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Where To Get Denver’s Best Breakfast Burritos

No one rolls a fatty like the Mile-High City. Check out our burrito guide, then pass to the right...


NYC has bagels, Philly has cheesesteaks, and Boston has a bunch of assh*les. Every place has their "thing," and for us? Well, let's just say no one can roll a fatty like the Mile-High City, especially in the morning. Wake up to what Denver does best - the almighty breakfast burrito. Check out our guide, and then pass to the right.



$$$$ 2900 W 26th Ave

The best hand-held breakfast burrito you can get around here for less than $2. Araujos opens early and rotates chorizo, bacon, and sausage options for your pleasure. Be ready to wait for a bit, and buy plenty extra for the freezer.


Chickee's Lil Kitchen

$$$$ 4340 Zuni St

Disguised more as a cajun takeout joint than breakfast spot, Chickee's flies under the radar on the burrito front. Don't be fooled, their burritos are nuts. The green chili here is great, but it's a little on the runny side. Ask for it inside your burrito rather than smothered if you're grabbing to-go.


Burrito Giant

$$$$ 4501 W 38th Ave

Part Mexican restaurant, part tortilla factory with some weightlifting equipment for sale - and we think they also offer an occasional pottery class. The only thing you need to worry about, though, is how spicy you want your burrito. We like all the spicy.


Los Mesones Taqueria

$$$$ 3643 W Colfax Ave

If you find yourself doing the walk of shame down West Colfax some Saturday morning, we won't judge you. But just in case your mom is out and about, duck into Los Mesones for an authentic burrito that might be too spicy for some gringos.


Illegal Pete's

$$$$ 1530 16th St

Pete, you glorious son of a b*tch. Aside from Chipotle, this is probably the most well-known burrito place in Denver, and for good reason. You don't need us to tell you what's up here. Just go.


Jack N Grill

$$$$ 2524 Federal Blvd

The spot best known for a gut-busting burrito challenge that's as delicious as it is ridiculous. You'll never finish it. Seriously, you'll never finish it.


Bubba Chinos

$$$$ 6400 W 20th Ave

We used to refer to this place as a Chubby's wannabe. And, in most ways it's pretty much the same place. Usually with a shorter wait.


Tamale Kitchen

$$$$ 8176 S Wadsworth Blvd

Don't let the name fool you, these folks do more than just tamales. They have at least three stores in the Metro Area but we often frequent the one near Sloans Lake. Often after we are told Rupurt's has a two-hour wait.


Tamales by La Casita

$$$$ 3545 Tejon St

A hidden spot we don't want anyone else to find, but since we love you guys, here you go. La Casita is one of our favorite Mexican stops period, and their breakfast burritos are a big reason why.




Rupert's has a nice, meaty burrito (pork comes standard), but we'll be damned if their veggie version isn't pretty delicious, too. Go try both.


Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

$$$$ 2505 Federal Blvd

There's no better breakfast burrito drive-thru than Santiago's. We go with half-and-half on the heat level. You should too.


Big City Burrito - Westminster

$$$$ 13648 Orchard Pkwy

Heading North and need a giant burrito fix? Stop here. Seriously though - stop and eat in the restaurant. You don't want to attempt to eat this thing in your car. It'll be a mess, and not in a good way.


Sam's No. 3

$$$$ 1500 Curtis St

No surprises here. A classic, decent-sized burrito ready for your face. Definitely well-known, and definitely a local favorite. Sam's never lets us down, but expect a decent wait on weekends.


La Fuente

$$$$ 3023 W 44th Ave

Best variety in Denver. They have around 10-12 different ways to build your burrito, and they're all really good. Get green chili inside and out.



$$$$ 1231 W 38th Ave

We're pretty sure Chubby's has been in Denver longer than Denver has been named Denver. It's actually possible they invented the smothered breakfast burrito. At least that's what you can tell your friends from Boston. Remind them that the Broncos won the Super Bowl, too.

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