Beloved by fans of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines, humble burritos are getting the attention they deserve with an array of ingredients that make them next level. Check out these restaurants for the top burritos you need in your life now.
Dirty Habit, Washington, D.C.
Say hola to this empowering breakfast burrito. The tortilla is packed with chorizo, eggs, spinach, pepper jack cheese, and tomatillo salsa. It’s the perfect way to power up for your day. Make a reservation at Dirty Habit.
Lolita, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not all burritos are created equal. This beaut features plenty of vegetables – including roasted portobello mushrooms, grilled chayote, charred corn, and black beans – and rice, avocado crema, and salsa verde. However, there’s no meat. It arrives with a salad of mixed greens, jicama, and oranges. Make a reservation at Lolita.
Panxa, Long Beach, California
Take your pick of braised short rib, chicken, or pork to stuff inside this hefty burrito. Then it’s laid atop a plateau of poblano rice and black beans and smothered with hatch green chile sauce and red chile sauce. Don’t forget to ask for an extra napkin (or two) before you dive in. Make a reservation at Panxa.
Juan’s Flying Burrito, New Orleans, Louisiana
When you’re fried, this refried burrito hits the spot. The tasty tube comes packed with refried beans, red chile sauce, cheese, diced white onions, and fresh cilantro. Jalapenos are served on the side, but we recommend stuffing them in to help you perk up quicker. Make a reservation at Juan’s Flying Burrito.
Ted’s Bulletin, Washington, D.C.
This is the breakfast burrito of champions. Marinated flank steak, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, avocado cream, green chile sauce, and hash browns come together to create a glorious gut buster you won’t soon forget. If you’re really a baller, you’ll pair it with a housemade Pop-Tart. Make a reservation at Ted’s Bulletin.
Golden Burrito Mexican Spot, Flanders, New Jersey
Get your ‘rito filled up with chicken, carnitas, al pastor, steak, pork chops, chorizo, or beef. We like the classic namesake burrito, which is jacked up more with rice, beans, cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, and spicy chipotle mayo. And then into the deep fryer it goes, where your creation takes on a golden glow. Make a reservation at Golden Burrito Mexican Spot.
SolToro Tequila Grill, Uncasville, Connecticut
This burrito is a beast! Weighing three pounds, it features five types of chiles: poblano, jalapeno, chipotle, serrano, and habanero. It’s so insanely spicy that you have to sign a waiver just to order it. Make a reservation at SolToro Tequila Grill.
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Nevin Martell is a Washington, D.C.-based food and travel writer and the author of several books, including Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations. Find him on Twitter @nevinmartell and Instagram @nevinmartell.