Where to Order Mouthwatering Cheap Burritos in Every State

food, where to order mouthwatering cheap burritos in every state

Burrito Heaven

Handheld, filling, customizable and delicious, burritos were invented in Mexico, but they’ve been adopted north of the border as classic American fare. Whether at a great Mexican restaurant or a cool food truck, every state in the country has burritos that are inexpensive, but also delicious. Every entry on this list has earned a place in the bottom two price tiers — one or two dollar signs — and the top two quality tiers — four or five stars — in terms of online reviews. Here are America’s greatest, cheapest burritos.

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Alabama: Los Dos Hermanos Taco Truck

The space is small and there is often a line (and no in-house delivery), but grab a burrito to go at University Tacos and Burritos. Fans rave about the chorizo burrito and the “ridiculous amounts of meat” in the breakfast burritos.

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Alaska: Burrito Factory

Bacon, reindeer, and chorizo burritos are among the hottest sellers at Burrito Factory. Beloved by locals, the place is hidden away inside of a gas station, which makes it hard to spot unless you’re a local in the know or a lucky outsider who happens to stumble upon the place while filling up on gas — then you can fill up on burritos, most of which cost less than $10. Call ahead for take-out, too.

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Arizona: Kiss Pollos Estilo Sinaloa

You could easily walk right past this small, nondescript shop tucked away in a working-class Phoenix neighborhood — but don’t make that mistake. In the world of amazing, cheap burritos, Kiss Pollos Estilo Sinaloa stands out, even in a Latin-infused border state where the locals are spoiled by a seemingly endless selection of great burritos. With a chicken burrito for $6.99, it’s hard to go wrong. There’s a fee for delivery, but take-out is free.

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Arkansas: Taqueria El Palenque

Little Rock Like so many of America’s choicest burrito joints, reviewers expressed hesitation about even walking into Taqueria El Palenque because it looked like “a hole in the wall,” in the words of one convert. Out of that hole in the wall, however, comes not just some of the best burritos in Arkansas, but arguably the state’s best Mexican food in general. Pick up an order to go.

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California: El Tepeyac

Los Angeles It’s not that the burritos at El Tepeyac are particularly cheap, it’s that they’re so big, it generally takes two people to finish one, which makes them half price by default. TripAdvisor fans rave about the size, but also the sheer quality — many call it the best burrito in the burrito mecca of Los Angeles. Manuel’s Special Burrito weighs in at more than 5 pounds, according to El Tepeyac, but a competitive eating competition that includes the house favorite as a challenge lists the gargantuan delicacy at 4.5 pounds. Free delivery with orders over $25, too.

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Colorado: Taqueria La Familia

The Taqueria La Familia is known for service that’s as good as the burritos — and the burritos are good. This small, no frills restaurant get praise for its low prices, its authentic flavors and its numerous vegetarian options. You can also get take-out, or have food delivered through Door Dash.

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Connecticut: Rio Bravo

If you’re ever in Fairfield and you can’t decide between fajitas and burritos — don’t worry, you don’t have to choose. The fajita burritos — both chicken and steak — are among the dishes that garner the most praise at Rio Bravo. Burritos, of course, come first, but if you ever swing back for a return trip, the Marco Polo taco platter is a Rio Bravo signature dish that lives up to the hype. Grab food to-go, too.

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Delaware: El Diablo Burritos

At Trolley Square, you’ll find El Diablo Burritos, and at El Diablo Burritos you’ll find the short rib and goat cheese burrito with red pepper walnut sauce — or pineapple-habanero sauce, if you prefer, along with prices starting under $12. No matter what you choose, the price is fantastic when tallied against the gargantuan heft of the portions. All locations are available for pick-up only due to the pandemic.

food, where to order mouthwatering cheap burritos in every state

District of Columbia: The Well-Dress Burrito

This casual eatery may be hidden down an alley in Dupont Circle, but one you find it ordering is easy — a menu at the door tells you what burritos are available that day. Get your pick as a platter or try it “el Gordo” if you’re hungry. Fans on Yelp love the steak and the marinated chicken.

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Florida: Antojitos Mexicanos Tenorio

Like so many great burrito joints, Antojitos Mexicanos Tenorio is tiny, cramped and nondescript. If you’re looking for ambiance, there’s plenty of that in other parts of Miami — you visit Antojitos for the burritos. They’re delicious, enormous and cheap — the locals boast about loading up on a burrito, a taco, chips, and salsa. You can also order food for pick-up.

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Georgia: Tacos La Villa

More than a few locals have reported not being able to finish a burrito that they scored for around $10 at Tacos La Villa. But they’re not just cheap and filling, they’re cheap and really good. But that could be said for most of the menu, which is why the place is crowded and busy, even though it’s tucked away in a strip mall. Beat the lines and order take-out.

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Hawaii: Thyda’s Tacos

Some of the greatest burritos in Hawaii are served not in a Mexican restaurant but from a taco truck on Queen Street. According to loyal locals, the burritos at Thyda’s Tacos are, in a word, “killer.” With fried cheese in the bottom, the burritos are pressed to create a crunchy crust. There are as many options as there are personal preferences (all available for take-out), but the jackfruit vegetarian burritos are among the finest meatless Mexican food you’ll ever eat.

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Idaho: Taqueria La Flama

At Taqueria La Flama, the green salsa is so thick and chunky that you might mistake it for guacamole. The wet chicken burrito is a fan favorite, but it’s hard to find a reviewer who claims anything on the menu is less than a five-star experience. When you’re looking at prices, keep in mind that one reviewer reminds the hungry masses that “‘regular’ means gigantic.” The restaurant offers take-out and drive-thru, too.

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Illinois: Taco & Burrito Express #3

A family-run business known for its fresh ingredients and friendly service, Taco & Burrito Express #3 is “possibly the best Mexican food in Chicago,” according to one Yelp reviewer. The masses seem to concur. A few naysayers judge every burrito they eat by the standard of the burrito mecca of the San Francisco Mission District, but even the burrito snobs gave the place four stars because Taco & Burrito Express is so superior to the regional options. Take-out is available, too.

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Indiana: Burrito Joint

The Burrito Joint in Indianapolis is known for hefty burritos and classic Mexican street food. The eats are cheap, which has earned the place a solid stable of regulars. Some reviews on Yelp griped about the fact that the place is cash only, so hit an ATM before you head over. You can also order take-out so your food is ready to go when you arrive.

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Iowa: Bandit Burrito

Johnston City The Bandit Burrito boldly declares that “chef Robert Moore prepares over 35 items for you to custom build the best burrito of your life!” Everything, including the meat, salsa and burrito fillings are made fresh in house, and the restaurant asks, “Where else can you get a made-from-scratch family meal for four, for under 20 dollars?” You can also order ahead for take-out.

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Kansas: Los Compadres Mexican Grill

Wichita When Wichita locals crave a great burrito on the super cheap, they head to Los Compadres Mexican Grill, although the massive and delicious margaritas don’t make the lines any shorter, either. Try the carne asada burritos or, if you roll in on taco Tuesdays, you can gobble down three street tacos for just $5. You can also order carry out and there’s an option for catering.

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Kentucky: Tortilleria Y Taqueria Ramirez

For reviewers who find Lexington to be a barren desert in terms of good, cheap Mexican fare, Tortilleria Y Taqueria Ramirez is an oasis. Although the carnitas burritos are a hit, carne asada seems to be the biggest crowd pleaser. This humble establishment has even achieved national recognition as a destination for top-notch burritos. Order take-out and enjoy a deluxe meal at home.

food, where to order mouthwatering cheap burritos in every state

Louisiana: Birria & Barbacoa de Chivo Los Compadre’s

Baton Rouge
This hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint may be small, but reviewers say it’s clean and serves up tasty, authentic Mexican food. The chicken burrito and asada burritos get high marks from regulars.

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Maine: Guerrero Maya Mexican Restaurant

South Portland
Just because you’re in a state associated more closely with seafood than any other in the country doesn’t mean you can’t score a great burrito. In fact, at Guerrero Maya, you may want to indulge in a Burrito Maya of crab, shrimp, and chicken topped with a creamy mushroom sauce for $23, but you’ll be just as happy with a simple Deluxe with chicken, ground beef, or picadillo shredded beef for $14. You can also order take-out.

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Maryland: Mother’s Cantina

Ocean City
If you’re in this beach town — one of the best on the East Coast — and a burrito is calling your name, head to Mother’s Cantina, where organic, locally sourced ingredients pack freshness into every bite. You can definitely find cheaper individual burritos, but the Mother’s Burrito under $20 is hard to beat, considering the size and quality — and Yelp reviewers agree. Visit their website to order carry-out online or request delivery by Uber.

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Massachusetts: Chilacates Mexican Street Food

Although it’s served out a small restaurant and not a truck as the name implies, Chilacates Mexican Street Food delivers the authenticity you’d expect from a taco cart in East Los Angeles. There are too many burrito options to name, but you’ll almost certainly be satisfied with the fish or carne asada, which get high praise from reviewers. Head to the website to order take-out.

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Michigan: Burrito Mundo

Grosse Pointe Woods
From the fajita burrito and the maize burrito to the veggie mundo and the pinata, Burrito Mundo offers a unique variety of world-class burritos inside the $8 mark, with many under $7 and none topping $12. The build-your-own burrito starts at just over $7a . Order take-out on the restaurant’s website.

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Minnesota: Catrina’s Mexican Restaurant

Catarina’s Mexican Restaurant serves up a massive burrito for around $9 (and often less). The fish burritos are among the best items on the menu, but you can have nearly anything you like made to order. No matter what you choose, don’t expect to be able to finish it all. Order online for pick-up or get it delivered by UberEats.

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Mississippi: South Depot Taco Shop

Oxford The South Depot Taco Shop serves up not just burritos that locals flock to the square to sample, but burrito bowls and burrito combos. Fried tilapia, ground turkey, and marinated tofu are just a few of the base ingredients you can choose when building your own burrito, which you can do for $9. Get delivery through Fetcht, or order for pick-up.

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Missouri: Los Alamos Market y Cocina

Kansas City
Los Alamos Market Y Cocina has carved out a space as the go-to spot for cheap burritos that are as massive as they are unique. Go for the chile Colorado burrito or try the special breakfast burritos. You can also order for carry-out.

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Montana: El Vaquero Taqueria

El Vaquero Taqueria calls itself “authentic Mexican take out”  on its website but can also be summed up in the words of one Yelp reviewer who states, “deliciously messy. So much food packed in an $8 burrito, fresh, well done.”

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Nebraska: Super Taco

Lincoln “My life will never be the same after eating here.” Those were the words of just one of the five-star reviewers gushing over Super Taco. Another wrote “Green salsa burrito is so good! Wowza! You gotta get you some of this!!” If you’re looking for great burritos, what else needs to be said? Oh, they also do carry-out.

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Nevada: Tacos Huevos

Las Vegas
While Sin City doesn’t make one think of authentic Mexican food, Los Lupes has been dishing it up for 17 years. Fans rave about the $14 beef burritos, and this restaurant is just 7 minutes from the Strip, where a burrito is likely to cost a lot more. You can order take-out to eat in your hotel room or at home, too.

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New Hampshire: Dos Amigos Burritos

Out of the nearly 20 burritos listed on the Dos Amigos menu, just one tops the $11 mark — tacos start under $4. This Mexican joint is a favorite among locals who rave about the tacos and burritos alike. Unlike many dives with great burritos, the hip, trendy, brick-faced interior is an awesome place to dine with the family. Take-out and delivery are available, too.

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New Jersey: Taqueria Mi Mariachi

Jersey City If you’re looking to spend more than $7 on a burrito, stay away from Mi Mariachi  Taqueria. Every burrito on the menu is $9 or less. The portions are as big as the prices are low — many Yelp reviewers report going home with burritos they couldn’t finish. You can also order take-out or, with a $30 minimum, delivery.

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New Mexico: El Parasol

Santa Fe In a border state that has the word “Mexico” in its name, good burritos are a dime a dozen. But of all the options New Mexicans have, El Parasol in Santa Fe just might be the best of them all. Tiny, but neat and bright, El Parasol dishes out burritos that are bursting at the edges — and you’ll get it on the cheap. Try the breakfast burrito even if it’s not breakfast time. Call in your order to grab it at the restaurant’s pick-up window.

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New York: Taqueria Tlaxcalli

New York City Hard to pronounce but easy to love, Taqueria Tlaxcalli stands out even in a city with thousands of burrito joints. Located in the Bronx, the place serves fresh and flavorful burritos that let you know you got your money’s worth. Spicy sausage is the burrito it’s probably best known for, but the vegetarian option is also arguably the best in the borough — or maybe even the whole city. You can order take-out or delivery, too.

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North Carolina: Anita’s Mexican Grill

One reviewer said of Anita’s Mexican Grill that the Crazy Burrito “was honestly the largest burrito I’ve ever seen.” The Crazy Burrito is no doubt one of the strongest draws, but if you’re hungry, don’t be shy about ordering the burrito/enchilada combo. Call in to place an order for carry-out.

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North Dakota: Mango’s

The Super Burrito at Mango’s is a giant, but if you haven’t eaten in days — or if you’re part of a group that’s ready to dig in — try one of the double burrito options. Take your pick between the Burrito Special, Burrito Deluxe, and Burrito Verde if want to park and gorge for a few hours. Order it for take-out and save the leftovers.

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Ohio: Ohio City Burrito

This cute, colorful eatery has lots of options for your burrito — chicken, beef, cod, shrimp, pork, or vegetarian — and even lets you pick a “naked” burrito (in a bowl without the tortilla) or a whole wheat wrap. There’s even habanero, mango, and “grandma” salsas. The best part? Burritos are $10. Order carry-out or delivery for a small fee.

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Oklahoma: Taqueria Sanchez

Oklahoma City Oklahoma City is a surprisingly strong oasis for burrito lovers, and in the Corbin Hills section you’ll find one that towers tall above the rest — Taqueria Sanchez. The tacos are amazing, but even some of the restaurant’s biggest fans say the real lure is the huge, cheap, delicious burritos. Grab one to go from this O.C. taco truck.

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Oregon: Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine

Yelp gives Tehuana Oaxacan Cuisine a perfect five-star rating at around 190 reviews. Diners praise the generous “meat-to-other-stuff ratio” as well as the price. Mostly Portlanders flock to this taco truck for the predictably fresh and delicious fare, which they say leaves you satisfied with no “burrito bloat.”

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Pennsylvania: Cucina Zapata

Philly is one of America’s great restaurant cities, but the best food in town just might come from a truck. Covered in urban graffiti, the rolling kitchen that is Cucina Zapata was temporarily closed during the pandemic but now serves up favorites you can’t find anywhere else like the Cap’n Crunch tilapia burrito, which is delicious, filling and, of course, crunchy.

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Rhode Island: Tallulah’s Taqueria

Tallulah’s Taqueria is known mostly for its breakfast burritos, burrito bowls and fish burritos, but it’s definitely a something-for-everyone type of menu. The portions are big, the burritos are plump and the price is right. Try the carnitas burrito for a carnivore’s delight. They also have take-out.

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South Carolina: The Taco Spot

Just three of the burritos at The Taco Spot cost more than $9. For that amount, you can score a hefty blackened fish or pan-seared fish burrito. Ditto for roasted chicken, blackened chicken and seasoned ground beef. The “all-in” burrito tops out at $16 — and that contains literally everything you want that can fit in a tortilla. There’s a $25 minimum for delivery, but you can also get take-out.

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South Dakota: Giliberto’s

Sioux Falls
It’s true that some of the burritos at Giliberto’s come with double-digit price tags, but consider that one Yelp reviewer stated that they “could easily feed a family of four.” Another wrote, “I was looking for the largest burrito in Sioux Falls, and I believe I stumbled across it.” Yet another stated “this thing was almost a foot long!” Equally impressive is the selection of more than two dozen kinds of burritos. The restaurant offers delivery for a fee, and they do accept take-out orders.

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Tennessee: Baja Burrito

At Baja Burrito, the pineapple salsa might just be the greatest burrito additive in Tennessee, and, unlike so many other places that hit you with a surcharge, the queso there is free. Also unlike some places, you can customize any way you like. The place, according to one loyal local, “is an institution.” Just fax in an order using a handy print-out form on the restaurant website for take-out.

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Texas: Tacos y Burritos Metro Basilica # 2

San Antonio
Texas is better known for tacos than it is burritos, but there are plenty of places in the Lone Star State where you can satisfy your burrito craving. Tacos y Burritos Metro Basilica # 2 in San Antonio gets rave reviews from diners on Yelp and made The Daily Meal’s list of 50 best burritos in the U.S. The restaurant’s al pastor burrito gets thumbs up for the tender, flavorful pork, or try a more traditional filling like chitterlings (tripas) or beef tongue (lengua). Still hungry? Try the Mexico City-style tacos. Get take-out or place your order at the drive-thru window.

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Utah: Red Iguana 2

Salt Lake City Red Iguana has an entire menu section dedicated solely to gourmet burritos — but you won’t pay gourmet prices. Sold in pairs for take-out, options include two chile verde burritos, two carne asada burritos, two machaca burritos, and the list goes on and on and on.

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Vermont: Mad Taco

Mad Taco offers burritos in the traditional fashion, wet (baked in sauce) or served as a gargantuan family portion fit for four people. You can probably find cheaper burritos in Vermont, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value for your dollar in terms of taste, quality, and service. One reviewer raves about “the incredible collection of homemade sauces.” The restaurant doesn’t deliver, but you can pick up your order.

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Virginia: Burrito Perdido

Burrito Perdido serves up both burritos and chimichangas that are in the running for the best in Virginia. Located in the same structure as a gas station, the burritos it serves are paired with spicy verde and salsa that locals say are beyond any other in the region. Even the regular size burrito will be a challenge to eat for most. You can order take-out through the drive-in window (call first) or get delivery through GrubHub.

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Washington: Tacos Chukis

Tacos Chukis distinguishes itself by serving “baby burritos” for $5. The baby burritos come in all the flavors and meat selections you’d expect from the big boys, but by serving up small-fry versions, the restaurant gives customers the opportunity to try several different options all in one visit. You can place orders online for pick-up.

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West Virginia: Black Bear Burritos

Known for “burritos of all ethnic cuisines,” Black Bear Burritos is incredibly vegan/vegetarian friendly. Reviewers insist that the creamy guacamole is the best you’ll find not only in West Virginia, but anywhere on God’s avocado-green Earth. Take-out is available, or dine indoors.

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Wisconsin: Los Rivera’s Mexican Grill

The secret behind the magic at Los Rivera’s is family recipes — and that applies not only to its burritos, but to the menu at large as well as the cocktail list. Burrito palenque, burrito fajita, burrito vegetariano, and burrito ranchero are just a few of the options. Place an order online for either take-out or delivery.

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Wyoming: The R&B Breakfast Club

Burritos are also a breakfast food, and that fact is front and center at the R&B Breakfast Club, which proclaims itself “The Home of the Breakfast Burrito” and features an impressive selection that includes a German sausage version. Diners at the club will also find an equally impressive array of Elvis memorabilia, along with hefty traditional beef, bean, and pork burritos that start well under $13. On Wednesdays, there’s also a special with all-you-can-eat breakfast burritos. Call ahead for either pick-up or delivery.

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