11 Spots to Get a Great Burrito in San Diego

What’s your favorite burrito in SD?

April 4, 2019

We are blessed with some of the greatest Mexican food around here in San Diego, so nevermind the fact that it’s National Burrito Day today (April 4th), we celebrate a great burrito whenever!

Here’s some of our favorite spots to grab a burrito in San Diego, in no particular order, but we certainly haven’t tried EVERY burrito in town, so tell us your faves that we need to try!

Lucha Libre
Mission Hills, North Park, Carlsbad (and Petco Park!)

Really, what more could you ask for? Brightly pink walls, donned with lucha libre wrestling memorabilia and there’s always a luchador movie playing. Oh, and did we mention the burritos are EPIC?! Pro tip: call ahead to reserve the champions booth if you’re going to dine-in.

The Surfin’ California Burrito. It’s what you should have in your hands right now instead of your phone. Just sayin... phones don’t taste as good. Trust us. #luchalibretacoshop #burritos #burrito #tacos #taco #sandiego #missionhills #northpark #carlsbad #surfincaliforniaburrito

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Sayulitas Mexican Food
Mira Mesa

Specialty burritos galore! Spam burritos, gyros burritos, bacon wrapped burritos… but our personal favorite is the HOT. CHEETO. BURRITO.

It’s #NationalBurritoDay! --Relive @jaysonprim & @actjack159 food crush adventure to @sayulitasmexicanfood in Mira Mesa at alt949radio.com. Where is your favorite #Burrito spot in #SanDiego? #alt949radio @danaandjaysontalk

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Nico’s Mexican Food
Ocean Beach

Ranked as the #1 best California burrito in San Diego by Thrillist and the #2 best burrito in the country by The Daily Meal, and a long time staple for local surfers. Don’t forget to bring cash.

On the official Mexican Food of San Diego tour hosted by @stephouse

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Roberto’s Mexican Food
Del Mar, Encinitas, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Camp Pendleton, and more

Without a good tortilla, what even is a burrito? Roberto’s was founded in 1964 when Roberto and his wife decided at the urging of customers to make their own burritos from the tortillas produced at their tortilla factory. Their family still runs the restaurants, and they stick to the basics that they do well.


Lolita’s Mexican Food
Chula Vista, Bonita, Kearny Mesa, Downtown, and Eastlake

A staple of Chula Vista since 1984, now with 6 locations and they make a mean California burrito, but we won’t fault you if you go for their carne asada fries.

@Surfline is claiming fair to good conditions with occasional head high sets... but there is always a Tsunami waiting for you here at Lolita's. Conditions: always epic! Tag your beach bros and gals -------- . . . #TsunamiBurrito #lolitasmexicanfood #surfsup #shaka #sdfoodie

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Don Carlos Taco Shop
La Jolla

If you like a good wet burrito, this is your spot. You can get any of their burritos “wet”, topped with their enchilada sauce.

Mouth watering Mondays!! -- Who’s ready to treat themselves to a nice meal? It’s starting to get sunny again, the rain is finally gone and we’re ready to see some smiling faces in the shop! -- Enjoy your day! @eataburrito #burrito #enchiladas #wetburrito #socal #lajolla #sandiego #food

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El Zarape
University Heights

So many choices! If you like seafood, they’ve got the basic fish and shrimp burritos, but you can also get scallop, calamari, or lobster burritos. They’ve also a lot of choices for vegetarians!

-- or --? Decisions, decisions this #TacoTuesday. Which one are you picking? -- #UniversityHeightsSD (Cheers, @courtneyeats!)

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Colima’s Mexican Food
North Park

There are a lot of choices here, but you can’t go wrong with their Surf & Turf burrito.

Skipped the fish tacos and went straight for the goods-- • • • • • • • • #california #vsco #vscocam #sf #mexicanmemes #california #tequila #love #instagood #rad #iphone #picoftheday #flare #love #desert #eastside #crazy #best #northpoint #yinandyang #dope #eater #eeeats #mist #dope #superburrito #guac #crema #sandiego #firsttime #lengua

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JV’s Mexican Food

You won’t leave hungry from the self-proclaimed Home of the Surf & Turf – which comes with shrimp, carne asada, rice, guac, and it’s DOUBLE WRAPPED with 2 tortillas. Not feeling surf & turf? They’ve got options for everyone. The Mariachi burrito is a beans/rice/cheese burrito with jalapeno poppers. Yes please.

@yinxyang #surfnturf #jvsmexfood best in San Diego #jvsmexfood #yelpsandiego #sandiego #mexicanfood #burritos #tacos #surfnturf #youstayhungrysd #bestofsandiego #travelchannel #california #eatsandiego #burritobible #forkyeah #burritos #buzzfeast #tastingsandiego

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Taco Surf Taco Shop
Pacific Beach

Long time staple of PB, right by the beach. Great California burritos, Surf & Turf burritos, or build your own custom burrito.

If the California Burrito is in a surf shop by the beach, it’s gotta be good right? ------‍♂️ @tacosurfpb

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Ortiz’s Taco Shop
Point Loma

Another great no-frills taco shop that makes a great California burrito.