By now everyone knows that Seattle's got a few secrets, but one thing most people don't know is that the Seahawks might not actually be that good. Just kidding! That secret is totally out of the bag. What people might not know is that this town actually has some pretty great burritos. At least eight of 'em, in fact...
The 8 best burritos in Seattle
Taquería Tequila Authentic Mexican Food (address and info)
This slightly out-of-the-way neighborhood joint is turning out giant Mexi-missiles stuffed with your choice of meat, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, cheese, rice, and beans, AND then covered with even more good stuff. Oh, and TT also gets bonus points for their behemoth margaritas and game screening.
Burrito Grande (aka the "baby burrito")
Gordito's Healthy Mexican Food (address and info)
This spot's Burrito Grande is ironically called the "baby burrito" -- presumably because eating two large flour tortillas filled w/ your choice of meat, black beans, Mexican rice, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and fresh, chunky salsa will make you look pregnant.
The El Camión Burrito
El Camión (address and info)
With trucks in Ballard, SoDo, and North Seattle, El Camión makes it easy to find to-go-style tubes full of grilled meats & veggies, rice, beans, pico, etc., all of which you can top with their extensive selection of salsas/sauces. If you hit their Ballard brick-and-mortar grab some some cervezas and play a game of Pac-Man too.
Rancho Bravo Tacos (address and info)
Tried and true, Rancho Bravo's two locations (Capitol Hill and Wallingford) never fail to satisfy after a late night of weekend drinking. Open until 3am on Friday and Saturday, Rancho’s Bravo Burrito is the perfect thing to combat the kind of feeling you get at closing time.
Taqueria la Fondita #2 (address and info)
This little truck in White Center serves up a mean burrito (it comes with the works: loads of meat, rice, beans, guacamole, pickled veggies, etc.) and keeps it seriously real with some of the most authentic Mexican fare (and most aggressive pigeons) in town.
El Asadero Burrito
Tacos El Asadero (address and info)
Burritos from a bus? Yes, indeed. Find this novelty Mexican joint in (where else?) a parking lot not too far from the Othello Light Rail Station in South Seattle, where they're slinging pork butt, frijoles, rice, and pico wraps from a walk-up window in case you're on the go, but we recommend sticking around and eating inside for the full experience.
Garibaldi Supper Burrito
Plaza Garibaldi (address and info)
Named after Mexico City’s very own Plaza Garibaldi, this Queen Anne spot near Key Arena purveys huge portions, stiff drinks, and a lunch special, which gets you the Garibaldi Supper Burrito (flour tortillas filled with rice and beans and your choice of chile verde, chile Colorado, chicken, shredded beef, Spanish sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese) for just $8.75.
Chukis baby burritos
Tacos Chukis (address and info)
The burritos at this Capitol Hill treasure might be mini-er than the rest of the ones on this list, but they're just as tasty, and cheaper... until you consider the fact you'll probably order, like, 11 of 'em.
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1. Taqueria Tequila301 NW 85th St, Seattle
2. Gorditos213 N 85th St, Seattle
3. El Camion Adentro6416 15th Ave NW, Seattle
4. Rancho Bravo Tacos1001 E Pine St, Seattle
5. Taqueria la Fondita #2100 St, Seattle
6. Tacos El Asadero7300 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle
7. Plaza Garibaldi129 1st Ave N, Seattle
8. Tacos Chukis219 Broadway E, Seattle
Taqueria Tequila is a true neighborhood gem. The Durango burrito comes filled with your choice of meat, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, cheese, rice and beans, AND is slathered with even more good stuff. It is a must-try.
This place's got the infamous Baby Burrito . Likely named after the food baby it gives you after eating it, this burrito single-handedly combats even the most insatiable hunger, no problemo. Definitely spring the extra couple bucks to get it wet (smothered in sauce and cheese).
This location is the brick & mortar spot of the popular taco trucks, serving up breakfast burritos (all day!), gorditas, tamales, and some of the best and most authentic tacos in the city. Be sure to load 'em up with one of the fresh options at their salsa bar. Another solid pick is their classic torta, filled with a meat of your choosing, plus plenty of flavorful accompaniments, including avocado, tomato, jalapeño, and pico de gallo.
Tried and true, the Cap Hill Rancho Bravos never fail to satisfy after a late night of weekend drinking. Open until 3am on Friday and Saturday, Rancho’s Bravo Burrito is the perfect thing to combat the closing time spins, you weekend warriors you.
Located at the corner of 100th St & 98th St, the Taqueria la Fondita truck has a little covered area so you can get real with some of the most authentic Mexican fare (and most aggressive pigeons) in town.
Tacos El Asadero doles out some of the finest burritos around. Find this novelty Mexican joint in (where else?) a parking lot not too far from the Othello Light Rail Station in South Seattle.
This Queen Anne spot located just by the Key Arena has huge portions and stiff drinks. Dip in for their lunch special, which gets you the Garibaldi Supper Burrito (flour tortillas filled with rice and beans and your choice of chile verde, chile Colorado, chicken, shredded beef, topped with Spanish sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese) for just $8.75.
Though Taco Chukis baby burritos might be mini-er than the rest of the burritos on this list, it doesn’t mean they’re any less tasty. This Capitol Hill treasure is cheap and super central-- right off Broadway. It's a no-frills spot offering delicious Mexican street food fare at an affordable price. You can’t go wrong at this place-- and its prices, you can go ahead and try one of everything!