If you want to give yourself a challenge in Manchester or have loads of mates who are always hungry, then you’d be silly not to give the Gigante Mexicano menu a try at the Northern Quarter’s legendary El Capo.
They have a few challenges to for you to defeat. First up is the 2ft long burrito. Encased within 3 huge tortillas, and measuring approximately 2x 30cm long, with your choice of a chicken, pork, beef, veggie or fish filling, smothered with one of 4 salsas (of varying spice), guacamole, black beans and cheese.
Finished with additional cheese, guacamole and salsa on top – this bad boy is not to be taken lightly. The good people over at El Capo tell me that this monster can feed up to 6 hungry people, but if you think you’re hard and can handle it all by yourself – be my guest – just make sure you bring your stretchy pants.
Next is the Big Ass chilli burger… and man is it big. Standing 8 inches high this enormous burger is made up from five beef patties (yes, you heard that right), chilli, onion rings, Mexican slaw, pickles, smothered in melted cheese and swimming in loco sauce.
From the pictures, it looks like it could feed a family of 4- or one bloody big bloke. There is absolutely no reason why you wouldn’t want head on down and try to get your chops around epic burger…once the burrito is digested of course.
If Tacos are your jam, then you and enjoy the DIY taco board. Choose three of the authentic fillings such as pork carnitas (slow roasted pork), pulled beef brisket, chicken, kale, mushroom & Manchego cheese or Chipotle panga (white fish). Served with all your favourite sides this is just the treat to keep you going through the week.
If you want to try your hand at Man Vs. Food then there is really only one place to be, and that is El Capo. There is really no feeling greater than finishing an eating challenge, only perhaps a couple of hours later when the stomach cramps finally stop.
El Capo, 12 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF
0161 237 3154