We have been looking for good Mexican food in Norway for years! We didnt want a fancy restaurant as eating out in Norway is very expensive. Expect to pay 12 € for a Big Mac Menu at McDonalds in Norway.
Fast food – the Mexican way!
So we were looking for a “fast food” chain where prices could be similar to McDonalds while food was better and healthier.
Mexican Street Food finally in Norway!
When we heard El Burro was opening in Oslo, we were very excited and really wanted to visit it immediately!
El Burro is located in the most beautiful part of Oslo, in Niels Juels gate, surrounded by many local cafeterias and stores.
It was easy to find, and we were met by friendly people, some of them were even Mexican, and some of their customers were Spanish-speaking! The interior was typical Mexican with cozy colors and small beautiful cactus plants and paitings so we felt home!
Mexican street food is already super popular in other continents, like Australia!
We checked their menu and I got memories from Australian mexican chains like Mad Mex, Salsa and Guzman y Gomez… Yes Mexican street food is so popular in Australia! In Norway we dont have anything like that! Until now…
Just go to the left of the counter and start with choosing the food. I chose to have a Naked Burrito, you know a plain Burrito in a bowl without any wrap. The basic price was 12€ (95 kroner) which is exactly like a Big Mac Menu (but unfortunately drink is not included at El Burro).
Choose your custom-made burrito!
You can choose exactly how you want your Naked Burrito. Chicken and vegetables was included while meat and guacamole was extra. A naked burrito with chicken guacamole costs 113 nok (14€). You can also choose medium and spicy salsa. A bottle of Coke costs 36 kroner (4€) or a bottle of Corona beer costs 69 kr (8€). The drinks prices are a shame but its the same thing everywhere in this country. Then, pay – and you can take away or have a seat in the tiny little taco bar… We like that it even serves alcohol. In Norway, many fast food chains only have sodas, and this shows that El Burro is for more than kids! It’s food for everybody, the reason why Mexican food is so yummy and tasty, and just one reason to discover authentic taco in the home country, Mexico!
What we liked about the food at El Burro..
All the food was fresh and had a good taste, including the salad, tomato, jalapeno, cucumber, the cheese and the beens, really good quality, and the guacamole was very tasty as well. In comparison with Australian mexican street food I think El Burro wins! And definitely not like the TexMex food that you find in the Norwegian super markets… And it’s a shame, actually, we have found Old El Paso taco shields even in Norwegian look-a-like taco restaurans earlier, and that made us very dissapointed!
Finally you can replace the hamburger or pizza and eat healthier and more yummy food at El Burro! Fresh tacos and burritos!
A great time and a lovely first impression of Mexican street food in Norway at El Burro!
I liked the friendly staff and promised to come back when we left! I had a great time there and would recommend El Burro for everybody that wants a healthier optiom to all the hamburger, pizza and kebab places in Oslo!
Our score: 5 of 5 dots! We really hope Norwegians like the Mexican Street Food concept just like we do! We have really waited for this! And we hope to see more El Burros popping up at shopping malls and streets of Oslo in the near future competing against hamburgers and pizzas! Finally we can have affordable mexican in Oslo, just to drop in for lunch or after work, when you’re hungry and don’t want to prepare your own food!
Check out photos of El Burro, Oslo, here: