Zambrero, Kentish Town: what to expect, from burritos to bowls


The UK’s first branch of an Australian Mexican restaurant also donates one meal for every one purchased



As mentioned in our round-up of the hottest new openings last week, if you’ve tramped up or down Kentish Town Road in the last week or so, you’ll have spied the fresh green Zambrero sign – and what is undeniably NW5’s most exciting new restaurant.

We might all think we know exactly what Mexican food is in 2021, of course – especially here in London – but with its refreshing take on the cuisine, Zambrero is certainly not your everyday Mexican fare.

A focus on modern superfood ingredients and specially crafted marinades gives a lighter twist to traditional classics, and the restaurant’s Australian roots mean a brilliantly welcoming atmosphere.

Zambrero Kentish Town exterior
Zambrero, Kentish Town exterior. Photo: PR

Inside the restaurant you’ll be greeted by the friendly faces of the Kentish Town team, many of whom are locals. You’ll also be greeted by something quite unique – a bright Zambrero green wall counter, clocking up numbers by the second…yep, it’s counting meals.


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This is the thing about Zambrero: it doesn’t just serve great meals, it donates them too, to people in need. The owners call it Plate 4 Plate.

With every bowl or burrito you buy, the counter goes up by one digit – and a meal gets donated. And the stats are pretty impressive: so far, they’ve donated over 49 million meals and, with their partner, Rise Against Hunger, they’re aiming to donate a billion meals by 2025.

So yes, it’s a win-win. The more Zambrero you eat, the more we can all help the hungry of the world, and the better we all feel. Zambrero call it Feel Good Mex. And we’re inclined to agree.

Zambrero UK CEO Emily Teh
“We’re really excited to have chosen Kentish Town”: Zambrero UK CEO Emily Teh. Photo: PR

So what’s the backstory? Zambrero’s journey started out in Canberra, Australia, founded by then-medical student, Dr Sam Prince, who wanted to serve good food that did good. This led him to create an initiative that would in turn deliver millions of meals to people in need the world over and make an impact on the state of world hunger. Over time, Zambrero has grown from humble roots to more than 200 restaurants across the globe, from Australia and the US to Ireland and New Zealand – and now the UK.

“We’re really excited to have chosen Kentish Town to launch our first UK restaurant, and to introduce our food to the local community.” says Emily Teh, Zambrero’s UK CEO, pictured above. “We have a fantastic range of flavours from our vegan Chilli ‘Zin’ Carne through to our tasty Barbacoa Beef, Pulled Pork and Zam Chicken.

“You can choose your style and design your meal just as you like it, from our guacamole that’s smashed daily to our speciality sauces. We also have the most amazing handmade blondies and brownies made for us by Angie’s in Chiswick.”

Zambrero menu
Super tasty: Zambrero, Kentish Town menu

Emily says she would like everyone who eats at Zambrero to know that they can feel good about everything they come away with. “In addition to our Plate 4 Plate initiative, we’ve carefully sourced our drinks and use sustainable packaging which we compost through our partnership with The Compost Network,” she says.

Eat in, takeaway or order delivery online – choose from a selection of tasty burritos, bowls, nachos, tacos, salad and quesadillas with the best sauces and toppings.

Best of all, for all our readers, the new Kentish Town restaurant is offering a 2-for-1 deal on all burritos and bowls from Friday 2nd July until Friday 9th July. And yes, that means two meals donated to someone in need for every one purchased. And if you miss that, on Tuesday 20th July the team are giving away 1000 burritos for the official launch. It really is the new Feel Good Mex.

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Zambrero Kentish Town is located at 198 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2EA, open daily from 11am until 10pm (11pm, Saturdays). The 2-for-1 offer is at this branch only if you quote ‘Kentishtowner‘ when you place your order. The offer is not available for delivery. Burritos from £6, bowls from £7, quesadillas from £5.50, nachos from £4.50. Visit zambrero.co.uk to find out more and Just Eat to order online. Follow them @zambrerouk

This is a sponsored post in association with Zambrero UK. If you’re a business who wants to speak directly to thousands of locals and North Londoners, please email: info@kentishtowner.co.uk 


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