So I keep moaning to everyone recently about EAT.ST being slightly too far to reach during my lunch break (please can you start opening on weekends EAT.st), but also telling everyone how amazing it is, but I haven’t actually been. The food just sounds so amazing I can imagine how good it is! But with EAT.ST traders now at the Imperial Arms in Chelsea at the weekends I now have no excuse to moan.
I noticed Luardos were at The Imperial Arms last week so was time I tried it, and I’m a big fan when it comes to Mexican, especially the Famed Burrito.
The burrito itself is large and well filled. The tortilla is thick, which means no spillage from the bottom, and the fact that it’s been toasted gives it that extra Smokey flavour with a crisp bite. I’m not sure how the flank steak was cooked but it had a really nice Smokey depth, cooked medium/medium-rare, unless you mention you want to completely incinerate your beef and have it well done!
Filled with rice, sour cream, lettuce, delicious black beans, which were not too runny and not too salty. A layer of cheese, extremely fresh tomato salsa, and as far as I could taste they didn’t use cheap tomatoes as these were lovely and sweet and can make all the difference. A healthy dollop of guacamole, mashed but also some large pieces of avocado chucked in for texture. It was finished off with lots of my favourite herb, Coriander.
When ordering you’ll be asked how hot you would like it, I asked for heat ‘no4’ but if you’re feeling daring go for heat ‘no10’! The dish was accompanied by some tortilla chips, which to me the dish didn’t need as they tasted a bit stale/oily and made the overall dish look bad.