Food Portrait of Sushi Burrito
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Food Portrait of Sushi Burrito
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Wacky Burritos

Burritos have come a long way since their origins with chefs introducing new and unusual ingredients into the mix or fusing cuisines together when creating their version. Whether you’re in search of a burrito that stays true to its beginnings and packs in plenty of ingredients and size or want to try a selection that brings a twist to the staple, restaurants and food trucks across the country offer crazy selections to try. Take a look at some of the most insane burritos you can get your hands on below, from those packed with the most unusual ingredients to those that take size seriously.


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El Tepeyac Café  Los Angeles
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El Tepeyac Café

Los Angeles

What to order: Manuel’s Special Burrito


This family-run location, open since the 1950s, is known for its massive Hollenbeck burritos and Manuel’s Special burritos. The Manuel’s Special can feed up to four people at 18 inches long and comes with rice, beans, cheddar or jack, sauce, and your choice of proteins that include the original pork, machaca, chicken, chorizo, and more.


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Diced Poke Houston
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Diced Poke

Houston

What to order: A sushi burrito rolled in chips 


This fast-casual restaurant is not the only location to offer “pokirritos,” but if you’re going to get the sushi burrito fusion, why not get it rolled over your favorite chips for extra crunch? At Diced Poke, you can roll your pokirrito in jalapeno, hot Cheetos, cool ranch, or barbecue chips, with a range of pokirrito choices like the North Shore with yellowtail, crab mix, seaweed salad, fried garlic and fried onions, or the H-Town with salmon, tuna, sweet onions, crab, fried garlic, and wontons, to choose from. 

Mission Taco Joint Missouri
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Mission Taco Joint

Missouri (various locations) 

What to order: The Brah’rito


Two brothers from California started Mission Taco Joint with a goal of showcasing their love of California’s street food. Their take on the California burrito, which can include fries stuffed inside, also comes with both shredded beef birria and pork belly carnitas. It also includes chile-crusted fries, Chihuahua cheese, and black beans, all topped off with guacamole and pico de gallo.

Cecilia’s Café
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Cecilia’s Café

Albuquerque, New Mexico

What to order: Fireman’s Burrito


If you’re feeling up to the challenge, ask for the Firemen’s Burrito Challenge at Cecilia’s Café. The burrito is 10 pounds and filled with two pounds of potatoes, ten eggs, half a pound of bacon, sausage, red and green chile, and half a pound of cheese that is all rolled into three 12-inch tortillas.

Bollywood Grill
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Bollywood Grill

New Jersey

What to order: Chicken Tikka Burrito


Bollywood Grill has two locations, one in Lake Hiawatha and one in Morris Plains, and is centered around Indian street foods combined with Asian and Mexican flavors. Its eclectic offerings include dishes like the Chicken Tikka burrito, which comes with the traditional Indian dish packed up in a burrito with creamy sauce and spices reviewers say are spot on. They also offer a paneer tikka and falafel burrito, which is another big hit with diners. 

King Chef’s Diner Colorado Springs
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King Chef’s Diner

Colorado Springs, Colorado

What to order: The Breakfast Burrito


King Chef’s Diner is known for its hearty breakfast portions, including its breakfast burrito that comes with a tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, crispy hash browns, grilled onions, cheese, and sausage. The diner’s signature hot sauce covers one half of the burrito while their house-made country gravy made from bacon drippings covers the other half. It gets topped with even more cheese before arriving at your table.


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My Ceviche Miami
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My Ceviche

Miami 

What to order: Octopus Burrito  


My Ceviche is known for its fresh seafood selections, including grilled varieties you can get in a burrito. Their most popular is the Octopus Burrito, which comes with grilled charred octopus alongside fixings like pickled red onions, corn, Mexican cream, tomatoes, cilantro, and cheese.  


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El Palacio Mexican Restaurant  Chandler
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El Palacio Mexican Restaurant

Chandler, Arizona

What to order: El Bandito 


Now featuring several locations across Arizona, El Palacio Mexican Restaurant has an El Bandito burrito that’s five pounds and a staggering two feet in length. It includes carne asada, grilled chicken, avocados, onions, refried beans, and cheese all topped off with red enchilada sauce on one half and verde sauce on the other.


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HRD Coffee Shop San Francisco
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HRD Coffee Shop

San Francisco

What to order: Wild Cot Katsu Burrito Smothered in Japanese Curry


This global fusion eatery already takes its burritos to the next level by adding their specialty kimchee into the mix, but their smothered burritos also come topped with a rich Japanese curry. They come with your choice of protein that is crisped to perfection in a panko crust, with selections including wild cod, chicken, shrimp, and eggplant.

LaPa Grill Bozeman
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LaPa Grill

Bozeman, Montana

What to order: Blackwater Bayou Burrito


LaPa Grill is a local favorite in Bozeman and creates fusion burritos, salads, and tacos that bring in flavors from India, New Orleans, Italy, and more. They have several eclectic burrito options to choose from, like a fettuccine alfredo one with your choice of shrimp or chicken, but a popular favorite is their Blackwater Bayou. It comes with crunchy catfish fillet with swiss cheese, garlic aioli, lettuce, and your choice of corn, olives, pepperoncini, and malt vinegar.

Rincon Taqueria Norwalk
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Rincon Taqueria

Norwalk, Connecticut

What to order: The Burrito


Rincon Taqueria is known for its large-sized burrito and its tamale and taco offerings. The burritos here are noted for their massive size — about eight inches — and come with two flour tortilla shells, beans, rice, pico de mesa, spicy tomatillo sauce, cilantro pesto, queso de oro cheese, sour cream, cilantro, scallions, and onions. Choose between chicken, beef, pork, or beans as your protein.

Food Portrait of Sushi Burrito
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Bearded Jackal

Des Moines, Iowa 

What to order: Thai Curry Chicken Burrito 


This food truck specializes in combining global flavors that include Thai, Mexican, and Korean to make unexpected dishes. These include its burrito selections, which currently feature the Thai Curry Chicken. The burrito comes with your choice of basil chicken or tofu simmered in red curry and coconut milk. They also offer a barbecue burrito with smoked, pulled pork and coleslaw, and a Buffalo chicken burrito. 

Ray’s BBQ Huntington Park
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Ray’s BBQ

Huntington Park, California

What to order: The Brisket Burrito

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Ray’s BBQ is known for its selection of prime smoked meats, and you can sample them alongside barbecue side favorites in their Brisket Burrito. The burrito comes with creamy mac and cheese that is topped with barbecue beans and tender smoked brisket. It also includes links of jalapeno-stuffed sausage and barbecue sauce.

Chez Quan’s Melbourne
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Chez Quan’s

Melbourne, Florida

What to order: Phoritto


“Phorittos” are another twist on the traditional burrito, taking the ingredients of Vietnamese pho and wrapping them into a burrito. The option may no longer be available at Komodo in Los Angeles where it became popular, but you can still find it at Chez Quan’s, where Thai and Latin flavors combine. Their phoritto includes their Thai beef noodle soup made with a beef and vegetable stock and topped with noodles, bean sprouts, green onions, cilantro, and garlic, into a burrito.

Super Burrito Austin
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Super Burrito

Austin, Texas

What to order: Gyros Al Pastor Burrito 


This Austin food truck, with two locations in the city, has been serving up inventive burrito choices for over 12 years. The Gyros Al Pastor comes with gyros that are cooked in adobada sauce, along with potatoes, pineapples, lettuce, pico de gallo, and tzatziki. Seafood lovers should also try their Chipotle Calamari Burrito, which comes with breaded calamari, cabbage, potatoes, pico de gallo, and a chipotle sauce.

The Buffalo Bar West Yellowstone
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The Buffalo Bar

West Yellowstone, Montana

What to order: ​​Smothered Buffalo Burrito


Considering its name, it’s not surprising that The Buffalo Bar integrates buffalo into its tacos and burritos. The Smothered Burritos come with your choice of proteins like steak, pork, chicken, or vegetables. Go for buffalo as your protein and dig into a burrito that comes smothered in their house green chili and loads of Monterey Jack cheese and topped with pico de gallo and sour cream.

Bear Tooth Grill Anchorage
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Bear Tooth Grill

Anchorage, Alaska

What to order: Philly Cheesesteak Burrito


This grill spot serves up prime Alaskan seafood specialties, burgers, and delicious burritos working with local Alaskan farmers and fishers for the best cuts of protein. Get the Philly Cheesesteak Burrito, which comes with shredded steak, peppers, onions, mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, and garlic-cilantro fries, all served with ranch. Tequila lovers can also enjoy their choice between 90 different offerings here.  

​​Black Bear Burritos Morgantown, West Virginia
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​​Black Bear Burritos

Morgantown, West Virginia

What to order: Sergeant Peppers


Vegetarian fillings get taken to the next level in the Sergeant Peppers burrito at Black Bear Burritos. The details start with the wrapping, which is a pepper cheese tortilla, and move to the refried beans that come cooked in sriracha. Kiwi salsa replaces traditional salsa, while pickled jalapenos, roasted red peppers, and rice top off the burrito. Be sure to keep an eye out for their weekly specials where you’ll find unexpected twists like burritos covered in a blueberry honey jalapeno sauce.


New Wave Burritos Louisville
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New Wave Burritos

Louisville, Kentucky

What to order: Garbage Burrito


 The Garbage Burrito, which reviewers say is big enough for  three meals, is a favorite here and comes with taco-spiced ground beef, refried beans, queso, Monterey jack cheese, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, green onions, and Fritos. The restaurant offers add-on ingredients like fried plantains, and also suggests styles you can transform your burrito into, from “Nacho Style” to get it on a bed of house-made ranch chips to “Chica-cho style” to have your burrito with crispy chicharrones.

Two halves of a burrito
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Starr Barbecue

Rio Grande City, Texas

What to order: Starr Burrito


Starr Barbecue in Rio Grande City offers top-notch tacos and one burrito option, the Starr Burrito. The burrito comes with rice, beans, pico de gallo and your choice of meat, with options that include brisket and pork ribs. The burrito’s size, big enough to fit an 8 by 5-inch tray, according to Texas Monthly, is what sets it apart. It comes flattened out in a rectangular shape after heating on the grill.  

Kono’s
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​​Kono’s

Hawaii (various locations)

What to order: The BBQ Pork Bomber


The burritos at Kono’s are referred to as bombers and come with the restaurant’s famous 12-hour roasted Kalua pulled pork. The BBQ Pork Bomber includes the pork along with a guava barbecue sauce, cheese, white rice, and grilled onions. For breakfast, don’t miss the Biscuits and Gravy Bomber, which comes with one biscuit, bacon and eggs smothered in their white sausage gravy.

Beltline Bar  Grand Rapids
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Beltline Bar

Grand Rapids, Michigan

What to order: The Big and Famous  


​​This Tex-Mex stop is known for its massive wet burritos. The most famous burrito comes with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, lettuce, and tomatoes in a flour tortilla. It gets completely smothered in burrito sauce and topped with a hearty portion of Colby cheese, with your choice of substituting ground beef with steak, carnitas, shredded beef, or chicken asado. While the original is already large, go for The Big and Famous and you’ll get the stuffed burrito 50% bigger for a truly giant plate.  

Someburros Authentic Mexican Food Arizona
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Someburros Authentic Mexican Food

Arizona (various locations)

What to order: Pollo Fundido 


Someburros uses family recipes passed down for generations to create Sonoran-style Mexican dishes that combine their slow-cooked meats with handmade tortillas and homemade salsas for intense flavor. A specialty item they offer is the Pollo Fundido, which comes stuffed with marinated chicken breast on the inside before it is deep fried and then topped with jalapeno cream cheese, grated cheddar, and green onions.

Michale’s Tacos Cody, Wyoming
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Michale’s Tacos

Cody, Wyoming

What to order: Big Burrito


This cantina in Wyoming is known for serving up seriously big burritos. The Big Burrito comes heaping over the plate it is served on with your choice of meats that include ground beef, pork, shrimp, chorizo, carnitas, shredded chicken, adovado, and more. Fillings include rice, beans, and cheese, with your choice of raw or grilled onions and red sauce, green sauce, or white sauce. If you really want to up the ante, go for the larger size of the Big Burrito they have available and don’t miss out on the fried ice cream.

Cheesy Cow Mac & Cheesery Bettendorf, Iowa
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Cheesy Cow Mac & Cheesery

Bettendorf, Iowa

What to order: Buffalo Chicken Bacon Blue Macarrito


Cheesy Cow makes a range of mac and cheese selections topped with toasted and buttered panko breadcrumbs. Their “macarritos” come stuffed with creamy mac and cheese and a range of fillings. The Buffalo Chicken Bacon Blue comes with cavatappi noodles cooked with a cheddar mac sauce, cheddar cheese, chicken, bacon, blue cheese, and Buffalo sauce on a grilled flour tortilla. The Walking Taco and Steak Fajita come with more traditional burrito fixings like salsa, sautéed onions, and seasoned beef.

The Flying Burrito
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Juan’s Flying Burrito

New Orleans

What to order: The Flying Burrito


This burrito from Juan’s Flying Burrito is made for when you don’t want to have to choose between just one type of protein. The Flying Burrito comes with grilled steak, shrimp, and chicken. Cheddar, jack cheese, black beans, salsa, rice, guacamole, and sour cream round out the burrito. Other choices like the Mission Burrito come with your choice of Creole, jerk, or adobo chicken. The menu here is filled with inventive burritos, from Cuban pork versions to goat-cheese stuffed vegetarian ones.

The Fat Burrito Holland, Michigan
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The Fat Burrito

Holland, Michigan

What to order: The Macho Burrito


The Fat Burrito has been serving jumbo burritos for 14 years, gaining popularity for the burritos’ size and flavors. The Macho Burrito is the most supreme of all and comes with both grilled chicken and steak along with rice, beans, sauteed onions, peppers, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream. The burrito is big enough to feed two to three people and comes with an option to get it dry or wet.

Blue Iguana Salt Lake City
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Blue Iguana

Salt Lake City 

What to order: Burrito Grande


The Burrito Grande comes in at five pounds and includes beef, chicken, rice, beans, and chile verde wrapped inside of three flour tortillas. Sauce and melted cheese create an oozing layer over the burrito that is so big, the restaurant offers free dessert for those able to finish it.