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Where do you go for burritos?

Burrito Bill in Snellville (AJC Staff)

Burrito Bill in Snellville (AJC Staff)

Sheik Burritos n Kabob — which I wrote about earlier today — goes right onto my list of favorites places for burritos in the city.

Where else?

Keeping in the realm of fusion, I kind of dig Hankook Taqueria for its burritos filled with kimchi fried rice and barbecued pork. (I actually like the burritos a lot better than the tacos).

I’ll also admit to be being a fan of that national chain, Chipotle. I really appreciate that it uses natural and hormone-free meats.

But I wonder: are there any straight-out Mexican restaurants with great burritos?

37 comments Add your comment

smitten

March 15th, 2010
11:40 am

el taco veloz. carne asada with cheese and the works..

Grammar Queen

March 15th, 2010
12:15 pm

I still miss Tortillas. (no apostrophe; their choice) Have you heard of the guy who does “covers” of the old Tortillas burritos? http://tinyurl.com/yhraasc He went out of his way to deliver slightly outside of his circle to me one day, for which I am grateful. The guacamole tasted EXACTLY like the old Tortillas did. The burrito was good, but not quite up to my Tortillas standard, but then again, he was out to reproduce a different burrito than the one I ordered. So it may work for some of you out there. He’s got a facebook page and all. West End Burritos.

That said, I just can’t embrace any burritos anymore since Tortillas’s closing. But I’ve been intrigued by the Sheik!

Grammar Queen

March 15th, 2010
12:17 pm

Oh, and West End is delivery only – 2 miles from downtown Decatur. Here’s his facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106488848903&ref=mf

Mel

March 15th, 2010
12:24 pm

Hankook Taqueria is amazing! I went there for the first time last week and was very impressed.

jonnymack

March 15th, 2010
1:38 pm

I second smitten, el taco veloz is a great spot for burritos. Not much atmosphere.

Tricia

March 15th, 2010
2:09 pm

Willy’s is the obvious choice… I’m always pleasantly surprised by La Fonda Latina’s burritos as well.

Rob(erto)

March 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

I have to agree with Smitten – El Taco Veloz. If you want a cheap street-food type no frills authentic burrito. I used to get burritos like this in San Diego at Robertos and have gone through so much sinewy flavorless carne asada before I found this place. You can tell there is talent in the kitchen. Also, it’s always a good sign when you see Hispanic patrons at a Hispanic taqueria just like seeing Indian clientele at an Indian restaurant.

Get a $5.25 carne asada burrito, add sour cream inside and you’ll be rewarded with one of the best/cheap authentic burritos – tons of crispy roasted carne asada flank steak, fresh cilantro, hot sauce, and onions all tempered with the warmed sour cream. Add avocado crema salsa from the bar or a cheesy gooey chile relleno taco and you’ll be spoiled with true authentic flavors. You won’t be able to eat any more “Americanized” carne asada burritos after this.

Intowner

March 15th, 2010
2:50 pm

Tortillas and their fantastic green salsa – sorry I was dreaming.

El Myr, but no where as good as Tortillas was. I sure miss that place.

Peggy's Puddin'

March 15th, 2010
3:07 pm

WILLY’S is the best place for fresh, (relatively) low-fat burritos that are full of flavor.

A comparable burrito (Actually, there is no comparison.) at the grease pit known as CHIPOTLE is a gut bomb of almost 1,500 calories, much more fat and much less taste. What good is “free range” meat if it tastes horrible?

I love LA FONDA for great, authentic paella, but it sounds like I need to try a burrito there, too.

foodfreak

March 15th, 2010
3:43 pm

I concur PP… Willy’s is great! Also a big fan of their salads!

Justus

March 15th, 2010
4:52 pm

Went to Sheik based on your recommendation. Different strokes and all, but I’ll politely pass on future visits. I have no problem paying for quality, but at $10 for a burrito, it better deliver. Alas, it did not. Gristly (some fat = good, more than one bite of gristle = bad) steak wrapped in an average at best pita, with a host of fillings that while individually decent didn’t achieve any admirable degree of success in unison. And no big deal, but even Moe’s makes their own tortilla chips…

I’ll join the chorus on El Taco Veloz. Also, Raving Burritos in Decatur isn’t exactly great (or authentic), but I like their numerous options with meats (salsa verde carnitas, shredded beef, seafood) and veggies.

The Big Maru

March 15th, 2010
5:08 pm

Another vote for the carne asada at El Taco Veloz, just a simple flour tortilla with grilled steak, cilantro, onions, and that thin hot sauce that makes your hair feel like it’s on fire. Easier to eat than their tacos, too, because it holds together better.

Although I eat at Willy’s often, I’m not a big fan of their burritos. They cram too many ingredients into them, and I haven’t ever been able to whittle them down to just the things that I like.

bongo

March 15th, 2010
5:13 pm

I agree with Justus, went last week for the first time. $10 for a freaking Burrito?
The flavors were not there. I love Persian food and have been eating it for 20 years.
Not only from restaurants but from many Persian homes.

Egger

March 15th, 2010
5:21 pm

El Myr. I agree with others here, though – Tortillas was the best!

Kev

March 15th, 2010
6:42 pm

I have to agree about El Taco Veloz. Simply wonderful

SLP

March 15th, 2010
6:54 pm

willys for fresher taste. el taco veloz for salty junk food pleasure-

Snellville Eats Blogger

March 16th, 2010
7:49 am

Little Mexico in Snellville GA. Located in a shopping plaza at corner of Scenic Hwy and Pharrs Road, but very authentic. Great service and really good quality food for a reasonable price.

The Cynthia

March 16th, 2010
8:54 am

Ah . . Tortiallas. You have put me on memory lane. Unfortunately, it’s a dead end. Sigh.

Reds

March 16th, 2010
9:15 am

Anywhere? I don’t think I’ve ever met a burrito i didn’t like… I love Willy’s, mainly for the chipotle pork and the tomatilla salsa. Chipotle’s steak is great. I also really like the Beef tip burrito at Los Bravos, and try to make it at home.

Snellville Eats Blogger

March 16th, 2010
9:45 am

Oh how did I forget Moe’s? Moes Southwestern on Scenic Hwy in Snellville is excellent. It’s not really called a burrito there, maybe technically it’s not even a burrito per se. They call it the Joey Bag of Donuts for some reason. Love it though.

Montezuma's Revenge

March 16th, 2010
10:34 am

Ceviche’ in Roswell! The closest thing to Fresh-Mex that you can find OTP

Colin Blake

March 16th, 2010
10:35 am

The burrito at El Norteno on BuHi is good. It is basically just a tortilla stuffed with their barbecue chicken. The fixing come from a salsa bar, and the rice and beans are on the plate, not in the burrito. And the chicken is really good and smoky as it is grilled over charcoal.

Kar

March 16th, 2010
12:38 pm

I used to like Taco El Veloz but the lack of toppings beyond onions and cilantro eventually turned me off.

I still hit La Fonda Paisa in the Fiesta Plaza for some barbecoa and carne asada. I don’t know why but they always had “The Punisher” on if not Tejano videos. The new management has cut down on the toppings though, no more roasted onions and peppers!

I miss the cook/waiter combo in Mercado de Puebla. Didn’t speak English but he had the best barbecoa I’ve ever had. Also good toppings selection. I’d even it it both Saturday and Sunday if the cravings were severe.

Tech Fan

March 16th, 2010
1:22 pm

Chili chees burrito from Taco Bell!

Jeff

March 16th, 2010
2:32 pm

Burrito A La Parilla, at La Parilla. The beef is perfect.

anastasia beaverhausen

March 16th, 2010
4:59 pm

I miss Tortillas – the green chile burrito was the best! I also miss Burrito Art – they had some great fusion burritos.
Not a huge fan of Moe’s or Willy’s – but will eat there on occasion. El Rey Del Taco is the closest thing to a decent burrito these days

Ganners

March 16th, 2010
6:30 pm

I heart Willy’s. I eat there for lunch more than I will admit publicly. Damn good. Damn fresh.

Eli Z

March 16th, 2010
8:11 pm

Anything but Moe’s … Willy’s is good, Sheik was good for being different

AJ

March 17th, 2010
7:19 am

Well with all this burrito talk, I sooooooo miss Burrito Art. Best burritos!

Nick

March 17th, 2010
9:25 am

Raging Burritos, fresh ingredients, great quality, nice atmosphere, ample variety and awesome taste

Lauren

March 17th, 2010
12:27 pm

Willy’s burritos! I moved away and every time I came back to Atlanta would make a Willy’s stop. Now I’m back, and have one in walking distance of my house – there’s nothing even close to it in terms of taste/flavor.

Sam

March 18th, 2010
9:19 am

Carrie Neal Walden

March 18th, 2010
2:36 pm

El Azteca (III, I think?) on P’tree before you get to the Amtrak station. Chicken burrito. Shredded chicken, which is always flavorful and never dry. Fresh tortilla, plenty of cheese, red sauce. YUM.

Richard Bagge

March 19th, 2010
6:02 am

Remember, folks, you can’t spell mediocre without M-O-E.

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bigac56

March 22nd, 2010
10:40 pm

Rojo I need say no mo!

azcat225

March 24th, 2010
3:18 pm

Peggy, that was a joke, right? Chipotle’s a grease pit? Methinks not. I like C’s and Willie’s, for different reasons. Moe has gone downhill so quickly that you wonder about their survival. Definitely need to try El Taco Veloz.

Man, I miss the southside of Tucson. Great Mexican restaurants on every block. *sighs*