Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Newcastle

Guardian readers recently voted Newcastle their favourite UK city, but how does it fare for good affordable food? Updating his 2010 budget eats guide, Tony Naylor chooses 10 more Tyneside restaurants where you can eat well for under £10

Zapatista may not be breaking new ground – San Francisco’s Mission District-style assembly line burrito bars are now commonplace in the UK – but it is a reminder of how welcome a development that is. A good burrito is about as much on-the-run, food fun as you can have for a fiver, and this is a very good burrito. The spicy shredded beef was long on flavour and left my lips tingling, the pico de gallo salsa was bright-eyed and spritzy, the lettuce and sour cream clean and fresh. As was the case across Newcastle as a whole, the service was also friendly and full of smiles.

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