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Where To Get Denver’s Best Breakfast Burritos

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.

1

Araujos

2900 W 26th Ave
MAP

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.

2

Chickee's Lil Kitchen

4340 Zuni St
MAP

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.

3

Burrito Giant

4501 W 38th Ave
MAP

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.

4

Los Mesones Taqueria

3643 W Colfax Ave
MAP

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.

5

Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St
MAP

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.

6

Jack N Grill

2524 Federal Blvd
MAP

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.

7

Bubba Chinos

6400 W 20th Ave
MAP

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.

8

Mona's Restaurant

2364 15th St
MAP

Mona's has a ton of great breakfast options, but we always order a burrito, even if it's just to share with the table. Fresh ingredients, and big... and it pairs perfectly with a red beer. Add avocado, too.

9

Tamale Kitchen

8176 S Wadsworth Blvd
MAP

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.

10

Tamales by La Casita

3545 Tejon St
MAP

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.

11
MAP

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.

12

Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

2505 Federal Blvd
MAP

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

13

Big City Burrito - Westminster

13648 Orchard Pkwy
MAP

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.

14

Sam's No. 3

1500 Curtis St
MAP

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.

15

La Fuente

3023 W 44th Ave
MAP

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.

16

Chubby's

1231 W 38th Ave
MAP

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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