April 22, 2022 10.57 am This story is over 25 months old

Mexican grill restaurant Tortilla coming to Lincoln Corn Exchange

Real California burritos and tacos

A new burrito and taco restaurant could be coming to Lincoln’s Corn Exchange.

Rob Lucy, of Mexican Grill Limited, has applied to the City of Lincoln Council, for new signage to be installed at the currently unoccupied unit one next to the Everyman Cinema.

According to the designs, the restaurant will be called Tortilla, and will serve “real California burritos and tacos”.

The application includes a number of neon illuminated signs to be hung both internally and externally.

Designs also reveal an outdoor seating area with branded planters situated outside.

According to the Tortilla website, the business was started in London in 2007 by a couple of Californians who “grew up going to the taquerias in the mission district of San Francisco”.

The existing premises on the Corn Exchange.

As well as the two dishes above, it serves a multitude of  traditional Mexican dishes including quesadilla and nachos.

The chain now has more than 45 stores nationwide, and in the Middle East, with the latest opening in Bournemouth.

The nearest restaurants to Lincoln currently are in Leeds and Nottingham.

The new shop will fit into the multi-million pound Cornhill Quarter redevelopment which, once completed, aims to give Sincil Street a ‘new lease of life’ and make it once again one of the busiest and liveliest streets in the city centre.

The area has seen big improvements and attracted major chains including: Phase Eight, Hobbs, Whistles, Cosy Club, Moss Bros, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Lakeland, 200 degrees, Neon Sheep, HMV, Doughnotts, Seasalt, énergie Fitness, Everyman Cinema, The Botanist, Trent Galleries, Specsavers, and the recently opened K.Fines jewellery.

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