TheDailyMeal.com recently compiled a list of the 50 best burritos nationwide and San Diego made the list 7 times.
From the article:
In order to compile our ranking, we looked at burritos from all across the country and applied several strict criteria: Are all the ingredients fresh? Is there a good selection of meats and add-ons? Can you customize your order, right down to the amount of crema? Is it renowned by critics and locals alike in its city? When you drive up to this place, does your mouth immediately start to water, forcing you to impulsively pull over and, before you know it, you’re diving face-first into the burrito of your dreams? Yeah, those are the burritos we’re looking for. There are few foods quite as satisfying as a well-made burrito, and these 50 restaurants do it better than anyone else.
Of those seven, two are right in Ocean Beach:
#5: the Carne Asada Burrito at Nico’s on Newport Ave.
#8: the California Burrito at Ortiz’s Taco Shop up Voltaire Street
The remaining five throughout the rest of San Diego:
#21: the Lobster Burrito at El Zarape in University Heights
#24 the Tsunami Burrito at Lolita’s in San Diego in Clairemont Mesa
#27 the Surf & Turf at Lucha Libre in Mission Hills
#34 the Carne Asada at La Perla Cocina Mexicana in Pacific Beach
#47 the Carne Asada at Taco Surf in Pacific Beach
Natalie was hoping to see her favorite type of burrito make the list: a Machaca Burrito, available just up Voltaire Street at the original Roberto’s Taco Shop
I’m partial to mission style burritos covered in Green Sauce myself.
Let us know which of these is your favorite?