Remember that time I got a bit hysterical over a burrito bar in Belfast? And how I begged the burrito gods to open one in Glasgow? Well the wish was granted (kinda)! I was swanning about Twitter, as you do, and after a few false alarms I spied someone tweeting about an amazing burrito in Glasgow. I investigated. I found Pinto. After sampling the goods, I felt it was appropriate that I share the goodness!
This is Pinto! Bold, bright, energetic. The set up is very similar to Subway in that you work and order along a production line, adding to and personalising your food as you go. It totally beats Subway in the sense that they refuse to use microwaves or freezers: everything is fresh. Oh, and they’re licensed so you can enjoy a Margarita or a Desperado with your food!
I was slightly panicked, as I knew what I wanted until I had to order!
So here we go: my food.
I’ll break it down into ‘the stages’. My order was:
1. A burrito
2. Barbacoa beef – shredded barbecued beef.
3. Fire-roasted tomato chipotle salsa
4. Black beans
5. Monterey Jack cheese
This is very similar to my Boojum order; the salsa will be different and the rice Pinto give is the normal cilantro-lime rice whereas Boojum offer a savoury Mexican rice as an option, which I took. But apart from that I made the same order.
As I said: not photogenic. But very tasty.
So who wins between Boojum and Pinto? Now there is a question. As it stands, they’re equally delicious – I’ll need another burrito from each before I can conclude my research!
Pinto Mexican Kitchen,
138 Queen Street,
(0141) 221 9330