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The 12 Best California Burritos, Ranked by San Diego Surfers

Published On 06/25/2014 Published On 06/25/2014
Best Burritos SD
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
Natalie Holtz
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1. El Azteca Taco Shop 8306 Parkway Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942 (La Mesa)

El Azteca in La Mesa is a no-frills strip mall joint serving up no-nonsense burritos, tacos, and enchiladas, with its enormous California burrito being the standout.

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2. Don Bravo 5504 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037 (La Jolla)

Boasting a more upscale vibe than your average taco and burrito joint, Don Bravo in La Jolla is full of surprises (hamburgers, ceviche, and churros!) as well as high-quality takes on all your favorites.

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3. Saguaro's Mexican Food 3753 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104 (North Park)

This 24-hour burrito haven stands ready to save your boozy soul any night you happen to find yourself in North Park after (or during) your drinking adventures. Flavorful meat and fresh pico bring their offerings to the next level.

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4. JV's Mexican Food 1112 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

One of San Diego's best Mexican joints, they have an extensive menu which features massive burritos, plus an ever-refilled salsa bar.

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5. Sarita's Mexican Food 9906 Campo Rd, San Diego, CA 91977

Traditional hole-in-the-wall Mexican food at it's best, Sarita's in Spring Valley dishes out burritos the size of your calf, loaded with guacamole and sour cream.

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6. Lucha Libre 1810 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103 (Mission Hills)

Lucha Libre Taco Shop in Mission Hills embodies the zany energy of the Mexican brand of masked pro wrestling. In a high-energy space with hot pink walls, framed pop art, and lucha masks all around, tacos and burritos are the true champions. One such knockout is the Surfin' California burrito, a 14in tortilla packed tight with steak, shrimp, avocado, French fries, cheese, pico de gallo, and chipotle sauce. Discounts on various menu items are rewarded to those crazy enough to show up in an actual lucha mask.

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7. Nico's Mexican Food 4918 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107 (Ocean Beach)

This Ocean Beach location is the Nico's original -- super-consistent and delicious California burritos are their hallmark, and you can always expect friendly service.

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