Mission Burrito outlet in Wales. Photo by Jasmin Koerber

Last time we heard about Mission Burrito, a Mission-style burrito purveyor in the UK, was in 2011 when they had just opened a shop in Oxford.

Three years later we learn from former Mission Local reporter Jasmin Koerber that the outlet now has six stores throughout the UK, including one in Cardiff, Wales. However, she reports that the taste is not the same as the ones back home. We are getting reports that the staff was friendly, but burritos were not on par with Mission ones:

“Burrito does not compare to the Mission…[They’re] pretty small (even though I took the regular size). I had the veggie burrito with the chipotle sauce and cheese (without cilantro!), and it basically consisted of roasted peppers and black beans with some rice and salad. The place itself was pretty minimalistic, just a takeout counter with some seating outside, typical fast food place.”

Previously: La Taqueria Wins Burrito Bracket, Surprising No one

Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare...

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  1. Last time I was in Mexico there were no burritos or taquerías further south than the border towns because they are an American invention, but they’re a good one and I see lots of Mexicans enjoying both here in the Mission.

    I’m a gringo but Mexico is my favorite country of the couple of dozen I have visited including Europe, and I consider my heart to be traditionally Mexican so I don’t eat burritos.

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