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Best burritos

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YOUR PICKS
1. Bell Street Burritos
You say, “Bell Street Burritos is by a wide margin the best burrito joint, either in Mid or Downtown. The Pork and Green Chili burrito is my favorite and I usually can’t break from it. As mentioned the tamales are dynamite as well. The tomatillo salsa is a wonderful addition to any item on the menu. The fellows are always adding new items (lemonade, tamales, and milk shakes so far) but I can’t help but get that Pork and Green Chili, mmmmmm. Oh, and a mexican Coke to wash it down.”

2. Willy’s
3. Raging Burrito
4. El Taco Veloz
5. Sheik Burritos and Kabobs

OUR PICKS
1. Bell Street Burritos
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “Amid the explosion of burrito chains in Atlanta that began over a decade ago, Bell St. Burritos is one of the few local upstarts that stands out against the Moe’s and Chipotles of the world. Beginners should go straight for the pork and green chile grilled burrito.”

2. Sheik Burritos and Kabobs
3. Raging Burrito
4. El Taco Veloz
5. Willy’s

81 comments Add your comment

Mmmm....Foood

August 27th, 2012
3:35 pm

The Brisket Burrito at Nuevo Laredo is quite good, especially if you add those grilled green onions!! WOW!!

Lew

August 27th, 2012
4:49 pm

Los Rayos, hands down.

Bob

August 27th, 2012
4:49 pm

Sheik Burrito! Definitely the most unique tastes in town. Delicious.

Sadly gone

August 27th, 2012
4:50 pm

Jerk Tofu at the Raging Burrito in Decatur. Everything on their burrito menu is outstanding and absolutely the best selection for vegetarians in town.

cw

August 27th, 2012
4:50 pm

Taqueria Del Sol!

Stew Beef

August 27th, 2012
4:51 pm

Willys ain’t bad but Moe’s has begun to suck. The one my town actually closed it got so bad.

OTP Retard

August 27th, 2012
4:52 pm

Moe’s followed closely by Chipotle.

Frank

August 27th, 2012
4:52 pm

I’m with Bob. Sheik Burrito is the way to go.

Lloyd

August 27th, 2012
4:53 pm

Barberito’s is new to town, but it’s my new favorite.

kevin

August 27th, 2012
4:55 pm

If there is one category that has a clear winner, it’s “best burritos” and they can be found at Bell St. Burritos.

Ryneberg

August 27th, 2012
4:55 pm

El Don food truck in Woodstock.

Foodie

August 27th, 2012
4:57 pm

Willys (often imitated, never replicated)

Burri-Hoe

August 27th, 2012
5:00 pm

Willy’s!! Moe’s is HORRIBLE.

tooltime

August 27th, 2012
5:00 pm

Elmyr has good burritos.

NativeAtlantan

August 27th, 2012
5:00 pm

Taxco Mexican has the best Fajita Burrito by far. All their food is amazing.

Rdog

August 27th, 2012
5:02 pm

taco bell 7 layer forever!!!

Name

August 27th, 2012
5:03 pm

Raging Burrito in Decatur!

Austin

August 27th, 2012
5:05 pm

Try Tomatillos!!! You wont regret it

Yummmm

August 27th, 2012
5:05 pm

Mia’s or Herrera’s. Or Ojeda’s. Oh, wait. Those are in Dallas. Atlanta doesn’t have any mexican restaurants, good or bad. And before name the ONE restaurant in town you think is authentic mexican food (Nuevo Laredo) realize that one restaurant does not a contest make. And Nuevo Laredo is average, at best.
While living in Atlanta, I dreamed of carne asada, plantanos, enchiladas, ceviche, huevos, sopapillas. Oh, the agony of missing good mexican food. How can a city the size of Atlanta have only 1 mexican restaurant and so many places that serve grits.
Oh, and Avila’s, Javier’s, Gloria’s, Cyclone Anaya’s, Mi Cocina, Pepe & Mito’s. Oops, those are in Dallas too.. Come on down, the mexican food’s fantastico.

the worm of alien knowledge

August 27th, 2012
5:09 pm

Not only can you get the best burritos @ Bell St. Burrito, but the tamales are out of this world!

QueHefner208

August 27th, 2012
5:12 pm

count_schemula

August 27th, 2012
5:12 pm

Lew – the Los Rayos at Buford Highway and Claremont? I only get Tacos and Tortas there. I may have to give the burrito a try?

The best burritos no longer exist :( Tortillas and Frijoleros.

Chuck Barrett

August 27th, 2012
5:14 pm

Willys. Hands down.

Tried them all

August 27th, 2012
5:14 pm

Sheik burrito by a mile, then Willy’s (love the orange juice marinated chicken one), then Barberito’s (welcome to town), then anything else, then Moe’s.

kevin

August 27th, 2012
5:16 pm

Count-Schemula,

Have you tried Bell St. Burritos? The owner, like myself (and you apparently) was a die hard Tortillas fan. He set out to recreate the Tortillas burrito experience and he achieved that–even improving on it in my opinion. Go there and get your favorite Tortillas burrito. The beans are spot on as is the green salsa!

Winger

August 27th, 2012
5:16 pm

Armando’s in Duluth. Best ever.

count_schemula

August 27th, 2012
5:17 pm

NIce to see the Sheik love. It’s far from traditional anything, but they are fairly tasty.

J

August 27th, 2012
5:17 pm

@Yummmm this is Atlanta and we are the best at everything so you can take you a$$ back to Texas.

Saved By the Bell Street

August 27th, 2012
5:19 pm

Bell Street Burritos is by a wide margin the best burrito joint, either in Mid or Downtown. The Pork and Green Chili burrito is my favorite and I usually can’t break from it. As mentioned the tamales are dynamite as well. The tomatillo salsa is a wonderful addition to any item on the menu. The fellows are always adding new items (lemonade, tamales, and milk shakes so far) but I can’t help but get that Pork and Green Chili, mmmmmm. Oh, and a mexican Coke to wash it down.

jess

August 27th, 2012
5:20 pm

Jalisco”s @ Peachtree Battle Shopping Center. Anywhere else is TEXMEX.

count_schemula

August 27th, 2012
5:21 pm

I enjoy Bell Street. I walk to the Auburn location occasionally. They are good, but it seems like Tortillas grilled and char blackened the chicken up a little bit and I could have swore the Tortillas green sauce was hotter. Bell seems like roasted chicken and the green sauce is milder. I had a discussion with the owner about it, and he swears he has the green sauce down, while I remember it being more like the current green sauce at El Myr. Bell does have the beans spot on though.

Tayv

August 27th, 2012
5:23 pm

Tacos La Villa in Smyrna. They are actually authentic Mexican burritos, not Tex-Mex burritos like every other restaurant people have mentioned already.

count_schemula

August 27th, 2012
5:25 pm

Well, game over, Tayv has arrived.

kevin

August 27th, 2012
5:26 pm

You are certainly right about Tortillas grilling vs. stewing their meat. I prefer the stewed method as it mixes up with everything else a little better, but I can also appreciate your preferring the grilled chicken. Most times, I get the green chili burrito without meat, anyhow. Not sure about Tortillas having hotter green salsa, but maybe. Flavor-wise, like the beans, it seems right-on Tortillas.

CalGalintheATL

August 27th, 2012
5:27 pm

Mr. Taco in Roswell. Growing up in SoCal, this is fairly close. Everything is Taco Bell!

JLC

August 27th, 2012
5:27 pm

Not a doubt in my mind it’s Willy’s!

johnny5163

August 27th, 2012
5:30 pm

Raging Burrito in Decatur! Love it.

USMC

August 27th, 2012
5:33 pm

Hankook, over off of Collier Road and Defoors Ferry, has an AWESOME burrito.
They make tacos and burritos with Korean ingredients. Awesome!

RGB

August 27th, 2012
5:33 pm

Bell St Burritos – by far the best. Absolutely!

count_schemula

August 27th, 2012
5:33 pm

The other thing about Tortillas. You had to call in your order to go and give them about an hour to make it before going to pick it up. Going there was only if you had a couple of hours to kill. Those art school kids had no sense of time, lol.

Amy

August 27th, 2012
5:41 pm

Bell Street Burritos! Best burrito ever.

Dennis

August 27th, 2012
5:49 pm

Bell Street Burrito on Howell Mill blows the competition away for me and my wife.. We were die hard Tortillas fans before they went under years ago. You can’t get roasted green chiles anywhere else I don’t think. Kevin is on the money,they nailed Tortillas. We have dragged all our friends there and have been at least a dozen times since they opened.
Roasted green chili/pork burrito is the best. Grilled Broccoli and roasted potato is great also. Beans are always perfect. Chips and guac are very fresh, a bit chunky and homemade. We think the red and green sauce are spot on from Tortillas. The wife gets grilled shrimp/grilled broccoli soft tacos and thinks they are the best. They have no liquor license and you can bring your own brew/wine(Howell Mill location anyway)
The owner ,Matt, is very nice. He will come out and visit the tables and ask how we like everything and chat for a bit. The Howell Mill location lost their lease to Advance Auto and are getting pushed out Aug 31st I think. I have heard whispers that the are considering opening up TWO more locations. We were die hard Willys fans until Bell Street opened. We are hoping the new location will be within a few miles of where the Howell Mill store was.

MattyB

August 27th, 2012
5:53 pm

Another vote for Raging Burrito

Jessamine

August 27th, 2012
5:53 pm

Burrito Art…. which of course is closed, but nothing will ever match them. I still crave them daily!!!

Paul

August 27th, 2012
6:01 pm

If you want a real burrito, not a fancy ‘fast casual’ one for gringos, there is only one place – Zestos / Burrito Brothers on Piedmont at Lindbergh. Burrito Grande (Monday special) is awesome, but the Burrito Pescado (Friday special) with talapia is out of this world.

Emily

August 27th, 2012
6:03 pm

Takorea in Midtown – YUUUUUUUUUUUUUM!!

USMC

August 27th, 2012
6:08 pm

Oh yeah, Elmyr has a great Burrito eventhough the young rude waitress with all of the tattoos dampers the experience. I guess the owners don’t care about service, but their burritos are awesome I must admit.

Jefe

August 27th, 2012
6:09 pm

Chipotle for sure! Twisted Taco would be my #2 choice.

William

August 27th, 2012
6:10 pm

If you are on the south side, Taqueria La Oaxaquena in the Morrow/Jonesboro area is great! If you are in Henry County, go for Gezzo’s!

Yummmm

August 27th, 2012
6:23 pm

Oh, J, my a$$ is back in Texas, where it belongs. I enjoyed my time in Atlanta, just not the dearth of mex food. But I will admit to enjoying Taqueria Del Sol, if one could make it past the line and weird hours. A nice combo of TexMex and SW style. But Moe’s? That place is nasty. And I do not believe anyone in Atlanta knows the difference between Latin-Am, TexMex, or SW style burritos. Sorry….

Oh, and you may have the best of the best in Atlanta, but you don’t have the Rangers! Best standing en beisol. Andele Rangers!!