Credit: Dan Gentile
Beloved for being the most American of all Mexican-American dishes, the burrito is an apt metaphor for today’s United States: we’re less a melting pot of cultures than a delicious mound of assimilated ingredients wrapped tightly together and covered in hot sauce.
To celebrate this great dish, we’ve compiled a list of the 16 best burritos from sea to shining tin foil wrapper. Get hungry:
El Farolito (San Francisco, CA)
The scene: One of the OGs of SF’s legendary burrito haven that is the Mission, EF is known for A) having some of the most delicious and consistent burritos in the Bay, with each bite doling out the proper portion of beans, meat, cheese, etc. and B) being a legendary late night stop for drunken revelers, Latin gangstas, and everyone in-between.
What you’re eating: Carne asada burrito (be sure and add peppers at their salsa bar)
Credit: Anna’s Taqueria
Anna’s Taqueria (Boston, MA)
The scene: If you grew up, or went to college, or did any time in the land of Sox caps, you know that an “Anna’s” is synonymous with burrito in this town. As in “Did you just get an Anna’s?” or “I need an Anna’s because I went to Clerys last night, and, well, I shouldn’t have to explain myself further.” So do yourself a favor next time you’re in town and get “an Anna’s”.
What you’re eating: Super carnitas with extra guac, extra salsa