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Best Burritos In Miami

December 9, 2012 1:00 PM

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Miami is host to unlimited Mexican-centric restaurants with abounding menu options. However, there is one dish few can turn down. Wrapped in a soft tortilla, jammed pack with flavorful meat, veggies, beans and rice, burritos are an overwhelming favorite among Mexican food. Get out of the Chipotle habit with these local Miami joints serving up quality burritos, always leaving you with plans for the next visit back.

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Cantina Fresh Mex Grill
14713 SW 42nd St
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 220-3173
www.cantinafreshmexgrill.homestead.com

Price: $5-$8
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri to Sat – 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Click here for a full menu.

How does a salsa bar sound? When at Miami’s Cantina Fresh Mex Grill, the salsa bar is a must-try. Fresh-made tortillas are combined with a slew of toppings ranging from jalapeños to pico de gallo. Then, top off each burrito with more than a handful of sauces from the salsa bar. If meat isn’t your thing, no worries. The fish or veggie burritos are just as flavorful. Whichever you choose, meat or not, the salsa choices make each burrito experience a totally unique one.

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El Toro Taco
1 S Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030
(305) 245-8182
facebook.com/El-Toro-Taco-Homestead

Price: $5-$10
Hours: Tue to Sun – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon – Closed

Take out your etiquette book, because you’ll need a fork and knife to handle “El Burrito.” Stuffed with your choice of barbocoa (shredded beef) chicken, ground beef or beef and beans, this is a 10-inch mammoth. The burrito is so large, each dish is served enchilada-style, so no hands needed here. A regular burrito is also available for $4.50, while the burrito dinner platter includes rice and refried beans for $8.75.

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Paquito’s Mexican Restaurant
16265 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33160
(305) 947-5027
www.paquitosmiami.com/index.asp

Price: $10-$15
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fri to Sat – 12 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Click here for a full menu.

A burrito will run you about $11 to $13, but it’s worth every morsel. Choose beef, chicken, chorizo, steak, shrimp or even crab meat to stuff into your burrito. Each is supplemented with refried beans, melted cheese and sour cream. If you’ve never tried a burrito with crab meat, now is your chance. At first thought, it might seem a bit too unique for your taste, however once you bite into this crab-rito, you will never turn back. The crab is slathered in butter but despite this evident flavor, seems fresh from the sea. Give it a try.

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Cancun Grill
15406 NW 77th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
(305) 826-8571
www.cancungrillmiamilakes.com

Price: $8-$12
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri to Sat – 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

There are probably hundreds of various Cancun Grills across Miami. However, the generic name doesn’t match the variety of burritos offered at this Miami Lakes’ location. The Cubana burrito includes pork carnitas topped with green tomatillo sauce, while the Carne De Barbacoa burrito is finished just right with ranchera sauce. You can even get your steak fix with the Churrasco burrito, complimented with poblano sauce. Just for good measure, all burritos come with rice, refried beans, Monterey jack cheese, sour cream and salsa. This is the perfect spot when eating with a group because everyone will find an option they like. No matter which burrito is ordered, you can rest assured that they will all come out piping hot and exceedingly tasty.

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Chilorio’s Very Mexican
130 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 444-5044
www.chilorios.com

Price: $6-$9
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun – Closed
Click here for a full menu.

Ever had a great Mexican burrito while taking in a concert or Florida Panthers game at the BankAtlantic Center? Then you probably ate at Chilorio’s Very Mexican. Its brand of casual, quick Mexican food expanded to two locations in the Coral Gables/South Miami area. The Pirata burrito features grilled marinated streak, cheese and avocado chunks, and it comes with whole black beans and non-fried chips. This burrito hits home with the slow-cooked, shredded chicken topped with Chilorio’s special sauce and sticky, white-lime rice. The combination of all ingredients makes for an entirely delightful dining experience.

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Anthony Cave is a freelance journalist based in North Miami Beach, Fla. He has written for The Miami Herald, Broward/Palm Beach New Times, CruiseCritic.com and he also interns at WLRN-Miami Herald News. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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