It's no wonder the best burrito in Chicago comes from someone who spent time working at Rick Bayless' Topolobampo. Ernesto Gonzales' wonderfully tiny, stiflingly hot taqueria hasn't been around even remotely as long as others on this list (it opened in 2012), but it makes the only steak burrito we desperately want to eat again and again and again. Generous sections of tender and incredibly juicy steak are stuffed inside a reasonably sized burrito shell and then griddled to glorious perfection, achieving a crispy exterior.
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Brett Hickman is a local freelance writer and would sleep wrapped in a tortilla if he could. Follow him on Twitter.