Colorado Dining November 08, 2016
11 Downright Delicious Restaurants That Prove Colorado Does Smothered Burritos Right
When it comes to Colorado cuisine, there is nothing quite as iconic as some fresh and perfectly seasoned green chile… but do you want to know what amps up this savory soup even more? Pouring it over a thick and meaty burrito! To prove that Colorado knows a thing or two about smothered burritos, check out these 11 downright delicious restaurants that have perfected this tastebud-pleasing dish:
1. Alberto's (Greeley)
For "Fine Mexican dining in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere," there is only one Alberto's! (Bonus: This Greeley tradition also serves the hottest green chile in town.)
2. Ruby's (Limon)
What this small Eastern Plains town lacks in size, it makes up for in HUGE and filling burritos at a surprisingly affordable price.
3. Salsa Latina (Colorado Springs)
When you have a nearly 5-star rating on Facebook, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Google, you know you must be doing something right!
4. Sam's No. 3 (Denver)
Does the exterior of the building seem familiar? It should, as Sam's downtown location was featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives." (Spoiler alert: The crew LOVED Sam's famous green chile!)
5. Shanty II (Montrose)
What the down-home establishment lacks in frills, it makes up for in mouthwatering smothered breakfast and dinner burritos -- try 'em both!
6. Bob & Earl's Cafe (Trinidad)
Since 1993, Bob and Earl have been serving patrons from both near and far these gigantic and drool-worthy smothered burritos, as well as a variety of other breakfast and lunch favorites.
7. Fiesta Jalisco (Steamboat Springs)
Fiesta Jalisco just goes to show that whenever you're in doubt, have it smothered (whether it be a burrito, chile relleno, enchilada, pancake, blueberry pie, etc.).
8. Jack-n-Grill (Westminster)
When my family craves some good old-fashioned Mexican fare, we demand the fresh ingredients, homemade tortillas, and savory chile that make up Jack-n-Grill's iconic burrito!
9. El Burro Pancho (Cortez)
Before your next adventure to Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, and/or the Four Corners, make plans to stop and fuel up with a hearty burrito from the ever popular El Burro Pancho.
10. Aztecas Family Mexican Restaurant (Grand Junction)
Let's just say there is a reason Aztecas was named the best Mexican restaurant in Grand Junction AND awarded a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor...
11. Casa De Burritos (Pueblo)
Last but certainly not least on our list of best smothered burritos comes from the green chile capital of Colorado: Pueblo! While you have several options to choose from, might we suggest one of these smothered masterpieces from Casa De Burritos?
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