10 Great Burritos in Orange County

7. Dos Chinos
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Our love for Hop Phan knows no bounds, and while we love his tacos and many other creations, his Latino-Asian fusion is best in the burritos. His curries, coconut sauces, and Sriracha-esque touches get soaked up best inside the rice and meat inside the burrito, the tortilla a perfect vessel to hold everything in. A dish hipsters, wabs, office drones and chinitos alike can love. Follow Dos Chinos on Twitter @doschinos.

6. El Camino Real

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This place is owned by zacatecanos yet serves Cal-Mex classics sliced with the best menudo in North County. Yet all I ever order is the chimichanga. It's perfect--not too fried, but still crunchy. You can still tell from my blurry shot that it was lightly fried, so a light golden-brown instead of pure lard. Even though it's covered in crema fresca, you can still pick it up and not burn your fingers. You can still taste an actual tortilla, instead of the flour version of chicharrones. And, best of all, you can subsume this chimichanga in rivers of their salsa de chile de árbol, the manna of God if He ever decides to go to the fiery side and retain His magnanimity and all. 303 N. Euclid St., Fullerton, (714) 447-3962.

5. La Casa Garcia
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Frank Garcia is probably the only true Tex-Mex cook in Orange County, so why does he merit a mention in a category that Texas has never dominated? He's a mensch, first of all, but more important is his legendary King Burrito: five pounds of meat, sour cream, rice, guacamole--you get a free T-shirt if you win it! Better, though, to split it among friends and enjoy Frank's expert cooking skills. 531 W. Chapman Ave., Anaheim, (714) 740-1108; www.lacasagarcia.com.



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OC Weekly
OC Weekly

John: Better for tacos that burritos! Cyndi: We love it, too! Matt: For burritos? Nah... Merle: Good spot! Daaron: Please. Surfin' Chicken not Mexi? Tell that to the owner, from Jomulquillo, Zacatecas. And "comfort zone"? Our comfort zone is all of OC, son! Passionate: You should!

Daaron Lees
Daaron Lees

Pedros, La Siesta, Los Patios, La Tiendita, Del Sol all better than any of those spots u named... Surfin Chickin' isnt even a mexi spot lol. Again i feel u shoulda done some more research outside ur comfort zone

Matt Miller Sr.
Matt Miller Sr.

Little Caboose Taco Shop in Anaheim gets dissed again.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Daaron: Outside of the Surfin' Chicken, not really!

Sandy Baumgardner
Sandy Baumgardner

Back in the day, Los Sanchez in Garden Grove was the bomb. Back in the day when I couldn't hear the novela over papa's snoring...

Daaron Lees
Daaron Lees

Wtf!?! U didnt mention any San Clemente spots! The wrose mexican food in SC is better than any other place in OC. Especially Albatros and the other white wash crap u listed. Boo! Complete the list and do real research not listening white boy bros and newport chic chicks

Luis Araujo
Luis Araujo

Try the chile relleno burrito, green chili pork, or the breakfast burrito at Pepe's on Placentia by CSUF or on Brea Blvd. in Brea.

Andrew Luistro Ω
Andrew Luistro Ω

your #1 is Athenian Burgers #3, last time I ate there I saw a rat scurrying about and I probably would have never saw it if it didnt run across my foot 8O

Bruce Boul
Bruce Boul

How could you leave out Bull Taco in San Clemente????

Jose Avalos Guido
Jose Avalos Guido

LA PARRILLA GRILL restaurant has the best autentic mexican food oround oc,located on beach blvd & katella in the city of stanton. The wet buritos diped with the best spanish sause! there's also chile verde,chile rellenos, marinated pork also known as as-pastor the best..... and the asada plate.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Foks: Gracias for the kind words and the recs!

Shawn Stewart
Shawn Stewart

El patio has the best burritos. Magnolia and lapalma

SoCalFranchize
SoCalFranchize

Carne asada burrito from Molcasalsa (or any of its suffix-differing relatives), is easily the best burrito I've ever stuffed into my cakehole.

Crystal Rodriguez
Crystal Rodriguez

you forgot Don Juan's on Warner and Bristol in Santa Ana. they have the best wet burritos ever! I'm a fan of the salsa verde ones. It's a must have.

Aux
Aux

I go with the burritos from Pedro's Tacos in San Clemente. They make the best tacos, and their burritos are basically their tacos in a larger, wrapped tortilla.

James Hall
James Hall

another fine example that you wannabee Mexicanos are just ''chicanos'' Burritos are not even Mexican..You chicanos and liberals are Stupid but gustavo is the king of you idiots...go to Mexico if you dare and ask around for a burrito and see the look on their faces with confusion.

Tom Slick Pearson
Tom Slick Pearson

Los Alazanes on Knott and Ball. Best Breakfast burritos, and Chorizo burritos...Their Carne Asada fries are a treat, as well!

Fat People Know How to Eat
Fat People Know How to Eat

Have you tried Los Sanchez Restaurant?? Our fave- the Carne Asada w/ cheese, no beans, wet... I think you might revise your list!! :))

andrewmacia
andrewmacia

I love the burritos from El Campeon in San Juan Capistrano's Adobe Plaza and of course A's Burgers in San Clemente.  Gotta represent South County

 

Combo
Combo

For some reasons, I love the burritos from Chipotle =)

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Robert Garcia
Robert Garcia

You should try Belinda's in Buena Park.  Awesome Chile Rojo and Chile Verde burritos!

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

301 Cafe.....Gustavo......Did your research on this one !.......A burrito at the 301 in 1972 looked exactly like the one shown !.....Esmaralda was the waitress at that time.....It's a classic in OC for sure.........

ALOHABRAD88
ALOHABRAD88

Aloha from LondonBeing trapped Abroad  would kill for yes   sharpen your knifes "Taco Bell" you lucky (cockney accent) "cants"....Food porn at it best!

Herb Toker
Herb Toker

Dammit - I love the OC Weekly and your recent top 10 lists about burritos, burgers, etc.  I was going to make a joke about Chipotle, but Gustavo would probably bust my balls.  A few other good burritos: Chile Relleno burrito, also at Albatros; either the asada or carnitas burrito at Tula Market in Lake Forest - cool little Mexican grocery store; and the chorizo burrito at Jalapenos in Irvine (I know Gustavo hates Irvine, but dammit - I grew up here and still live here!)  Please keep the cool lists going - I've found a ton of good restaurants from reading the Weekly, although you guys kill my productivity at work...

Jesus Martinez
Jesus Martinez

WHERE IS LOLA GASPAR??????? Best Pork Burrito Evahhhhh!

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Good list......OC has some great burritos !.....Alberto's is NOT king of the burritos !......

singlemalt
singlemalt

El farolito in the mission, oh wait.....nevermind...

Calibankie
Calibankie

any good burrito joints in long beach tho people?

Djquest562
Djquest562

grill boy in fullerton has a  great breakfast burrito.

Jose Ceja
Jose Ceja

This must be the worst list ever! Tapatia at #2 is a joke and El Toro Bravo should of been in the top 5...

Aux
Aux

So do I.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

The chile relleno burrito of love is Celia's in RSM. I don't hate all of Irvine--just the boring NIMBY part of it. Glad you're enjoying our collective work!

Herb Toker
Herb Toker

Hey - BTW, I don't see any Yelp reviews on Celia's... does that sound right, or am I missing something?

Herb Toker
Herb Toker

Cool - I'll have to check out Celia's.  The Las Cotijas you mentioned - is that affiliated with the one in Tustin in Larwin Square?  If so, I'll check it out.  I gotta try Athenian one of these days too...

Jose Ceja
Jose Ceja

Give me a week and i'll get back to you!

kwelch29
kwelch29

wheres that list jackass??

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