Bellwethr Magazine

5 Bangin’ Burritos

Nate Silver, famous statistician and “burrito-phile,” is at work on a Burrito Bracket to determine America’s best rolled, stuffed meal. Here’s our top five contenders.

WORDS BY Jenna Belmonte

1. Atlanta: Bell Street Burritos

With the motto “Everyone’s got a burrito. What’s Yours?” Bell Street Burritos is sure to please every palate and offers unique fillings like broccoli, potatoes, and shrimp. Patrons praise the chipotle salsa and steamed tortillas.

2. Austin, Texas: Changos Taqueria

If you crave a massive burrito for under $8, Changos delivers. Insiders say the Maximo burrito — a behemoth of beans, rice, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, zesty salsa, and your choice of beef, pork, or chicken, or guacamole — will reduce your hunger to nada in just a few bites.

3. Chicago: La Pasadita

La Pasadita is the Windy City’s answer to the taquerias of the southwest with three locations side-by-side on Ashland Avenue. Yelpers recommend the carne asada with salsa verde.

4. Miami: Tijuana Flats

With locations scattered along the East Coast and a killer hot-sauce bar boasting more than 20 different sauces — ranging from extra picante Red Ghost to the meek and mild Cupid’s Sultry Serum — Tijuana Flats doesn’t fall flat in the spice department. Regulars also love the Veggie & Bean Burrito for its fresh pico de gallo.

5. Isla Vista, Calif.: Freebirds World Burrito

The original Freebirds, celebrated for its generous portions and savory guacamole, first opened in Isla Vista, Calif., in 1987. Though it’s now part of a chain, the original restaurant maintains its own identity. Burrito lovers flock to this seaside hole-in-the-wall, open 24/7, for Monster Burritos and nachos.

Featured image from The Tasty Fork.

Freebirds Burritos will take your taste buds to new heights. PHOTO FROM THE FREEBIRDS  WORLD BURRITO  FACEBOOK PAGE.
Freebirds Burritos will take your taste buds to new heights. PHOTO FROM THE FREEBIRDS WORLD BURRITO FACEBOOK PAGE.
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A chicken and cheese burrito ready for some hot sauce. PHOTO FROM STEVE E. ON YELP.
A chicken and cheese burrito ready for some hot sauce. PHOTO FROM STEVE E. ON YELP.
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Chi-Town loves La Pasadita's burritos for their gooey goodness. PHOTO FROM THE LA PASADITA FACEBOOK PAGE.
Chi-Town loves La Pasadita's burritos for their gooey goodness. PHOTO FROM THE LA PASADITA FACEBOOK PAGE.
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Changos serves up bodacious burritos like this beauty. PHOTO FROM THE CHANGOS FACEBOOK PAGE.
Changos serves up bodacious burritos like this beauty. PHOTO FROM THE CHANGOS FACEBOOK PAGE.
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A delicious Bell Street Shrimp Burrito. PHOTO FROM BARNEY ON URBANSPOON.COM.
A delicious Bell Street Shrimp Burrito. PHOTO FROM BARNEY ON URBANSPOON.COM.
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