Eric grew up on Mexican food over in Chicago, one of the largest Hispanic communities in America. Then Dan followed suit, becoming a Mexican food addict during his travels throughout the US and Mexico.
In 2005, Dan and Eric started working together at Skype and soon discovered their shared passion for Mexican food. The only problem? Finding good Mexican food in London was like finding a needle in a haystack. The only solution? Quit their jobs and make it their mission to bring a stampede of flavours to the UK.
In 2007, we opened our first restaurant on Upper Street in London. It wasn’t easy. There were the 4am trips to Smithfield Market several times a week to buy meat. There were the gruelling, 16-hour days. There were the times we thought we got it right, but got it all wrong. But then again there were the thousands of smiling and satisfied faces of our guests.
Thanks to this popularity we now have restaurants in some of London’s prime areas, including Upper Street, Fleet Street, Chancery Lane, London Wall, Spitalfields Market, Leather Lane, Monument, Camden High Street, London Bridge, and soon, Soho – and with many more restaurants planned across the UK, and even the world.
When it comes to our food, good enough never is. We insist on using the very best quality, fresh ingredients that we can get our hands on and every mouthful must deliver a stampede of Mexican flavours. It certainly seems to be paying off… We’re thrilled to have been voted No.1 Mexican Restaurant in London by Zagat, London’s Best Burritos by Time Out and Harden’s Survey, Top 10 Healthiest High Street Chains by Men’s Health, and #4 in Condé Nast Traveller’s “Best Chain Restaurants Around the World”!
Address: 32 Brushfield Street, London, E1 6AT
Chilango Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 11:30am – 9:00pm
Thursday – Friday 11:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm