much it had changed since he had first started coming there. That it never used to do food or have a pool table. The dining space is small or ‘intimate’ and dark – a nice cosy place to stop for a quick drink, but perhaps not Mexican. First we ordered cocktails which arrived in thimbles. Between the 2 different tequila based cocktails we tried they were equally undrinkable. For £6.50 you get a tiny glass with...

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Victoria B.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 2

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Death By Burrito

Catch, 22 Kingsland Road ,London E2 8DA

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by   silver reviewer (20)

Oct 2012

I am a hungry person and the name of that place made me smile. I figure Death by Burrito wouldn't be a bad way to go (assuming it didn't involve indigestion) so when my friend booked it, I though I'd hijack the reservation and paid the first round of cocktails. Well… To start with the reservation was for 2 hours and yes they did remind us several times (two hours, 120 minutes, 1hoursx2). We had a look at the menu and ordered and it was fine. That's all I can say about it, it wasn't worth the hassle...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 5

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Catch, 22 Kingsland Road ,London E2 8DA

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Sep 2012

After hearing there was a new Mexican place opening up in the heart of Shoreditch I knew I had to check it out straight away. Arrived around 9pm on a Friday night and the place was heaving, but I was shown to a booth quickly (a few others behind me were not so fortunate.) My girlfriend and I ordered a few cocktails which came promptly, both of us agreed that the Pink Paloma was the overall winner. Our order was taken fairly prompty and the food came within 30 minutes, which given how packed the...

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Alan H.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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