April 1 (that's tomorrow) just happens to be National Burrito Day.
So we've rounded up 11 great options from area restaurants across the city for you to enjoy. Some have been around for quite some time, others are newer to the scene. But all of them offer their own unique take on the ubiquitous burrito.
Whether you choose to order your National Burrito Day meal from one of these restaurants (or another of your favorites), know that your order is making a difference for someone else.
Remember: Be safe. Be kind. And tip generously.
816 S. 5th St., (414) 672-3755
At Botanas, you can order their Super Burrito with beans, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes plus your choice of chicken, beef, chunky beef or ground beef. That comes with sour cream and guacamole for $11.95.
714 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 210-5381
18895 W. Capitol Dr., (262) 202-8678
At Brunch, you can indulge in their hangover burrito which is filled with honey bacon, French toast bites, scrambled eggs, maple syrup, Sriracha and comes with a side of waffle fries ($12).
3. Cafe Corazon
3129 N Bremen St., (414) 810-3941
2394 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 544-2774
6300 W. Mequon Rd., (262) 643-4256
You can’t go wrong with the wet burrito, which starts with Corazón’s signature burrito (with a choice of meat or beans) smothered in red enchilada sauce, melted Cheddar Jack cheese, and lime cilantro crema.
4. Chilango Express
7030 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis
The element of choice is key at Chilango Express where you can build your own burrito with a wide variety of meat and vegetable toppings. Even better, a burrito plate (with rice and beans) will only set you back by $11.
2317 S. Howell Ave.,
Guanajuato offers a variety of burrito styles including wet burritos topped with verde, ranchero or spicy red sauce. Meat-based fillings include chicken, steak, pork, ground beef or shredded beef. View the full burrito menu here.
6. Jalapeno Loco
5067 S Howell Ave.
At Jalapeno Loco, you can order up their burrito dinner for $13.75. Burrito comes filled with your choice of ground beef, chunky beef, pork, or shredded chicken in salsa. Served with rice and beans.
7. Lazo's Taco Shack
641 N. James Lovell St.
At Lazo’s, you can get a hefty burrito filled with your choice of meats (al pastor, carne asada, carnitas, chicken, ground beef or tinga), plus lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and tomato served alongside Mexican rice and beans for $11.99.
8. Los Paisa Restaurant & Bar
600 W. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside
Order their signature burrito featuring beans and your choice of steak, chicken, beef, chile verde or carnitas rolled in a flour tortilla and smothered with ranchero sauce and melted cheese. It comes with sour cream, tomato and guacamole for $11.
9. Mara's Grill
3441 N 84th St.
At Mara’s, there are numerous choices, but their Mexican burrito filled with tender shredded chicken, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and cheese is a good bet anytime.
10. Pineapple Cafe & Mexican Grill
7864 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek
(414) 304-5756 or (414) 304-8540
At Pineapple Cafe, you can pick up burritos filled with your choice of ground beef, barbacoa, chicken, pork, vegetable, or carnitas, plus rice, beans (black, pinto or refried), lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. That’s topped with your choice of salsa (verde, roja, suiza or mole), $11.99 (+$1 for steak).
11. The Spanish Traveler
2104 W. Silvernail Rd., Pewaukee
At The Spanish Traveler (formerly Taco Amigo), their popular Grande burrito is stuffed with your choice of meat (al pastor, grilled chicken, shredded chicken, shredded beef, ground beef, carnitas, steak or chorizo) and bathed in your choice of sauce (jalapeno-crema, guajillo, verde or mole), plus cheese and sour cream ($11.42).
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