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The Burrito Guide

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For an introduction to the Burrito Guide and the Hedonist Burrito Index, click here.

Here are the latest ranks. If you had a burrito from another place, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

As always, if you go to one of these places tell ’em you heard about them from this site. You won’t get anything but, if enough of you say it, I might.

Alphabetical Listing

Angela’s Burrito Style


Bombers Burrito


Burrito Boy

Burrito House

The Burrito Joint

Casa Adelita

Casa Gourmet Burrito


Dolphin Discovery

Dona Triny

El Pelon Taqueria

Flaco’s Mexican Specialties

Guacamole Mexican Grill

Habana’s Cafe

Indiana Discount Mall

La Casita

La Fiesta

La Pasadita


Los 3 Panchos

Los Amigos

Los Galanes

Mad Mex’s

Miguel’s Mexican

Moe’s Southwestern Grill

Pacific Beach Burritos


Pizza Pino


Rio Brava

Sabor de Mexico

Stadium Market

Taco Bell

Taco Burrito Palace #2

Tacos Lupita

The Tap Room

Taqueria Los Comales

Taqueria Super Burrito


Tito’s Tacos

West Coast Tacos

Willy’s Mexicana Grill

29 comments on “The Burrito Guide

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  6. Hungrydyke
    October 12, 2011

    Hey! I got your message. You’re welcome to use my post about Bombers. Is there anything I need to do?

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  8. thisblonde
    October 17, 2011

    ok the fact you have a tab dedicated solely to burritos means we will be fast friends 🙂 My favorite is back home – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A tiny hole in the wall called “Tulum.” It makes my mouth water every time.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      October 17, 2011

      lol…thanks for stopping by. If you can muster up a review of Tulum, I’m happy to post it! You can shoot me an email at I’m going to Tulum, Mexico in January… Wonder if they have authentic Bethlehem, PA food???

  9. Anonymous
    October 23, 2011

    Really??? No el Azteca?? The fribur got me through undergrad bro….

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      October 23, 2011

      Wait, where was that??? Having lived directly above La Bamba, that’s the only place I went to.

  10. Frank Bishop
    October 28, 2011

    And this is when I realized you were ok by my standards.
    You have a burrito guide.
    Sweet layout if I say so myself.

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  13. Foodoofus
    November 7, 2011

    Hey there FoodandWineHedonist,

    Just wanted to drop my two cents on your HDI guide, even though I am not as much of aficionado on burritos like yourself:

    1) Can you elaborate a bit more what purpose does the intangibles category, serve within the index? I still don’t understand it (that or I haven’t reaped the benefits of this extra hour of sleep just yet)

    2) I believe affordability should be separate category within your index, especially in this day and age of mass foodie consumerism (yeah I know there’s no such coined term) holds true.

    3) I always thought Qdoba was the East Coast version of Chipotle? Unless I’m mistaken?

    Otherwise, overall great job, I’ll definitely be following your website. I hope you can do the same for mine. Thanks and have a great week.

    As for submitting Scores here’s my personal one about Casa Adelita using your index:

    Price: $5.00-$6.00 bucks roughly I believe

    Atmosphere: 3 (Authentically mexican, but booth seating reminds me of taco bell)
    Taste: 3 (tasty and complete flavor profile, but reminds me too much of an obese enchilada)
    Heft: 4 (solid burrito, just runny with the extra cheese and tomato sauce)
    Messiness: 3 (Definitely compact, but got kinda messy after I cut it in half)
    Intangibles: 3 (overall decent and authentic, but I’m sure there is better)

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      November 30, 2011

      Sorry for the late response…
      1 – Intangibles – it’s a catchall category for things that aren’t in other measures. It’s a little nebulous, but it does add flexibility in scoring.
      2 – I did think about value, but it’s hard to quantify and is depends on reviewer’s economic status (most of the time it’s how much beer money they have left over. Not a problem with me because I always cram a $10 in my socks to save for late night burritos). That’s why I put price in there and let readers decide. I’ll rethink though…
      3 – It’s a different ownership than Chipotle. Chipotle went nationwide as a subsidiary of McDonald’s, Qdoba is/was a sub of Jack-in-the-Box. BTW – I bought shares of Chipotle when it was $85/share. It’s now at $320 – woohooo!
      Thanks for stopping by.

      • Foodoofus
        March 5, 2012

        Super late reply on my end, but when I realized what you you were doing with the Burrito guide it did make sense, if you need another one. Just lemme know.

  14. Anonymous
    November 30, 2011

    1) anyone who thinks BTB is good has no business reviewing burritos.
    2) if you got a small burrito at Chipotle, you ordered wrong.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      November 30, 2011

      Yes, I have no business reviewing burritos simply because I haven’t made a dime off of it. As for Chipotle, there’s no option to order large or small. I ordered steak with lettuce, cheese, salsa, guacamole – basically everything they could put in there. So it has nothing to do with how I ordered, but how they prepared it.

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  16. A Photo a Day - Twenty Twelve
    February 29, 2012

    Hi, Here are my scores for
    Place – Miguels Mexican
    Location – Chiang Mai, Thailand,
    Description – 3 locations around Chiang Mai, diner style, family friendly.
    Price – 150-180 baht ($5-$6)
    Atmosphere 4
    Taste 4
    Heft 5
    Messiness 3
    Intangibles 4
    Mini Review – They have a big variety of great Mexican food ( which isnt easy to come by in Thailand) and everything tastes good.
    Enjoy following your website and hope you will do the same with mine. Have a great day!

  17. a2sicilian
    March 6, 2012

    wow, impressive spreadsheet! lol!

  18. lolabees
    April 27, 2012

    Wow! You really do love burritos! And I thought I was obsessed with tacos. Nice work here. I wish I had something to contribute, but since I stopped eating flour tortillas a few years ago (gluten sensitivity,) I don’t get to have burritos anymore. Now, it’s all about the tacos for me!

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  20. wildbluewonder
    May 2, 2013

    I think my head just exploded! It seems I have some burritos to try.

    Enlighten me: What’s BTB? I got my BA in Ann Arbor, but I graduated 24 years ago (whoa), so it could be a more recent addition to the culinary landscape. Or it just fell out of my brain after so long!

    • It started out as Big Ten Burrito about 8 years ago. The Big Ten made them change their name… There’s a couple locations – on on State and one on South U

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