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Thursday, March 10, 2005 by Jonah.


Try Melinda's in Hyde Park

Posted by: melinda at April 22, 2005 10:25 AM

I have tasted that greatness of Annas, but Jonah...oh Connoisseur of the your life in washington. Where did thee find the greatest burrito of our nations capital.

Your slice of internet will ruin my stomach.

Posted by: Chris at April 22, 2005 06:43 PM

Yes, I agree that Zach is the man and has mad keyword skills. Zach also really enjoys Tacos Lupita and the fine company with which he shares his meals.

Posted by: ZachFan at April 25, 2005 11:15 AM

This site is pure inspired genius. My wife and I have been keeping tabs on this stuff informally for years. Jonah, you've given us an online home.

Enough with the praise. A recommendation: If you're ever in the Pioneer Valley in Western Mass, Bueno Y Sano in Amherst has some of the best burritos you'll ever eat. Better, I'd venture to say than anything in Cambridge or DC. (Also not bad, Cha Cha Cha in Northampton.)

Don't even get me started on San Francisco!

Posted by: Mike at April 25, 2005 07:23 PM

Having lived in SF for a few years, I'm never, ever satisfied with Boston area burritos. But I'm loving reading your reviews. Try the ones at Baja Fresh. They have at least one location in Fanueil Hall. Happy Eating, Karl

Posted by: Karl at April 27, 2005 02:48 PM

Another cheer for Bueno y Sano in Amherst, MA -- Hope you get to try it and make it a part of this site - what a service to humanity.

Posted by: kate at April 27, 2005 03:06 PM

jonah, eres un gringo. no sabes nada! los burritos mejores no estan en los estados unidos! a lo mejor hay algunas en texas pero solamente en texas.

va a mexico senor y comeremos muchos burritos. entonces veras los mejores del mundo.


Posted by: Guillermo at April 27, 2005 03:35 PM

I'd be interested in reading your thoughts on Purple Cactus in JP. Their food is, um, interesting. We need an Anna's in JP!!!

Posted by: Brandy at April 27, 2005 03:39 PM

Give Ole in Arlington a try. The guacamole alone is worth the trip.

Posted by: Anita at April 27, 2005 04:32 PM

There's a place on Bromfield Street, Tequila's I believe it's called. Best salsa anywhere, love their burritos. Give it a try!

As an avid burrito eater, I must say I am impressed with some of the burritos that have been consumed by your crew. Bravo!

Posted by: jaime at April 27, 2005 04:33 PM

Yes, take a road trip to Amherst for Bueno y Saño in Amherst. They're a little different, not all goopy and dripping w/ sauce like some of the others. And their chips are good, not the "factory made" ones that so many of the others have gravitated towards. My kids have had Boca Grande & Anna's for several years and prefer ByS by far.

There's a new Mexican restaurant opening up in Westborough on Rte. 9W, the site of the old Harry's II. (Across from Bertucci's, same bldg as Especially for Pets and Boston Interiors) Should be open in a couple of months.

Posted by: Chris at April 27, 2005 04:51 PM

DJ Fu looks so happy eating those burritos.

Posted by: enrico at April 27, 2005 04:52 PM

Great concept, great site. As soon as I started reading, I thought "This guy's got to go to Bueno Y Sano." Clearly, I am not alone. When you make your pilgrimage out to Amherst and our burrito haven, go with the sauteed spinach and garlic. You won't be sorry.

Posted by: stephanie at April 27, 2005 05:04 PM

If you're ever in Culver City CA stop at Tito's Tacos....far surpasses anything you'll eat on the east coast or Baja Fresh

Posted by: necessity at April 27, 2005 05:04 PM

If you're near Kenmore Square - try Burrito Max. Quick. Good service. Great Burritos and more!

Posted by: diana at April 27, 2005 05:38 PM

I can vouch for Melinda's in Hyde Park - I was a big fan while I lived in Milton and still manage to stop by occasionally. We miss your burritos Melinda!

I now live in Newton and it looks like a new place is opening up in Newton Center - Mango Tango. More on this as it develops...

Posted by: Jeff at April 27, 2005 05:44 PM

across from south station, hidden behind the big dig on 100 summer st is Andale! . It isn't too bad. I will sincerely buy you a burrito at my lunch break.

Posted by: cb at April 27, 2005 07:15 PM

When visiting the true burrito country "San Francisco" try El Farlito's on Mission and 25th.
Best burrito ever. In Los Angeles go for Cactus on Beverly and New Hampshire. Different styles yet both are bomb.


Posted by: Rob at April 27, 2005 08:24 PM

Annas, Boca and Qboda are all unbelievable but try real burritos in East Boston.. The Latin part of the city there is Monte Christos and a place in maverick Sq. Actually two but I never read the sign..

Posted by: elliot bendercap at April 27, 2005 11:47 PM

Go to EL BURRITO in brighton. It's on brighton ave just past harvard st. Try the CHICHARRONES. QUE BUEN SABOR, CACHUNDO.

Posted by: Patrick Bateman at April 28, 2005 08:55 AM

Cafe Marimba in San Francisco has excellent burritos AND the best glass of lemonade I've ever tasted.

Posted by: Ellen at April 28, 2005 09:44 AM

Great blog - I'll be back often. If your going to California, try getting up to Oregon to try Burrito Amigos.

Posted by: Nick at April 30, 2005 10:11 AM

I lived with Jonah for 3 years of college in DC. This guy knows burritos. My trips to visit Jonah in Boston start and end with Anna's (my personal favorite). I'm not quite the burrito expert Jonah is but after living with him for 3 years I can hold my own. Here are my personal favorite burrito establishments in all of my past and present homes:

DC-Tortilla Coast(Capital South metro stop), Cactus Cantina, Cal Tor, Lauriol Plaza.
LA-Fresh Tomys, Spanish Kitchen, Sharkeys (similar to Baja Fresh...just ok)

Philly-El Vez, Johnny Manana's both have very good enchiladas.

North Jersey-La Hacienda (Paterson), Qdoba (Hoboken), Chili's...Yes I mean the chain but my Chili's is better than your Chili's and its damn good (Garden State Plaza-Paramus).

I've heard Burritoville in NYC is good also, need to try it though.

More reviews and restaurants to come for NY/NJ and Philly.

Posted by: Big Mike at May 4, 2005 11:31 AM

Jonah - I have just bought you lunch, however it is redeemable only at this place. On the corner of 15th and K street, NW in Washington, DC. So get down to DC. His burritos are amazing. It’s a little cart on the corner by CVS and usually has a long line as you can see on the pictures on his website (the site is a little messed up). They come in three sizes with different tortillas and he has an enormous selection of hot sauces spread out all over the front of his cart and free chips while you wait. No meat just beans, rice and veggies and he will make them huge. I think you should allow me to guest review it on your website and I will take some more pics. Happy Birthday.

Posted by: Chris at May 5, 2005 01:12 PM

NO EAST BOSTON? Get off of the vanilla (Anna's, Boca, etc.) and try some authentic. Check out Taqueria Cancun. Come on boys, you've got a lot of responsibility if you're going to have a blog. Kick it up a notch.

Posted by: Hig at May 11, 2005 06:11 PM

This blog is hotttt...and did I mention that I have a 3.84 GPA?

Posted by: Sara at May 12, 2005 05:32 PM

Having eaten my way down to Chiapas and back, I have to agree with Hig. Taquería Cancún in East Boston is the best that I've found in the Boston area. If you're ever near LA, you must try La Casita in San Fernando. And if you're not near LA, it might just be worth a trip.

Posted by: Amanda at May 21, 2005 02:30 PM

Mr. Feld,

Your brother directed me to this site, and I must say, it's incredible. As a longtime resident of Texas, I have gone into Mexican-food withdrawal syndrome up here in Mass/RI... Anna's, of course, does wonders (Burrito Max in a pinch), and now that I'm in Providence, Thayer street has had to make up for what I've lost not being in Boston... (Two places--Gordita Burrito--very nice people, fast and cheap--and Bagel Gourmet Ole!--which cooks to order, a tad more expensive/slower, but open till 2 every night.

May the guacamole be with you.


Posted by: Adam aka mightyhal at May 29, 2005 11:05 AM

Congrats on gettting through the tunnel. If you're still feeling adventurous and don't mind being the only gringo check out Chelsea. Too many authentic little tacquerias to list, go to as many as you can. I'm throwing Tapatio on Broadway in Somerville into the ring for the best bang for your buck. I took a buddy there a week ago and when he saw them rolling his small burrito he said "That's ridiculous. I can't even imagine how big the large is." At $3.99 that pregnant little tortilla is sustenance por nada.

Posted by: Hig at June 10, 2005 07:04 PM

I have no idea what this place is called but I must say it is the BEST burrito in the midwest! The hole in the wall is located in Chicago underneath the Belmont El Stop on the Red Line (try the guacamole!)

Posted by: Sam at June 12, 2005 10:22 AM

I'm impressed by your dedication to finding decent Mexican food here in Boston. Last weekend I found a place in Cambridge near Porter/Alewife called Jose's ( Its a restaurant, not a taqueria, but I think they do taco trucks, too. I was pleased with their adobado enchiladas, and their margarita/tequila list was pretty extensive.

Posted by: Heather at June 16, 2005 03:56 PM

It could be part of a chain, it could be lack of creative naming skills, but there's a new place in Boston on Huntington across from the YMCA called Arturo's On the Border Cafe. I visited their burrito bar this afternoon and despite the stoned dreadlocky girl who responded to my "So how does this work?" with "Um... these are... burritos" and the fact that she then wrapped the deli paper AND the tin foil snuggly into my burrito, it was pretty good. For $5.13 (including tax) you get a good sized burrito with five toppings. It was tasty. I approve.

Posted by: Wendyloo at June 23, 2005 01:02 PM

Jonah - I saw you on the Phantom Gourmet today. And honesty, if you think Anna's is good, you haven't tasted a good burrito yet.

I think by far the best burrito place in Boston is Boca Grande on Mass Ave in Cambridge. The burritos are hearty, the meat is flavorful, the guac and veggies are fresh, and everything is decently priced.

With Anna's.. The meat is greasy (steak!) and it virtually has no flavor of its own. And they skimp on just about everything. Yeah it maybe cheaper, but you need to eat TWO burritos to be full and satisfied, and with 2 its not really all that of a good deal. I should be able to bearly eat one to be full!

I live in Porter Square so I am walking distance from 3 Anna's locations (Davis, Porter and Harvard), a Qdoba, and Boca Grande. Boca Grande blows the competition out of the water.

You can always tell a good mexican resteraunt by how many actual Mexicans are eating and working there!! If the place is full of white people, its probubaly not a good Mexican restraunt. In my experience, if you want good ethnic food, you always go to where ethnic people go eat their own food.

Maybe I am biased, as I used to operate a Buritto place way back before they were hip (almost 10 years now!), so I compare everything to the way we used to do it.

I do however agree with your review of Burrito Max (GROSS!) and Qdoba. I ate at Burrito Max once.. and it only took once to never go back.

Qdoba on the other hand. It is decent for a chain, and as you put it its "alright". It works in a pinch (Particually since it is a 2 minute walk from my house!). BUT I can tell the food is a bit too processed, and less fresh.

Anyhow my two cents!

Posted by: Kris at July 17, 2005 02:48 PM

Just posted to the Mexican Restaurant directory, but thought I'd be a bit more specific on the location of Taqueria Tapatio. It is on Broadway in Somerville on the Eastbound side between Route 28 and Sullivan Square. I'm sorry I don't have an exact address. A close cross street is Franklin Street. Hope you get a chance to get out there and enjoy!


Posted by: Peter at July 23, 2005 11:07 PM

I highly recommend a new joint at the corner of Rt. 1A (Main St.) and Rt. 27 (High Plain St.) in the center of Walpole, MA. Jalapeno's Taqueria. Great authentic Mexican fare. It's worth the trip.

Posted by: Steve at July 27, 2005 05:12 PM

What about "the wrap"? I think they have a very good burrito.
When visiting San Francisco, in the Castro take a right on 18th at Walgreens, about three blocks up on the right, on the corner.
EXCELLENT, burritos and tequilla prawn{shrimp!} quesidillas.

Posted by: klb at August 14, 2005 11:23 AM

you should try herrera's at temple place, downtown, (boston)...i like the mole is good!

Posted by: e at August 14, 2005 11:25 AM

GO TO TITOS CANTINA! Middletown RI or Seekonk Mass. BLAZEN REDFISH BURITTO is out of this world! I promise you will love it.

Posted by: Lee at August 14, 2005 11:34 AM

Great site. Saw it on the TV yesterday and wanted to make a few comments.

1) You should probably have Bueno y Sano on your list. I see that a few readers suggested it already. It is worth a trip out to Amherst, MA if you haven't tried their burritos.

2) Moe's in Shrewsbury, MA is relatively new find... for me at least. Similar to Bueno but freshly prepared tortilla chips comes with every meal. Great for a hardy appetite. I guess Moe's has spots all over the U.S. Hopefully a francise will open up in or closer to Boston. Worth the ride to Shrewsbury.

Keep up the good work....

Posted by: Chris M at August 15, 2005 03:21 PM

I think I only eat burritos when i hang out with jonah or when I am drunk and basically twice a week.

Posted by: tipping at October 5, 2005 11:41 AM

It all started in Wyoming, or so the story goes. Just a man making tacos, now everybody knows! There's a whole lotta mexican going on at "Taco John's" (in the Midwest). Try the one in Sturgis, South Dakota and visit the world famous annual Sturgis Motorcycle rally while your there! The best fast food burritoes you will EVER have!

Posted by: Kelly at October 8, 2005 10:28 AM

Bueno, Bueno, Bueno!! Why have you not been to Bueno.
Their Burritos literally what kept me alive in college,located in Amherst, MA it is hands down the best place for fresh, wholesome, cheap burritos.
I dream or think of them daily now that I am not there anymore. I have actually made burrito trips & ordered many to freeze, although they did ask me if I wanted my 15 burritos for there or to go.....

Posted by: M-DE at October 12, 2005 03:23 PM

Take a trip to the Cape and check out B2 Burrito Bistro in Hyannis across from the Cape Cod Mall. They serve modern burritos as well as traditional, all made very fresh and extremely good. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: G at November 9, 2005 08:10 PM

hey ya'll in DC...
I am looking for some place that rents fajita/burrito makers and can come to a neighborhood New Years Eve bash and make them. Do ya'll know of such a place? If you do, can you let me know at asap?
thanks and love the site...will definitely check out the places in DC in my quest for burrito greatness!

Posted by: vanessa at November 15, 2005 02:53 PM

If you guys are on Martha's Vineyard, you need to check out Sharky's Cantina in Oak Bluffs. Opened this year, full every night, amazing food! Margaritas are the best, and the Burrito is the best on the Cape!

Posted by: Jon at November 20, 2005 01:40 PM

The best burritos are done in San Diego. Try Colima's, it is close to the Pier in O'side. I live in Northern CA. now and I miss those burritos ohhhhh the pain, the suffering!!!

Posted by: Charles at November 22, 2005 06:39 PM

If you're still in the southern new england area, try Mexico Garibaldi in Providence, RI. It's the best Burrito i've ever had, incredibly authentic and delicious, an amazing variety of meats, including barbacoa and lengua. encourage everyone who loves burritos to try it. so good.

Posted by: Kevin at November 30, 2005 09:34 AM

Hey Burrito boy your site needs a little more New York love. You said you were living there with a bunch of mo's...but still no big apple burrito love. Larry David wouldn't be to happy.

Have fun on the beach!

Posted by: Google's Lover at December 5, 2005 07:59 PM

Let's be honest I honestly doubt that you will have any posts from Minn., DET.,or Buffalo. I think that national is a little bit of a push.

Posted by: Tipping at December 6, 2005 12:50 PM

you guys need to go down to TX for the real good burritos.

Posted by: Amanda at December 6, 2005 06:31 PM

Great site.

I'm surprised to see that an east coaster has come to appreciate the beauty of nature's most perfect food. Fact is, burritos on this coast suck balls (can you tell I'm a recent transplant?), so I wouldn't expect anyone that comes from this coast to actually like them. Anyway, if you happen to San Francisco, I would recommend:

-The Chicken Mole Burrito at Zona Rosa (home of the sickest roll in the business, they're perfect cylanders - totally structurally sound)
-For the craziest salsa bar you'll see, Rosarita's Tacos on Woodside Road in Menlo Park
-Anywhere on the strip in the Mission

Plus, Philly needs some review love. I've been searching for a good burrito without success yet. Also, much props for hitting Tito's in LA.

Posted by: Shmikdog at December 12, 2005 01:54 PM

If you ever make it out to the Albuquerque NM area, Villalobos Mexican Food Dist. Makes the best "gas station" burro. :P Usually the "gas station" burros are better than any quick restaurant one, and taste like mama made it for you bright and early at 5am. :P
The best is the bean and chicharonnes. Simple. With a little green chile in it. They are never greasy, which is great if you are on your commute to work into the Burque. I had found that sometimes the station ran out before I got there, so after being denied my burrito fix a few times, I called their number and found I could order them as a dozen and keep them in my fridge :)

They all have that certain flavor that you cannot duplicate. The beans are just perfect, not to mushed and not al dente. The tortillas are always warm but not dried out, never slimy. You know how tortillas get when they have a little to much moisture.Bleh.The chicharonnes are not fatty as one would expect - they add that little bit of flavor.

There are two restaurants I would recommend if you want to actually sit down and eat. :)
Sadies and Dos Hermanos. I posted those in the restaurant directory.

Bueno bye

Posted by: Fräulein at January 5, 2006 12:25 PM

Until you eat burritos in New Mexico, you have no idea what a good burrito is. Go to Albuquerque and go The Burrito Lady on Eubank and Lomas. Guarantee that it is the best burrito you will ever have.

Posted by: James at January 18, 2006 12:42 PM

Try the Blue Ribbon in West Newton - get the pulled pork, hold the pintos and substitute refried - fresh and delicious

Posted by: Mike at February 3, 2006 01:02 PM

The Best Burrito I have ever had was at Burrito Boys in Toronto, Ontario. As far as I know there are only two restaurants and they're both in Toronto, but if you're in town, go there.

Posted by: Emalee at February 20, 2006 05:45 PM

It really feels good to know there are people in the world that hold such a wonderful food in the same regards as I do! except that guy that likes taco bell. [It's OK. Just step away from the fake Mexican food and head to the closest mom and pop taco stand. you'll be alright.=)] But for the rest of you, good work.
viva la adobada!!!

Posted by: j4kk3l at February 24, 2006 03:47 PM

Anna's rocks! I just "discovered" it about a month ago and loved it. It's borderline obsessive, but I think about Anna's everyday. Unfortunately I live in Georgia....where there is nothing even remotely comparable. Moes is OK and will have to do until I visit Mass. again. I love the site! Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Ally at February 26, 2006 05:10 PM

Tapatio's is indescribably better than Cholua. Seriously, you must be smokin' some laced Cali bud if you think otherwise. Also, the official way to spice up a burrito is with official red or green (or both) New Mexican chile peppers. Only then will your burrito be complete. Respect.

Posted by: James at February 28, 2006 09:50 PM

When in LA, you have to make a trip to Chano's on Figueroa and 30th by the USC campus. My all time favorite burrito can be had at this place, the machaca. I lived half a block from Chano's for a year during grad school and hit it up at least once a week. Also great at 2:00 AM after a night of drinking. That machaca burrito is about the only thing I miss about So. Cal. Have yet to find a burrito that good in Boston.

Posted by: Dan at March 19, 2006 12:48 PM

you a missing a vital opponent in the race for the perfect burrito. la caretta, manchester nh. get there.

Posted by: loreli at April 8, 2006 12:13 PM

If you're ever in Portland Oregon check out:

Posted by: patrickinportland at May 1, 2006 01:12 PM

I know this site is burrito-specific, but if you ever find yourself even vaguely close to Santa Barbara you MUST go to La Superica. This place has the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. My wife and I live about a 2 1/2-hour round-trip from La Superica and make the trip just to eat and turn around about four times a year. Get the Tacos de Rajas, and as much else as you can stuff down. You might get a bonus celebrity sighting too. I didn't realize it at the moment, but I was at the salsa bar next to Peter Jennings.

Posted by: John at May 13, 2006 02:31 AM

If you're ever in Baltimore, MD, you should go to Burritos En Fuego in Fells Point. I think it's the only burrito place in Baltimore that makes actual burritos that you can eat sans utensils.

Posted by: Sav at May 16, 2006 02:36 PM

From Boston?

Check out

Posted by: Jack at May 18, 2006 01:17 PM

I can't vouch for the quality of their burritos, but both of these places may be worth checking out when in NYC. Neither is really "fast food", they're more restaurant-style.

The first one, El Cantinero, serves Kick-A$$ margaritas, so, if drinking, stop at 1 or you'll be crawling home.

The second one, Paquitos, serves a somewhat lighter meal, good if you're not in the mood for something heavy. They have several locations. I think the only sit-down one is the one on First Avenue:

Posted by: Kent at June 27, 2006 06:28 PM

Well, I went all over your site, and I couldn't stop thinking how stupid you are. The criteria that you used to qualify is more than just a taste for bad burritos or at least for the classic ones.
There are too many ways on which you can eat a burrito, not just con las dos manos. There are new ways people ask about their food, burrito enchilado, those with lots of juice on it(there are meats that have lots of juice on it like chile verde, spicy chicken)Chile relleno burrito, Your for instance have a preference for the regular kind of burritos. (carne asada, carnitas).
Next time you go a restaurant, as many questions as there are too many choices;
Flour, spinach, tomato,whole wheat tortillas, diferent kind of beans, vegie rice as regular.
Mysel if i want a carne asada, I would ask for it wrapped in foil, but if I have a mole or chile verde I like to use a fork and a knife.

Ps.Many of ther places that you have in San Francisco I know, but your experience with them is different from mine.
I have 18 years experince making burritos

Posted by: jose at July 21, 2006 05:42 PM

What coast are you on today?

Posted by: Nick at July 26, 2006 09:29 PM

What's with your requirement of foil or paper wrapping? The vast majority of burritos I've consumed, both in the U.S. and in Mexico, didn't come with any wrapper. I think it's a sign of a good non-gooey burrito and skillful wrap that it naturally doesn't come apart in a gooey mess. If you need foil, there's something wrong. The whole point of a burrito is that the tortilla IS the utensil; it's designed to be eaten with one's hands alone.

Posted by: Lorenzo at July 31, 2006 06:41 PM

Dude. Dump your girlfriend. Anyone who lives in San Francisco and prefers Chipotle over something local is either retarded, evil, or some kind of evil retard.

Posted by: Frederick at August 2, 2006 02:40 PM

The way we at a burrito, has been changed since the whole concept ob burritos was made in USA. I was born an rased in Mexico. The only burrito we knew there is that ones our mother used to make while making tortillas by hand. It was a plain tortilla just made and little salt, Jocoque( when you boil the milk, the real milk). My mother will press the tortilla and made a figure of a donkey ( ears, nouse) That was our burrito.
The burritos on the bracero days, the farmers used to bring tortillas with beans, or whatever the can put on. They warmed the tortillas on the trucks engine or with fire they made on the fiel.
Somebody saw the potential on this process and put more stuff in the now born burritos.
You just have to understand, that if you go to tijuana or many places in Mexico, specially central, or south mexico. "THERE ARE NOT BURRITOS"
Now you want to be smart and pretent to know more, and can take that the process of the burritos here in the USA, still changing. There will be diferents ways, on which one can eat a burrito. Not because one way, works for you that means that your way is the best.
You to me are just a white guy, that has nothing to do, and one day wake up and decided to have a website.

Posted by: jose at August 8, 2006 06:25 PM

hey!! cool blog ! im mexican and i love mexican food, especially chicken tostadas or tacos, if you ever come to mexico, just send me an email and ill tell you the best places hehe or recipes or whatever!!

Posted by: Bibis at August 28, 2006 12:20 AM

You me and David Weintraub know that it is not Guacamole but Guac Jigga!!!!

Posted by: Ethan at September 12, 2006 09:18 PM

Try going down to San Diego, walking into any restaurant that sells the "California Burrito" and get a real California Burrito.

This is what it should consist of:
carne asada
french fries
salsa fresca

I have recently found out (after moving out of San Diego) that this is only found in San Diego.

Please do not refer to any other burrito as the "California Burrito" it breaks my heart to hear of something with whole avocados referred to as a California Burrito.

Posted by: Elizabeth at September 20, 2006 02:14 PM

oysters + "need a lift" = probably a reference to the aphrodisiacal properties of oysters. kangaroo? hmmm...i dunno.

Posted by: nicky longlunch at October 12, 2006 12:13 PM

Rock on, buddy; thanks for the burrito tips in the burrito-scarce DC area!

Posted by: Josh at October 16, 2006 02:36 PM

Do you know of the theme song called "Felipe's Is Over There"? Here is a link to a live performance by The Low Res, AKA my brother and blockmate from Kirkland House. They made it up last year, finally performed it at the talent show. Enjoy!

Posted by: Nicole at October 28, 2006 10:34 PM

Hey Jonah, it's Rachel's finace.

Thought I would drop a line after reading the last post about the breakfast burrito. There is a small join in Brookline Village called the Ommettry Cafe.

They are a Tex/Mex breakfast and lunch place that does burritos (that I have not yet tried) and GREAT breakfast. I highly suggest you tr it out and add it to the list...

Posted by: Adam at October 29, 2006 11:36 AM

Taqueria de la Fonda (sp?) might (keyword might) rival Cosmic Cantina for best burritos in New York. These things are the size of a small child, and amazing. They merit a review.

Posted by: Rosa at December 20, 2006 07:40 AM

You need to get your facts straight. Taco Johns is Taco Bell 2.0. This place has better meat, better cheese, better beans, and better tortillas. More authentic, more tasty, and best yet, cheaper. Compare and contrast mofo, before you cast your ignorant judgement. Flash awaits.

Posted by: rico at January 20, 2007 04:15 AM

From the Weights and Measures Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology:

Do you include the weight of the plate in your measurements? If so, your ounce to dollars ratio is not accurate and likely skewed towards more expensive establishments that use ceramic or any other kind of reusable plate (i.e. not paper or just tin foil). You should weigh an empty plate and subtract it from your total. We are willing to overlook the nominal weight of tin foil or paper for wrapped burritos. This post is governed by the 1875 Convention du Metre (

Posted by: Weights and Measures at January 23, 2007 07:21 PM

My friend Nate loves burritos. You should feature him on your site.

Posted by: Fu at January 29, 2007 08:52 PM

My friend Me loves burritos. You should feature a picture of him eating a burrito on your site.

Posted by: Nate at January 29, 2007 08:55 PM

I love a delicious burrito, and this blog is the next best thing when I can't be actively pursuing the real deal. Thank God, I live in LA where I can get a burrito, a donut, or liquor every four blocks. This blog is a fitting substitute when I cannot travel those four blocks (work, ankle injuries). You should do more LA reviews, although I guess that is largely subject to where you live & such. A valid point is made on this blog about tight wrap & foil on burritos. I get brought down when served a plate-only land-whale. There seems to be a trend of these popping up, I am glad someone is taking a stand.

Posted by: lily at February 12, 2007 02:50 PM

you must check out forest cafe in cambridge. -- fantastic margaritas and great food...

Posted by: mike at March 13, 2007 10:51 PM

Consuelo's Taqueria
36 Amherst St.
Manchester, NH

The first legitimate hand burrito taqueria to open in ManchVegas with normal hours. The food is fantastic, my only minor complaint is that they're not open on Sunday which will force me to purchase an extra burrito on saturday night during the NFL football season...not a big deal.

Also, rumor has it that Dos Amigos is looking to open up in Concord.

I no longer have to drive to Portsmouth or Boston to get a burrito, life is good.

Posted by: Nick at March 20, 2007 10:48 PM

If you were in Austin for SXSW, you should have tried out Changos. While Freebirds does make a decent enough burrito, Changos is the true gem of the Austin burrito scene.

Posted by: Norman Richards at March 21, 2007 01:52 PM

I had a steak burrito with rice beans and guac the other day at a small shop at the Longwood Galleria. Paid $6.72, and it wasn't even a super burrito. The burrito was OK, had some mild italian dressing type vinagrette along with the salsa, but was barely warm since that place doesn't have a tortilla steamer, nor the turnover of places like Boca and Anna's (which ensures that burrito ingredients are fresh and hot). Anyways, this kinda makes me feel like I live in the Burrito Capital of the Eastern Seaboard, with places like Anna's, Boca and El Pelon within reach. Gotta appreciate the amazing values we have going on in Brookline. Also, I remember dining at Sol Azteca and really liking their refried beans. I don't think they actually have burritos though, and they are definitely pricier.

Posted by: Alex at May 17, 2007 01:08 AM

I love authentic food and there are a couple of places in Texas. For an authentic burritos recipe check out this site

Posted by: tina vasquez at June 5, 2007 12:34 AM

Cool blog. Im a big burrito fan. Always loved Mexican food though I live in an area where they're hard to find (Philadelphia). Near the second largest mall in the US (King of Prussia Mall), I discovered Baja Fresh. Had never been in there but I walked in one day last year and ordered the first thing I saw: Burrito Ultimo/steak. I was in love and heaven at the same time. Ive been a fan ever since and I order one a few times a month alternating with other items. A few mom&pop operations have surfaced in South Philly recently and are really good. A place down at the corner of 13th and Ellsworth if any of you are ever there is excellent. I'd love to go to the west coast, TX or AZ or down to the motherland (Mexico) and get the real deal.

Posted by: KWeston at July 7, 2007 11:17 PM

very tasty burritos at El Triunfo in the South End

Posted by: Eric at September 15, 2007 12:07 PM

in sf those taqueria's are called taqueria zapata ( on 18th)
very messy burritos, pretty good ( mentioned earlier ) and one on 18th and hartford, very very good.

of course, you are going to find crappy burritos in the east coast why not try closer to the border texas or socal, no offense gringo.

if you come to sf hit me up i'll show you so many good burritos places you wont shit right for weeks.

Posted by: johnnymeow at November 20, 2007 06:45 PM

Dear Jonah,

I just discovered your website and I am overjoyed. I am an Atlanta native and I have been desperately searching for decent Mexican food in Boston. Atlantan Mexican is a damn good and distinct version of Mexican food and I am sick of spending my time craving home. I am a vegetarian and my roommate (also from Atlanta) loves the generic. Our two quests are as follows...I would like to find the best guacamole (the chips must match the guac, none of those stale, tasteless things) and my roommate NEEDS cheese dip, that good white fake jalapeño-less concoction that can be found anywhere in the South.

Help us please, we need our fixes,
Willow and Madison

Posted by: Willow at January 20, 2008 10:27 PM

Atlanta Burritos - of the burrito establishments in Atlanta, here are my preferences:
1. Qdoba (Suwanee) - best burrito and best chips
2. Chipotle - good when you can't find a Qdoba
3. Willy's - needs to be listed for GA - good place!
4. Moe's - only when the first 3 can't be found
Q: Any other suggestions in/around Atlanta???

Posted by: Robert at January 26, 2008 02:42 PM

QDOBA - The trick to getting the right flavor in your chicken Burrito is this: Order a regular chicken Burrito - but after they add the rice, chicken and beans(I 86 the beans) - ask for the Picante Ranch Dressing on the rice. This acts as a substitute for the Queso without being charged for the Queso Burrito and it gives you a GREAT cheezy / spicy flavor- add the resy of your fillings and enjoy. Please let me know what you think. I have this order down to a science here in NC and have gotten many friends addicted.

Posted by: NikeTown23 at January 30, 2008 02:27 PM

Bueno y Sano--Amherst/Northampton, MA
This is probably the best place to get a burrito in western MA, maybe even the entire state for that matter. No joking. I've had my fair share of burritos up and down the east coast. These burritos are out of this world, and I say that with all sincerity. Anyone who had ever come to UMass Amherst or Amherst College can tell you all about Bueno, but you need to experience it for yourself. If you consider yourself a true burrito aficionado, you need to take the trip out to Amherst and get one here. It's an experience. Everything is so fresh that afterwards other burritos will taste like junk. Even Anna's can't stand up to these burritos.

Posted by: Jon at February 18, 2008 09:58 PM

your website is really cool but its lacking just one thing- reviews of mexican restaurants in OREGON

Posted by: td at February 20, 2008 01:27 AM

Great blog. I'll be linking to you shortly on a post I'm writing about interesting food blogs.

Posted by: DrZibbs at February 23, 2008 04:19 PM

You guys should check out Andalé on Chestnut Street in San Francisco. Their grilled chicken burrito is ridiculous and around $6 or $7. They also have a great selection of salsas. If you want some similarly great salsas, not widely available outside of the NYC area, check out The Roasted Habanero is absolutely awesome, w/ 6 or 7 different chiles in it, and the Salsa Verde is pretty sweet also, better than other salsa verdes I've tried before.

Posted by: Ed at February 25, 2008 01:11 AM

Just cam across this site. Very cool. Burritos are one of my favorite food. I have a killer recipe for green chili that I use on mine. I also like to make my own salsas.

Posted by: kmcgra at March 15, 2008 07:57 PM

hey could everyone please vote for california tortilla for washingtonian magazine's 2008 best and worst restaurants! here is the link...

Posted by: megan at April 4, 2008 09:49 AM

The west coast is missing out. California Tortilla is one of my favorite east coast places to stop for a quick bite to eat. They have so many different original types of burritos and tacos that it’s almost ridiculous. I stopped in at California Tortilla the other day to grab some lunch and found out that fish tacos are back. I tried one and was hooked! Probably would be an understatement to say that I’ve been there at least 3 times this week for a fish taco. Who knows what will be for lunch tomorrow, probably a fish taco! Oh, check out this video I found on You Tube.

Posted by: Emily at April 10, 2008 12:01 PM

I really like the site! I am "In love" with Mexican food, but I just wanted to say that when I go to A Mexican Restaurant my Eyes are always bigger then the stomach....and I always have problems later....but still....I go over and over again....Mexican Food rules! Keep up the good work with the site!

Posted by: Denis The Food Lover at April 18, 2008 02:26 PM

Haber haber...

seguramente los mejores burritos estan en MEXICO!! FIJO!!

pero si son gringos y algun día vienen a Guatemala, vayan a Mono Loco, en Antigua Guatemala, allí tienen unos BIG ASS BURRITOS!!!! deliciosos... sólo de acordarme quiero uno... aparte el menú esta en ingles y en español, hay buena música y ambiente, ESPN en la tele y luego de terminar de comer... lo mejor es caminar por la Antigua para que baje un poquito el burrito en la panza!!

DON´T FORGET MONO LOCO!! i´m sure everybody will like it!!

Posted by: Cecilia Sagastume at May 31, 2008 02:54 PM

Oh my god. Your blog is amazing. I have been hoping someday I would find a blog like this. And it finally happened, best of all, right in Boston!

I posted a link to your blog from mine, so I'll be checking back frequently. I feel like I now have an entire local burrito database. I am so excited right now. Thank you!

Posted by: Justin Snow at June 23, 2008 03:02 PM

i see the same people working at annas and filipes. do you know if like anna and filipe were/are married?

Posted by: Keaton at July 7, 2008 12:38 PM

I grew up in Iowa and burritos weren't on anyone's menu. When I moved to the southwest 17 years ago, the adventure began. I dont know if your site is under maintenance, but I was unable to add a couple of Phoenix metropolitan restaurants to your list. Im finding it hard to believe not one has listed Amado's in Tempe for their machaca, Los Dos Molinos for their green chili, or Espo's (Espinosa's) in HighTown for their tamales. I mention Espo's only because I saw a tamale pictured on one of your adventure links and it drew my attention like a fish to a shiny object. Pretty cool and fun site. I'll be back.

Posted by: JC at August 2, 2008 12:25 AM

La Taqueria in San Francisco is bar far the best burrito in the world. I've traveled extensively and had burritos everywhere, including many in SF. "La Taq's" burrito is amazing...and the hot sauce is just as wonderful.

Posted by: Miguel at August 21, 2008 10:27 AM

You know you're pronouncing "Villa México" wrong, right?

Posted by: lisa at September 13, 2008 08:05 PM

Hey Lisa, yes, I know villa is pronounced wrong. I didn't shoot the video. :)

Posted by: Jonah at September 25, 2008 05:13 PM

my friend walker eats at anna's way more than you guys. guaranteed.

Posted by: jimmy at February 17, 2009 10:53 PM

I'm looking for some good fish tacos in Boston. Know of any?

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Posted by: Alex at April 26, 2009 11:52 PM

Though I would not really understand why you'd want to be in Ohio... If you ever happen to find yourself in Kent, Ohio (right near Kent State University's main campus), I recommend heading to Taco Tantos downtown. That was one regret about graduating... no more Taco Tantos!


Posted by: Scott at May 23, 2009 09:11 AM

I happened upon your blog while looking for a review of Yucatan Taco in Roslindale. I had to show it to my husband. Then, in lieu of dinner conversation, we read and laughed over your reviews of all our favorite burrito places in Boston. Awesome. It looks like your last entry was 2008. Are you taking a break or have you moved onto more engrossing non-buritto pursuits?

Posted by: Laura and Kevin at June 8, 2009 09:40 PM

I love your website. Almost every blog is about food. Every time I read something of yours, it makes me hungry!

Posted by: Narconon Arrowhead at June 17, 2009 12:15 PM

Wow, I never knew that Mexican Restaurant Directory. That's pretty interesting...

Posted by: barbera del monferrato at July 11, 2009 01:49 AM

I was just thinking about The Burrito and you've really helped out. Thanks!

Posted by: vino del monferrato at July 11, 2009 01:51 AM

That's great, I never thought about General Comments like that before.

Posted by: vendita diretta vino at July 11, 2009 01:53 AM

Is this blog dead?

Posted by: Carp at July 27, 2009 09:17 AM

well technically, me and the baby belong to each other :)

Posted by: tevvy at October 21, 2009 04:13 PM

u guys have got to try the combo burrito at
Pedro's Tacos -
550 North El Camino Real, San Clemente - (949) 498-5908


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