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Maria Bonita – Great Mexican Food in Berlin

The sign at Maria Bonita Berlin

Maria Bonita on Danziger Strasse is only big enough for a handful of people to eat at the same time but the food at this tiny Mexican bistro is a real treat.

A lack of good Mexican food in Berlin is one of the biggest culinary gripes in the city, especially amongst the expat crowd.  As an indication of just how bad Mexican food can be here, I once had Fajitas with cabbage in them – a first (and I’m determined a last) for me.

So when friends told me about the quality of the Mexican food at Maria Bonita, I was determined to give it a try.

On both of my visits I’ve had the Puerco Especial Burrito – a large tortilla filled with pork, guacamole, red salsa and Chipotle cream – an abundance of meat with a great balance of flavours for €6.

Puerco Especial Burrito at Maria Bonita Mexican Bistro Berlin

As always, I’d recommend washing it down with a beer – a Berliner Kindl is €2.

If you’d like to know what else is available, check out the Menu here.

This is the best Mexican food I’ve had in Berlin, though for a Californian-style Burrito I would recommend Dolores, which has restaurants in Mitte and Charlottenburg.

Maria Bonita, as mentioned earlier, is a small restaurant – just a kitchen really with a few stools at counters facing the cooking, the street and along the sidewalls (10 or so in total) – though during the summer there are also tables outside on the pavement.

If you’re looking for a larger restaurant, capable of seating larger groups, try Maria Bonita’s sister restaurant, Santa Maria on Oranienstrasse in Kreuzberg.

Dolores – Burritos in Berlin

The logo on the window of Dolores in Berlin Mitte

I’ve had friends staying the last few days and wanting to send them off to the airport with full stomachs, I took them to one of my favourite Berlin lunch spots, Dolores.

We went to the restaurant on Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse in Mitte but there is another branch on Bayreuther Strasse, near the KaDeWe.

The monster-size Burritos at Dolores are delicious.

You can build your own Burrito with a choice of: tortilla; Salsa; rice; beans or vegetables; sour cream or cheese and add tofu, chicken or beef; or if that’s just too many decisions to make, have one of the classics.

If my maths is right building your own will allow you to form 1,008 combinations so you should be able to create something you like and you can always try something else next time.

Go to Dolores and give it a go and make sure you take your appetite.

A Burrito at Dolores in Berlin Mitte