15 Places You Don’t Want To Miss On New Mexico’s Breakfast Burrito Byway

The Breakfast Burrito Byway was dreamed up by our state’s tourism board to promote this iconic New Mexican food. There are competing stories about the origins of the breakfast burrito. Some believe the dish was invented at food stands during the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, while others think that Santa Fe restaurant Tia Sophia’s was the genius behind the breakfast burrito.

The byway launched in 2014 and it features 50 stops. A public vote determined which restaurants should be included and, in this manner, 400 establishments serving breakfast burritos were narrowed down to 50. Yummy and democratic! As locals would expect, Blake’s Lotaburger snagged many of the spots. But what about the other places on the list? Here are 15 unmissable restaurants on New Mexico’s Breakfast Burrito Byway. (They aren’t ranked in order because it was tough enough limiting the selection to 15!)

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What’s you favorite burrito spot either on or off New Mexico’s official byway?

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