Best Burrito in Boston

2014 Best Burrito

Anna’s Taqueria

Brookline

This was a winner in our 2014 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2014 winners…Read More

2013 Best Burrito

El Triunfo

Boston

Here’s the formula for a superlative burrito: unbelievably fresh meat and vegetables, a perfect ratio of fillings to tortilla, and jalapeños—lots of them. This two-seat Mexican joint gets it absolutely…Read More

2012 Best Burrito

Maria’s Taqueria

Boston

When it comes to building the perfect burrito, each component is critical to the outcome. This tiny hole-in-the-wall gets it. Cheese is melted directly onto the steaming-hot tortillas, the carnitas…Read More

2011 Best Burrito

El Pelón

Brighton

The Fenway area suffered greatly when this beloved taqueria was lost to fire twice in recent years. Thankfully, it reopened in Brighton, and the owners have promised a new Fenway…Read More

2009 Best Burrito

Cantina La Mexicana

Somerville

Surging past a field of (alas) generally bland contenders, the recently renamed Union Square taqueria packs its ‘burro’ with grilled veggies and savory charred pork, distributes those goodies evenly, and…Read More

2008 Best Burrito

Burritos Express

Boston

Forget La Verdad. Forget Anna’s. Forget that tiny café whosit in Eastie that the Chowhound faithful have anointed the Mexican-food messiah. The city’s burrito comes from a no-frills storefront in…Read More

2008 Best Burrito

Burritos Express

Boston

Forget La Verdad. Forget Anna’s. Forget that tiny café whosit in Eastie that the Chowhound faithful have anointed the Mexican-food messiah. The city’s best burrito comes from a no-frills storefront…Read More

2006 Best Burrito

Cantina La Mexicana

Somerville

Bostonians who bemoan the city’s dearth of real burritos have obviously never been to this Union Square standout. You won’t find assembly line stations here, just hardworking cooks who steam…Read More

2005 Best Burrito

Tacos Lupita

Somerville

Many local burritos suffer from soggy tortillas, poor cheese distribution, and subpar meats and vegetables. But Tacos Lupita near Porter Square serves its burritos literally bursting with lemon-marinated steak, pinto…Read More

2004 Best Burrito

El Pelón Taqueria

Boston

Pictures of Mexican wrestlers, Day of the Dead skeletons, and photos of Pancho Villa bolster the authenticity of this Mexican outpost in the Fenway. Unlike at other assembly-line burrito joints,…Read More

2003 Best Burrito

Anna’s Taqueria

Brookline

Anna’s doesn’t serve the biggest burritos in town, and purists might—might—argue that some of its ingredients (particularly the carnitas) trail those prepared by its competitors. But Anna’s burritos are, without…Read More

2002 Best Burrito

Anna’s Taqueria

Brookline

Henry Ford may have invented the assembly line, but Anna’s Taqueria has perfected it. The queue at any of its four locations is usually out the door but moves quickly,…Read More

2001 Best Burrito

Anna’s Taqueria

Brookline

The true test of a good burrito is: Will you travel for it? In Boston, burrito lovers have little choice. This is, after all, a city with a whole lot…Read More

1999 Best Burrito

Anna’s Taqueria

Brookline

Boston has no shortage of great burrito makers, but the beaner in Beantown remains Anna’s Super Burrito. Huge, healthy, and incredibly tasty, it’s a mighty quick-fix meal for just $3.50—well…Read More

1998 Best Burrito

Anna’s Taqueria

Brookline

Sick of hearing the yammering of burrito snobs putting down the local variety? Take them to Anna’s and shove one of these foil-wrapped fat boys in their mouths. Chances are,…Read More

1997 Best Burrito

Baja Betty’s

Brookline Village

Pardon the pun, but this was one of the most hotly contested categories this year. Happily for burrito lovers, the city has several delicious options; sadly, only one can become…Read More

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