The Best Burritos in Toronto
The best burritos in Toronto are often too big for one sitting, but still manage to taste great if the remnants are saved for the following day. While novice burrito-eaters might be easily awed by girth of some of the city's sub-par burritos, the experienced carnita connoisseur knows it all comes down to the ingredients.
Daily-made salsas, guacamole, and other sauces are best, along with perfectly seasoned meats and fish, fresh veggies, beans, cheese, and more. Whether you take yours with noodles or rice, grilled or Mission-style, the burritos on this list have earned their spot for a reason (just beware the hot sauce — it may provoke groan-inducing puns).
Here is the list of the best burritos in Toronto.
Its chow mein noodles will change your life, or, at the very least, your burrito-eating preferences. Chino Locos is known for its fusion of Asian and Mexican ingredients, making magic in the form of General Tao chicken burritos and basa fish and edamame. You might have to wait a little longer than your average burrito joint, but Chino’s house-made hot sauce makes up for your idle time. With two locations, one in Leslieville and the other near Church and Wellesley. More »
Simply huge burritos. The aptly named Fat Bastard Burrito stuffs each burrito with all your standard fixin’s, not the least of which include its delicious bastard sauce and the option of either rice or noodles. Pulled pork and shrimp are certainly Fat Bastard winners, and the steak could probably serve as meal for two. This mini-chain is quickly expanding with locations in Etobicoke and near Queen and Dovercourt with a Liberty Village outpost currently under construction. More »
Another spot that wraps them big and lets you choose your pick of hot sauce. A Kensington stronghold that has expanded to the Annex inside Lee's Palace and near Bay and Dundas, Big Fat has created burrito bliss by incorporating yam into its juicy offerings. And compared to many others, Big Fat Burrito offers pretty good bang for your buck. More »
Burrito Boyz is a city veteran with shops from Etobicoke to Long branch and beyond. Most downtown dwellers, however, know it as a great spot to pick up a late night chicken burrito on their way out of the Entertainment District. The ingredients here are consistently fresh, and the Boyz have perfected the ideal outer grill. Those in the know call ahead to avoid the inevitable Saturday night line. More »
It’s not much to look at, but Bolet’s Burrito on lower Sherbourne certainly knows what to do when it comes to shredded pork. This mom and pop joint also offers a little taste of the Philippines with the occasional adobo burrito, though the standard chicken is always a solid order. These babies are huge (don’t let the “small” fool you) and fairly well priced. More »
Burrito Banditos became an independent offshoot back when Ian Angus broke off from Burrito Boyz, and it has since been making some of the best homemade guac around. These burritos come nicely packed (always helpful when tackling a burrito on the go) and with the option to mix and match fillings, though Burrito Banditos loyalists know halibut is the way to go. A new location is opening soon at Queen and Coxwell. More »
Enormous burritos and space to sit down (well, at the College location, at least). You can get Burro Burrito’s homemade horchata at both its Little Italy and Richmond and Spadina shops, with refried beans to rival the best of them and a solidly tasty breaded tilapia burrito. Burro staff also have a reputation of being some of the friendliest of the bunch. More »
For those who like it soft, Mission Burrito distinguishes itself from the lot by steaming rather than grilling its wraps. That lauded Mission burrito style maintains the softness of the tortilla while keeping all the meat and toppings in check. Ingredients are noticeably fresh, and delicious guacamole makes up for the Grange food court atmosphere. More »