Ah, to be young and alive in Liverpool’s Wavertree. You have The Mystery to play in, Sefton Park on the other side, easy access to the city centre and, yes, the Evil Eye Beer & Burrito Shack staring at you from the corner of Smithdown Road and Ullet. It’s here that salubrious if not studious Liverpudlians get their affordable fix of Mexico’s best – the burrito in all its fabulous forms – and beer, lots of beer.
Evil Eye Beer & Burrito Shack’s forte is the Mexican delicacy that you arrive at when you wrap a soft tortilla around delicious fillings. Simple. At Evil Eye’s Smithdown Road premises you can order from a set menu of pre-ordained burritos or create your own if you’re feeling ambitious or just plain contrary. The set menu of this Mexican restaurant in Liverpool’s Wavertree features Big Meaty Madres, Sexy Veggie/Vegan Diablos, and a HotHotHeat selection that requires you have a beer or three on hand – both the burritos here have titles that should also act to flag up the dangers to wayward consumption. Montezuma’s Revenge and its vegetarian counterpart warrant a three-cartoon-chilli warning due to the fact they contain a Molotov combination of habanero, guajillo, jalapeno, chipotle, and Scotch bonnet chillies atop steak or veggie beef, respectively.
For a milder but no less meaty burrito kick go for the Cluck Norris, chicken with a kick sourced from farmers local to Liverpool, marinated with a mix of smoky chipotle, cumin and tomato, cooked and wrapped with Mexican rice, veggies, pico de gallo salsa, refried beans and guac. Wavertree and Sefton’s vegetarian and vegan purists have even more going for them at this thoughtful Mexican restaurant with no less than four options, all with suggestive titles like the No Pollos Hermanos, Steak Out, the Vegendary, and the Hallou is it Mi You’re Looking For? Enough said, almost. A brilliant way to get festive with one of Liverpool’s best bands of burrito brothers and sisters is to pick your way through a five-stage creative process – choosing your main filling (smoky chipotle chicken, adobo steak, bourbon BBQ pulled pork or just vegetables), rice (traditional Mexican or with lime and cilantro), vegetables (spicy, jalapenos, garlic and herb mushrooms, avocado), one of three house salsa steps, plus beans and sundry extras. It’s the recipe for a perfect burrito that’s hard to beat.
Burrito was delicious. The size of the burrito was very filling that we couldn't finish the chips. We were seen to really quickly and the food arrived quickly too.
Fast service and high quality food. Welcomed by one of the staff at the front bar and offered some drinks immediately. Food ordered and served within 20 minutes.
Burritos and nachos - good portion sizes, kid friendly - see you next week! Good selection of beers as well, kitchen recently upgraded. Highly recommend.