Want your burrito fried? Smothered? Stuffed with all sorts of meats, vegetables, and cheeses? Then garnished with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and jalapeños? Done! These 10 places to get burritos in Denver are slinging some of the most authentic, innovative, generously-filled, cylindrical-shaped foods in town. Get along “little donkey” and satisfy your cravings!
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1. Illegal Pete's
Looking for a "burrito SO big it stands up by itself!?" Check out any of Illegal Pete's six locations in Denver and Boulder for a truly superior burrito that can stand on its own!
2. The Original Chubby's
The Original Chubby's "Wake Up" burrito is both an urban myth and a reality. You may find a bit of eggs, potatoes, and beans amidst the smorgasbord of meats that include bacon, chorizo, beef, ham, and sausage. Smother it all in cheese and green chile...and call your cardiologist. D'oh!
3. Santiago's Mexican Restaurant
This family-owned biz has expanded to nearly 30 locations in Colorado since they opened their doors in 1990, so they must be doing something right. Whether you get a breakfast burrito, a burrito deluxe, or any of their other mouthwatering varieties, at Santiago's you CAN'T go wrong!
4. Moose Hill Cantina
Since 1984, this Lakewood landmark has been slinging scratch-made burritos with NO preservatives (yes, that means no dreaded MSG)! Their signature burrito, the C-9, comes with your choice of beef or chicken with sour cream, chile relleno, green chile, and melted cheese. 10-4 on the C-9!
5. Burrito Giant
For a big a** burrito smothered in green chile made fresh daily, go to Burrito Giant in the Highlands. Or better yet, grab a mate and check out their two-for-one burrito happy hour from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. (FYI: Pictured is a deluxe pulled pork green chile burrito with XXX cheese).
6. Chaka's Mexican Restaurant
Chaka's has some of the most superb Mexican food in town, especially their truly superior smothered supreme burritos. Don't ask; just go!
7. Tacos Rapidos
If you're feeling extra sinful and gluttonous (and don't even want to get out of your car), this Mexican drive-thru joint is open 24/7 and will bring out the devil in you! Breakfast burritos, deep fried burritos, smothered burritos...you crave it, they've got it. Hands down best Mexican drive-thru in town!
8. Vine Street Pub & Brewery
Vine Street probably wouldn't even cross your mind when thinking of a great burrito, but that's because you must not have had their Spicy Pollo Asada Burrito with grilled, marinated and pulled chicken, black beans, rice, and cheeses, topped with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole, then smothered
in a spicy red chili sauce and sprinkled with jalapeños. Yowzas!!!
9. Komotodo Sushi Burrito
This modern novelty in the heart of downtown Denver is combining Latin and Asian flavors to create out-of-this-world sushi burritos "like you've never seen." With top-shelf ingredients like salmon, tuna, and sirloin and saliva-producing sauces like Sriracha aioli, ancho sour crema, and garlic citrus tartar, Komotodo blows other burrito joints out of the water!
10. Scratch Burrito and Happy Tap
Another unique, innovative Denver burrito spot is Scratch, where they aim to reinvent and elevate the traditional burrito by taking risks with ingredients like tandoori lamb, blackened catfish, Korean BBQ beef, and fried chicken with mac 'n' cheese! "Healthy, seasonal, delicious, whole food, the way it was meant to be; cooked daily, always from scratch." Happy, happy, joy, joy!
Alright…let’s hear it! Where do you go for burritos in Denver!? Let us know.