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The Best Burritos In Miami

May we all be as warm inside as these gorgeous burritos.
A burrito cut in half on a white plate.

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It’s not as easy as it should be to find a great burrito in Miami. But just because we don’t have the burrito options of cities like LA or San Francisco doesn’t mean you should fill a punching bag with flour tortillas and kick it until your shins bruise. Researching this guide showed us that there are California-style burritos, breakfast burritos, and massive late-night burritos from Homestead to Wynwood. So rather than mope over the burritos we don’t have, go appreciate the ones we’ve got. And ask for extra guacamole on the side.   

THE BURRITOS

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Mexican

Wynwood

$$$$Perfect For:Late Night Eats
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If what you want is a burrito so big you need to call a friend to help you lift it to your mouth, this food truck parked on the outskirts of Wynwood can help. The crisped flour tortilla is stuffed with onions, cilantro, beans, rice, a reservoir of sour cream, radish, lime, salsa, and your choice of seven different proteins. We love Chito’s tripa, which comes in crispy little chunks that crackle when you bite into them. Chito’s is also open pretty late, which also happens to be when we crave a burrito the size of a capybara.

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$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight Dinner

This burrito vendor is located in The Citadel right next to its sister concept, United States Burger Service, which explains why you can find a smashburger burrito here. Still, we like their more straightforward burrito options better, including carnitas, carne asada, pollo asado, al pastor, and a breakfast burrito with eggs, hash browns, bacon, and cheese. The housemade tortillas have the strength to hold together a one-pound hunk while staying tender and chewy, probably thanks to generous amounts of pork fat. If they only sold those tortillas, we'd tell you to come with an empty suitcase.

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Our favorite taco spot in the county also has excellent burritos. They’re incredibly heavy and packed with so much meat, you could use it to do bicep curls. Plus, you can choose from rare burrito options like lengua or tripe. We like the massive asada burrito that comes with melted cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and not too much rice. There’s so much steak in this that you could use all the meat that falls out to make yourself a smaller burrito. La Pasadita also has a drive-thru. But we do recommend pulling over—this burrito demands your full attention and two hands. 

There's a lot of hype behind the tacos at Uptown 66. They’re fine. But the best thing on the menu is the steak burrito. The outdoor MiMo spot stuffs it with cheese, chipotle crema, pico, guacamole, tater tots, and charred chunks of steak. This is the best thing you can eat after midnight in the neighborhood, so keep it in mind for a late-night meal. Our only issue with it is that we swear it’s gotten smaller over the last year. We can’t prove this, but at least it’s still really good.

Anyone who’s found themselves complaining about Miami’s lack of California-style burritos (us, on more than one occasion) should hunt down this pop-up. Luckily, Adrian’s is quite active on Instagram, so they’re easy to find. On Sundays, they set up in front of Imperial Moto Café from about 10am to 2pm, serving the excellent breakfast burrito Miami has been missing, as well as something they call a “brunchwrap supreme,” which is basically an extra crunchy version of their breakfast burritos. It’s a fantastic hangover option, and you can expect your breakfast burrito to be stuffed with monterey jack, tater tots, steak, eggs, and salsa.

The Taco Stand is one of Wynwood's only walk-in-friendly spots where you can get a filling meal for under $15. And their California burrito is not only a preposterous $9.89—it's also really good. All the standards inside (steak, guacamole, salsa, sour cream) are solid. But its greatest strength is the french fries packed inside. That's why it's our go-to order, but the carne asada, al pastor, and mahi mahi burritos are also some of the best decisions you can make in Wynwood—or Little Havana, where they just opened a new location.  

The burritos at A-Mari-Mix are so large, you just can’t fight the urge to compare it to the last baby you met. The biggest and most exciting one is the smothered burrito. It comes soaked in salsa roja and salsa verde that adds a tangy freshness to this pleasantly dense monstrosity. There’s a lot going on inside (and outside) this burrito, but somehow no ingredient—from the crema to the refried beans—gets lost. They mesh beautifully like a nice tie-dye shirt. Take deep breaths once you’re finished and proceed to order the excellent horchata soft serve dusted with cinnamon sugar.   

Here's another burrito you should eat with a fork and knife. Casita Tejas is a Tex-Mex restaurant in Homestead that has two excellent wet burritos to choose from. We like the Texas chipotle burrito. It normally comes with chicken, but order it with steak—it gets along better with the spicy red sauce, sweet onions, and Mexican rice inside. Then there’s the burrito norteño—practically the same thing as the chipotle burrito, but covered in a cheesy salsa suiza and melted monterey jack.

If you’ve ever had the really strong and specific urge to wrap an entire Cuban dish in a warm flour tortilla, you’re (apparently) not the only one. The vaca frita burrito from Caja Caliente is just that—a ridiculous amount of crispy vaca frita, maduros, and congri melded together with mozzarella cheese inside a tortilla. It’s a sweet, salty, and meaty burrito that comes with spicy aioli and a side of mariquitas. It’s also massive, which makes it the perfect burrito if you’re looking for something to cure a Sunday morning hangover or anchor a small boat. 

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