So this weekend I found a very nice, and quick, Mexican fast food restaurant in Oxford just off the high street.
Two of the things I miss most living in England (having grown up in San Diego) are baseball and Mexican food.
There are a handful of Mexican places around (though nothing compared to what you would find in the states) but no place that you can go get a quick burrito and move on. All the current places are Chillis and other Mexican theme restaurants which are fine if you want to sit for a few hours and listen to recorded mariachi band music and look at sombreros hanging on the wall. The Mission Grill in Oxford was a nice change– some Mexican takeaway finally.
We went there on Saturday night on the way to the cinema. There was a line of university students going out the door and it definitely seemed a popular place with them. I had a chicken burrito and a Corona before walking to the Phoenix Picture House cinema. It was absolutely fantastic. I’m glad someone finally bucked the trend of opening another sandwich shop and did something different.
It doesn’t look like a chain (not yet), so I presume it is a start-up. Here’s the website.
We don’t have professional baseball here, but the Chargers played at Wembley this weekend (didn’t find out about it until all the tickets were gone). I was never much of an American Football fan, but it’s a start. Now, if we can get the Padres over here, I’ll be set.