The best burritos in Toronto are bursting bundles of deliciousness packed with your favourite fillings. From proteins like meat, seafood or veggie soy to staples like rice and beans or noodles along with cheese, salsa, guacamole and, if you dare, hot sauce, these Mexican/Tex-Mex creations are the ultimate flavour bomb. These are the best burritos in Toronto. 10 - Burro Burrito (College St.)
Three locations in Toronto (and one in Costa Rica) offer two sizes of burrito that can come in flour or whole wheat tortillas or just plain naked (no tortilla – just the fillings). A standard assortment of toppings accompany proteins like chorizo, chicken tinga or soy.
3 - Chino Locos
East-siders have it good – both locations of this Chinese-Mexican fusion burrito joint are east of the DVP, with the original in Leslieville and the other in East Chinatown. Proteins like slow-roasted pork with scallion-ginger relish or chicken tinga can be accompanied by chow mein noodles instead of rice, and edamame can replace black beans. The results are unquestionably tasty.
7 - Bolet's Burrito
Specializing in burritos on Lower Sherbourne, this spot run by a Filipino family offers some unusual fillings, like Buffalo or Thai chicken, along with the more predictable steak, fish or veggie options. Choose from white or whole wheat tortillas and spice levels that range from not spicy to very.
6 - Wilbur Mexicana
Outfitted with a salsa and hot sauce bar, this sleek King West taqueria offers three kinds of burritos, including the “Wilbur-rito,” with your choice of chicken, steak, pork, or, for a little extra, baja fish, packed with rice, black or refried beans, cheddar and jack cheese, guac, pico de gallo and lettuce.
4 - Burrito Boyz (Adelaide St.)
Boasting locations all over the GTA, this thriving chain is a classic choice. White, whole wheat or gluten-free tortilla shells are available with a large variety of proteins to go in them, including chicken, steak, veggie soy, sweet potato, shrimp or calamari. Burritos come in small or large sizes and can be customized with tons of topping choices.
5 - Fat Bastard Burrito (King West)
With multiple outlets around town, this burrito chain groups its menu into “classics,” like BBQ pulled pork or ground beef, “fusion,” which includes jerk, pad Thai or butter chicken, and “specialties” such as sauteed shrimp or sweet and spicy organic tofu. Sizes come in “lil,” “big” or “huge” (with a gluten-free tortilla option) and unique toppings include coleslaw, “crunchies” (crushed Doritos) and noodles.
11 - Burrito Bandidos (Annex)
Born after a split from Burrito Boyz, this mini-chain with three locations in the city covers all the protein bases, from a variety of meat, poultry and seafood to veggie options. For the indecisive, it’s even possible to mix things up with steak-chicken or shrimp-steak/chicken/halibut combos.
8 - Big Fat Burrito
This burrito purveyor used to have three locations in the city but is now reduced to a sole one in Kensington Market. The breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs is thankfully offered all day long, and there are also quite a few veggie and vegan options.
9 - Al Pastor
Named after one of Mexico’s most popular taco fillings, this Junction taqueria is the real deal. Its Alambre Al Pastor Burrito contains pieces of the flavourful marinated pork shoulder, plus onions, poblano peppers and cheese, all wrapped in a flour tortilla, along with a side of guacamole.
by Christina Cheung via blogTO