Thursday, 12 February 2009

Review: The Mission, Oxford

I'm no expert but I've liked most things labelled "Mexican" that have been wafted under my eager nose. I'm not sure if it's the spices or the richness but it's always a winner with me. Since I was small, my Mum has made the best guacamole ever (much better than the pre-made stuff, I shall have to dig out the recipe!). Now I'm at uni, one of my 'signature dishes' is nachos which are easy, tasty and a great sharing food (another recipe post sometime!). So when my housemate suggested we try out The Mission in central Oxford, I thought it was worth the bus ride in.

I've passed by their warm doorway several times since they opened but there's always been a sizeable queue, often out the door. Obviously, this is a great sign but not conducive to me stopping in. We arrived at about 7.30pm and although there was something of a queue, we joined the throng. A chicken burrito with lots in it costs less than £5, which can't be argued with considering how full it leaves you. Definite value for money! Plus, it's delicious and tastes nice and fresh. They do several different wrap options with different fillings, which are mainly meat based but they do a vegetarian option too. Seating can be a bit of a problem as it's only a small establishment and you just have to sit where you can but this adds to the casual social feel.

All in all, a great place to eat. Worth popping in even if it's busy, especially if you're in need of a quick takeaway fix. Good value, lots of options to keep everyone happy and very tasty.

Walking home that evening, it was suggested that burrito soup could be a tasty addition to my recipe book so that's something that I might need to experiment with in the future!

1 comment:

Sublime Monkey said...

It's probably worth thinking of the Mission as a lunch only fast food joint, but in a good way. The lack of and quality of the seating sort of tarnishes the experience. If you need a bite to eat on the move, or are going to enjoy the park or something, definetly get your tasty Mexican food parcel from here!

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