As we don't have Taco Bell, the nearest thing most people get to a chain TexMex experience in UK is Chiquitos, which is the classic salty/cheesy/heavy burrito type of place. But at least (nerd alert) it brought together Simon Pegg & Nick Frost
, so there's that to be grateful for
My fave mexican place in London is Taqueria
, which is more like Mex tapas and bloody good! Some of the best Latin/Central American food I had living in LA wasn't Mex/TexMex but Salvadorean and Ecuadorean, anonymous little places in strip malls.
And for teacake
, some Yotam Ottolenghi fresh coconut recipes