Recent years have seen a rapid influx of pop-up and Street Food themed restaurants across busy UK cities. Seemingly, these show no signs of being five minute wonders as they're still on the rise in the Northwest and tie in so well with our non-stop, on-the-go lifestyles.
Listed as South Liverpool's beer and burrito shack, this quaint little hub does what it says on the tin – and if you're a lover of hearty Mexican grub then you're in for a treat.
The moody yet inviting Evil Eye teeters at the bottom of the Smithdown Road strip (the Ullet Road end.) Whilst atypical enough on the outside to attract passing locals, inside upholds just the right level of quirk to ensure it remains hipster friendly. (Cue the on-trend los meurtas décor and even a tongue-in-cheek skeleton lolling about in a hammock above the bar…)
Enjoying the decor - especially the Dia de los muertos Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band poster!
Browsing the standard burrito menu in this festive dimly lit cove, you'll soon find that it's £6.50 for a mammoth burrito and a beer. Indulge in the tantalising bourbon BBQ pulled pork, or the smokey chipotle chicken and you won't be disappointed!
Veggies are well catered for, with a wealth of delicious alternatives on offer including BBQ halloumi with spicy rice, pico de gallo, fresh guacamole and tonnes of roasted veg.
For those who love flavour without the heat, fear not; "Sexy Garlic and Herb Mushrooms" are your go-to selection for flavoursome veg, while options such as Limey Cilantro rice can be packed into your burrito with zingy fervour at no extra cost.
In terms of sides there's not a huge amount of choice, but the loaded burritos speak for themselves, so there's simply no need to over-complicate things. For the ultimate dose of comfort food grab a portion of the Twice-fried chunky spicy chips – crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside - even more satisfying than those homemade chips your mum used to make.
Checking out the drinks menu I was able to wash my meal down with a reasonably priced Modelo Especial – a pilsner-style Mexican lager and a personal favourite that only a selected few of Liverpool's trendy haunts seem to have readily available.
All in all? Evil eye hits the spot and is certainly bang for your buck (or peso as the case may be here.) Having recently hosted a food bank drive, be sure to check out their Facebook page for discounts and upcoming events.