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Patch Picks: The Best Burritos in Town

Our favorite local spots to indulge in filled-to-the-brim burritos.

Trying to identify the best burrito would be like trying to get people to agree on the best work of fine art. It’s hard enough to define what should go into one, let alone get a group aligned on the most important criteria to define the best.  

But, whether you prefer pinto or black beans, carnitas or al pastor; whether it’s a fine tortilla you’ve got a taste for, or the hottest salsa you seek, the Peninsula features a number of delicious burrito establishments.


Patch Picks: The Best Burritos in Town

  •   3205 Oak Knoll Dr., Redwood City
  • Mi Ranchito Taqueria  660 Laurel St., San Carlos
  •   1081 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
  •   3018 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City
  •   46 5th Ave., Redwood City
  •   1305 Willow Road, Menlo Park
  •   120 Harbor Blvd., Belmont
  •   1147 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos
Denise February 18, 2011 at 02:10 PM
The Super Expresso (any meat or veg ) Burrito at El Metate Taqueria -YUM! 2 meals worth
Carolyn V. San Carlos resident since 1978 February 18, 2011 at 04:04 PM
In San Carlos, we love La Hacienda on Laurel between Howard Avenue and Belmont Avenue. Been eating there since they first opened around 30 years ago.
Mecala February 18, 2011 at 04:58 PM
I'm a Chipotle fan!
Sarah Fuhs February 18, 2011 at 05:59 PM
Bravo Taqueria on Woodside Road. The staff is fantastic, and so is their food! They also offer veg options, yay!
Lorianna Kastrop February 18, 2011 at 06:38 PM
I like Karlita's, next to Petco on Woodside Road.
Jeffrey Burgos February 18, 2011 at 06:43 PM
As a SoCal burrito fan, I'm still searching for a SoCal style-burrito here in NorCal :( I do enjoy and frequent the following places: Taqueria De Amigos (San Mateo towards Foster City in Marina Shopping Center) Pancho Villa (San Mateo - B St.) La Cumbre (San Mateo - B St.) - especially chicken burrito! and La Corneta which was mentioned.
Tommy Tee February 18, 2011 at 06:51 PM
Guadalajara Grill is my fav
Catherine Fraser February 18, 2011 at 06:59 PM
La Azteca on Main by Woodside is the best by far...especially the chicken w/chili relleno. YUM!
Jason Mansfield February 18, 2011 at 07:05 PM
I grew up in SoCal, spent time in Mexico, and survived on SLO burritos during college (TA's was the best there). With that said, my favorite is Tacqueria Mi Ranchito on Laurel... with a close second (only because they're in Redwood City) being Chavez (the one on Aguello). These feel more authentic. Hey, if they serve Horchata or Jamaica and have Fanta from Mexico, it's gotta be close, right?
Stacie Chan (Editor) February 18, 2011 at 07:36 PM
All this talk of burritos is making my ham sandwich look pretty pathetic right now.. Also, what does "El Grullense" mean? My Spanish is decent, but I've never heard of this word before and supposedly neither has Google translator..
Julie Gosse February 18, 2011 at 10:07 PM
"Many people think the bird on those signs is a flamingo. It's a grullo, a crane, as in the restaurant's name. And for anybody like my husband who thought the name had something to do with grilling, oops again. The founder came from the town of El Grullo, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. He is El Grullense." http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=6096
Lou Covey, The Local Motive January 17, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Gotta give a shout out for Los Gallos on Florence. And I'm sure the folks the flood the place at lunch from the law firms and startups on Marsh would agree. Free wifi too.

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