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21 Magical Burritos Across America That You Need To Try


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1. The Carne Asada Burrito: El Farolito, San Francisco

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Why it's magic: The Mission's El Farolito has a passionate fandom that probably rivals Lady Gaga's, circa 2010. One BuzzFeed staffer writes: "Discovering I had half an El Farolito burrito left over in my bag after a flight back to NY was the best day of my life."

2. The Camaronera Style Burrito: La Camaronera, Miami

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Why it's magic: This shrimp-stuffed, melted-cheese-covered beauty is the most famous burrito in Miami, and one of the best seafood burritos you can get just about anywhere.

3. The California Burrito: Nico's Mexican Food, San Diego

Why it's magic: A "California burrito" — packed with the usual fixins' PLUS french fries — is something that every burrito lover definitely needs to try. Nico's topped Thrillist's List of Best California Burritos in San Diego (as ranked by local surfers) because their burritos are perfectly mixed, so you get a good guac:meat:fry ratio in every bite.

4. The Geisha's Kiss: Sushirrito, San Francisco

Why it's magic: BECAUSE IT'S GIGANTIC SUSHI. This one goes out to everyone who's ever finished their meal of sushi and felt unsatisfied (i.e. anyone who has ever had sushi as their entire meal). The Geisha's Kiss Sushi Burrito — yellowfin tuna, cucumber, butter lettuce, piquillo peppers, and avocado — has all of the amazing flavor of a gourmet sushi roll, combined with the size and handheld convenience of a burrito.

5. The Spinach and Chorizo Breakfast Burrito: Villa Corona, Los Angeles

6. The Mother Clucker: Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill, Chicago

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Why it's magic: TONS of chicken, tossed in their signature tequila-lime sauce with cilantro and onions, all wrapped in a fresh tortilla.

7. The Original Hollenbeck: Manuel's Original El Tepeyac Cafe, Los Angeles

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Why it's magic: The Original Hollenbeck, stuffed with pork meat simmered in a chili sauce, gets points for its sheer size, which has often been likened to that of a new-born baby. Seriously, you could probably split an Original Hollenbeck with an entire college rowing team.

8. The Grilled Vegetable Burrito: Anna’s Taqueria, Boston

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Why it's magic: Because you'll never realize how enjoyable a vegan burrito can be until you eat this magnificent creation.

9. The Tinga Burrito: Taqueria Tepango, New York

10. The Pig Bomber: Kono's, Haleiwa, Hawaii

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Why it's magic: You should either get a normal Pig Bomber (filled with rice, caramelized onions, cheese, shredded Kalua pig, and tangy guava BBQ sauce) or a Pig Breakfast Bomber (egg, potato, and more Kalua pig). The sweet and spicy flavors of the Kalua pork make this an amazing Hawaiian take on the Tex-Mex classic.

11. The All Meat Burrito: Juanita's Drive-In, Pomona, CA

Why it's magic: You can get burritos at Juanita's with rice and beans if you must, but why mess around with that stuff? The carnitas in red sauce is all you really need.

12. The Wet Vegetarian Burrito: Taqueria Cancún, San Francisco

13. The Chipotle Pork Burrito: Calexico, New York

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Why it's magic: The chipotle pork is slow-cooked over 6 hours and comes out tasting like perfection.

14. The WV Hot Rod: Black Bear Burrito, Morgantown, West Virginia

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Why it's magic: These creative burritos famously straddle the line between burrito and wrap, with specials ranging from a buffalo wing burrito to the "Irie Member," which contains jerk meat, pinapple, and jicama. The WV Hot Rod is one of their classics and contains chicken, bacon, pepperjack cheese, and spicy Dijon.

15. The Cap'N Crunch-Crusted Tilapia Burrito: Cucina Zapata, Philadelphia

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16. The Carne Asada Burrito: L'Patron, Chicago

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Why it's magic: The carne asada burrito at this taqueria is lauded for its perfectly seasoned and grilled beef. Pro tip: Be sure to get their pomegranate seed-studded guacamole on the side.

17. The Pollo Fundido: Someburros, Tempe, Arizona

18. The Octopus Burrito: My Ceviche, Miami

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Why it's magic: My Ceviche uses only the freshest fish in their burritos, with other options including shrimp and Yellowfish tuna. But come on, where else are you going to get an octopus burrito?

19. The Pork Burrito: Cabo Bob's, Austin

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Why it's magic: This place has lots of options (including build-your-own), so choose wisely. The pork burrito is an ancho chile tortilla filled with grilled onions, lettuce, queso, shredded pork and their from-scratch 66 red sauce. It's just good old-school Tex-Mex.

20. The Short Rib Burrito: Kogi BBQ Trucks, Los Angeles and Orange County

21. The Chile Relleno Burrito: La Azteca Tortilleria, Los Angeles