Margo and Rita at The Beagle, Chorlton

Long before I started blogging I have been a fan of a good food market. I think for most Northerners it starts with the impressive German markets in the city centre at Christmas time with lots of gluhwein and bratwursts. This is a big event but happens only once a year, there are some fabulous local markets out there now including Levenshulme which is a fairly regular event now with some fabulous local produce from the likes of Bobby’s Bangers and Chaat Cart. One of the regulars at the Levy Market is Margo and Rita’s, you can’t miss their amazingly eyecatching purple van serving up some traditional and modern Mexican cuisine. Luckily for you (and definitely me although my waistline won’t agree) they now have a permanent home at the Beagle in Chorlton and invited some hungry bloggers along to show what they are made of.

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Situation on Barlow Moor Road the Beagle is a more traditional type pub rather than trendy bar that you may be used to in Chorlton. It is warm, homely and has some amazing ales on draught. It is the sort of place you can come with a group of friends after a long walk and enjoy each other’s company without feeling like you have to be dressed in the latest fashion. In other words, my kind of place!

The new menu provided by Margo and Rita is the regular Mexican fare you would have been able to get from buy generic cialis cheap their beautiful van with some twists, just to keep you on your toes. I usually go for a burrito or tacos but decided to try something different from the menu and opted for the sierra madre mother clucker chicken burger with a side of fries.

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The chicken marinated in buttermilk is then double coated in a secret recipe spice mix before being fried and served in a soft brioche bun. The sierra madre variety sees said chicken being topped with maple bacon and jack cheese. Mouth watering yet? It should be, the chicken is wonderfully moist with a lovely seasoned kick from the spices used. The side of slaw served with it was good too, just enough sauce to coat the crunchy cabbage without it being too overloaded. My fries (not pictured) are crisp and well seasoned, as you would expect, and a bargain at £2 extra.

I didn’t partake in dessert, I was too full from my beautiful burger, but there are some great options including key lime pie and fruit & mallow fondue. I’ll be back real soon for the latter… in large quantities… if you can’t get to Chorlton, fear not. You can still see Margo and Rita out and about serving up their Mexican meals at local festivals and markets. I’ll be at the front of the queue.

We dined as guests of the restaurant. This has in no way affected my review which is an honest account of my dining experience.

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