Restaurant Review: Dolores

Dolores, Berlin
Dolores, Berlin

Dolores is known by many as serving the best burrito in Berlin. I can’t say that I know much about what makes a good burrito but I thought I would go and check out the fare anyway. There are two branches of Dolores in Berlin, one on Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße and the other on Strasburger Straße. The food is literally the same in both so I recommend dining in the restaurant on Strasburger Straße as it is a lot less busy.

The restaurant itself is big and colourful. It has a mixture of tables depending on how many are in your group, as well as seating outside. Dolores is self-service and orders are made at the counter, under a large and easily understandable menu. You are given a number and must return to the counter to collect once it is called. Depending on the size of the crowd, the food is very quickly delivered.

A good selection of burritos, soft tacos and quesadillas are available, priced between €4.50 and €6.50. For me personally, the best thing about Dolores is the vast amount of vegetarian and vegan options. The vegan options are marked clearly on the menu by a green heart. I choose the ‘vegan friend’ which was packed full of mild tomato salsa, Mexican super rice, black beans, fajita veggies and lettuce. A variety of side orders are also on offer so I got some guacamole which was deliciously tasty and fresh. Other items like soup and nachos (which are also very good) can also be ordered. As you can see from the picture below, the burrito was absolutely huge! It definitely provides its money’s worth and is something which will keep you full in ages. Don’t come here for a quick snack to tide you over until dinner time!

'Vegan friend' burrito, Dolores, Berlin
‘Vegan friend’ burrito, Dolores, Berlin

In a city that isn’t very well known for having quality Mexican food, Dolores is your best bet. Cheap, filling and tasty, it is the perfect place to go for a relaxed lunch/dinner.

Have you ever eaten at Dolores? What did you think? Are there any other Mexican restaurants you can recommend in Berlin?

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