Anyone who has eaten a burrito can appreciate its wonders. Whether you’re a vegetarian, or a meat lover, there’s a burrito out there for you. This is especially true in California, which specializes in quality Mexican cuisine.
If you live in San Diego, or you’re just visiting, you can find a good burrito rather easily. This in-depth guide will help you find some of the best burritos in the city.
The Taco Stand
Since its inception, The Taco Stand has maintained one goal: making quality and authentic Mexican-style food. When you visit one of The Taco Stand’s locations, you’re tasting Tijuana-inspired flavors, which are perfect in their burritos. From the vegetarian bean and cheese to the Mahi Mahi-inspired pescado burrito, ordering from this restaurant will not leave you disappointed. If you prefer not to dine in, you can also order online.
Locations: 7 total
San Diego Location 1: North Park - 3000 Upas St. Ste 105, San Diego, CA 92104
San Diego Location 2: Downtown - 645 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Coming Soon: Convoy Street - 4646 Convoy Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop
What happens when you mix burritos and Mexican-style fighting? You get Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop, a famous San Diego restaurant with amazing burritos. This restaurant was started by the Rojano brothers. It’s safe to say these brothers were lucha fighting aficionados, which is why they used it as the theme of their restaurant.
The flavor you experience at this restaurant is unreal. If you are just visiting San Diego, you will be calling your real estate agent immediately after to help you buy a house in this area. The burritos here are simply that good.
Expect bright colored pink walls and flashy tables when dining here. Combining burrito staples with family recipes, you should rumble with at least one of their unique burritos at their Mission Hills and North Park locations.
Locations: 2 total
San Diego Location 1: Mission Hills - 1810 W. Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92103
San Diego Location 2: North Park - 3016 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
This burrito place is famous to many San Diego natives, and for good reason. Taco Surf Pacific Beach is often recognized for its surfer decor, but it’s the freshly-made, quality meals that make it a San Diego staple.
Taco Surf avoids fillers and artificial ingredients, so it's a burrito you can feel good about eating. Whether you build your own or get one of their classics, you'll end up a repeat customer. Even if you’re craving a breakfast burrito in the middle of the day, Taco Surf has you covered.
Locations: 1 total
San Diego Location: Pacific Beach - 4657 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Known for their surf and turf burrito, this is a hidden gem in the burrito community. With three primary locations in the San Diego area, you’re bound to run into one. Best of all, they’re open 24 hours, so you can satisfy your burrito craving at any time. Dare I say, late night snack? Although their seating areas are temporarily closed, you can still utilize the drive-thru window as well as take advantage of their delivery service.
Locations: 3 total
San Diego Location: Clairemont - 4676 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117
Mike’s Taco Club
As you may or may not know, San Diego is known for the California Burrito. Mike’s Taco Club has one of the best California burritos in the city. They offer this San Diego staple in its traditional form as well as a surf and turf version. Best of all, they allow pets on their patio, which is good if you want to drop by with your furry friend. Regardless of what style of burrito you like, Mike’s can help you curb your appetite.
Locations: 1 total
San Diego Location: Ocean Beach - 5060 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107
Very few foods compare to the burrito. These San Diego hotspots can fulfill your needs, regardless of how you like your burrito. They're also open late if you're not an early bird. Whether you try one or try them all, these burrito restaurants definitely won't leave you disappointed.