Food Review: Street Food Chef, Sheffield












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I finally got round to eating at Street Food Chef recently, it’s only taken me a couple of years or so, and I was so impressed with the speed of food preparation, the food itself, the menu and the whole atmosphere of the place. There is no wonder why it is such a Sheffield favourite and why it has stuck around for so long with its great take on authentic Mexican cuisine.

Me and my boyfriend headed there recently after he’d finished work and before an event we were going to in the evening. We had an hour and a half gap and easily got some great grub from Street Food Chef and though the service was super fast, the atmosphere of the place was chilled out and you didn’t feel rushed to eat up and go as is the problem with so many restaurants these days.

Walking in the place is full of colour and is so vibrant. We found some seats and headed straight up to the counter to check out the huge menu painted above it. I opted for the bean chilli, peppers and onion burrito with extra cheese, nachos and guacamole. I went for a regular burrito and it was definitely big enough for me as I left suitably full. I really don’t think I could ever tackle a large burrito here as the regular is so big. The burritos come with black beans, rice, iceburg lettuce,sour cream, salsa and jalapenos anyway so it is stuffed to the brim with filling. Having opted for the mild spicing, it was just right for me and the whole thing was so delicious, every ingredient went so well together and I’m going to put it out there that it is the best burrito I’ve ever eaten.

The nachos come in their own little packets which I’m sure is for ease when it comes to the take out menu but it is a good idea for those eating in because you can take the nachos you can’t eat home which I did. The guacamole was utterly delicious! I finished every last morsel of it, it was creamy and rich and just perfect. If you go there any time soon, order some guacamole!

My boyfriend opted for the Smoky Chicken and Tomato Quesadilla, which comes with Montery Jack cheese and salsa, and he ordered a packet of nachos too. For his Quesadilla, he chose the Habanero in terms of heat which is the second spiciness which was good for him though he did say next time he may go a bit spicier. The quesadilla itself was well cooked and the filling was fresh and flavoursome; the chicken was tender and well cooked while the salsa was fresh. The tortilla chips were probably too much for my boyfriend as well and in hindsight I think next time, we will share a bag of them. He also had some guava flavoured pop which he enjoyed a lot though it did taste way too medicinal for me personally. All in all, he enjoyed it, he’d eat there again and like me he thought it was good value for money.

My meal came to under £10 which for a huge burrito with an extra topping, nachos, guacamole and a drink is so cheap and I left completely stuffed with delicious food. I like that the meal is completely open to your preferences with your own level of spice, any extras you’d like and those gorgeous nachos with an option of 3 dips. I would definitely go back here again, whether for a quick pop in to take it out with me or to sit in and enjoy my beautiful food there and then. A true gem of the Sheffield food scene in my opinion.

To find out more about Street Food Chef visit their website, their Facebook page or you can follow them on Twitter – @streetfoodchef


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