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The Best Burritos in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 23, 2015

burritos torontoThe best burritos in Toronto are packed to capacity and often too big to enjoy in just one sitting. Whether ordered with noodles or rice and beans, you'll find these burritos bursting with big flavours - not to mention meats, fish or fresh veggies, along with fixin's like daily-made salsas and guacamole.

Here are best burritos in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Late Night Burritos in Toronto
The Best Tacos in Toronto
The Best Fish Tacos in Toronto

Chino Locos

Chino Locos

Two locations are home to a menu of Chinese-Mexican fusion foods, like burritos packed with chow mein, edamame, or ginger relish. Menu staples include tender roasted pork and shredded chicken tinga, while daily features get creative with specials like the General Tso chicken burritos. More »

Bolet's Burrito

Bolet's Burrito

This specialist on Lower Sherbourne dishes out a stellar selection of overstuffed burritos filled with flavourful meats, seafoods and veggies ($5.25-$7.50). Packed tight with beans, rice, yams, fresh veggies and salsas, these hand held options are hearty and ultra-filling. More »

Wilbur Mexicana

Wilbur Mexicana

This King West taqueria is outfitted with a salsa and hot sauce bar, and it's got a cool atmosphere should you want to sit in, but it's also very efficient at putting out take-away orders. Try the Wilbur-ito ($9) packed with your choice of chicken, steak, and pork, along with rice, beans, cheddar and jack cheese, guac, pico de gallo, and lettuce. More »

Fat Bastard

Fat Bastard

Burritos come in three sizes - li'l, big, and huge - at this chain of burrito outlets. Selections include six classic varieties ($7.39 to $10.89) like ground beef and pulled pork, as well as nine specialty options like butter chicken and sweet chilli Thai chicken ($8.39 to $11.89). Noteworthy toppings here include noodles (instead of rice) and coleslaw. More »

Big Fat Burrito

Big Fat Burrito

Three locations sling burritos ($7-$12) stuffed with your choice of yams, chicken, steak, pulled pork, ground beef, or veggies. The breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs is a unique menu feature - and, mercifully, offered at any time of day. More »

Burrito Boyz

Burrito Boyz

This thriving chain of burrito purveyors boasts locations all across Southern Ontario, including over a dozen in the GTA. Enjoy any two fillings in your burrito ($5-$10.20) from choices like bean and cheese, veggie soy, chicken, steak, sweet potato, shrimp, or fried haddock or halibut customized with a rainbow of toppings. More »

The Golden Burrito

The Golden Burrito

Seventeen different types of burritos ($7-$12) are available from this North York spot including a globetrotting array of chicken seasonings (mango, buffalo and Caesar). As with Chino Locos and Fat Bastard, you choose a base of beans and rice, or noodles, while free toppings include sweet corn and guacamole. More »

Asada Mexican Grill

Asada Mexican Grill

Kind of like an independent, family-run version of Chipotle, this St. Clair eatery offers burritos ($8.95) stuffed with traditional Mexican fillings like carne or pollo asada, al pastor, chorizo and cochinita pibil, plus Baja-style fish or shrimp (add $3). More »

Burro Burrito

Burro Burrito

Two Toronto locations (did you know they have a Costa Rican location, too?) pack burritos ($9.80) with fillings like chorizo con papas (sausage and potato), chicken tinga, and spicy shrimp a la Diabla. Customize with white or whole wheat tortillas and a standard assortment of toppings. More »

Discussion

70 Comments

Al / March 23, 2015 at 12:56 pm
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How is Chipotle not on this list...?
Rob / March 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm
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There's a great place up at Yonge and Finch. It's not well known but the burritos they make are really good.
Foo / March 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm
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I was super-excited to try Chino Locos and found them to be disappointing. I think I wanted it to be more heavily Chinese and Mexican food flavours and less Taco Bell.

Maybe my love of noodles and burritos does not combine as well as would be expected.

Honestly, I think I'm just going to have a problem with any "gourmet burrito". Does not computer. It makes as much sense as a gourmet shawarma.
Stan / March 23, 2015 at 01:06 pm
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How does Chipotle not make this list?
userious? / March 23, 2015 at 01:28 pm
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lol @ the people who think Chipoltle is in the same league as these places. Next you'll be saying Taco Bell should be on the list as well.
David / March 23, 2015 at 01:35 pm
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Gotta say my local Burrito place is pretty darn good, But no question Burrito Boyz is tops.

http://innoutburrito.ca/
Peter / March 23, 2015 at 01:53 pm
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Really? No Chipotle?
Paul / March 23, 2015 at 02:06 pm
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Asking why Chipoltle isn't on this list is like asking why Starbucks isn't on the best coffee shop in Toronto list. Don't be stupid.
Adam / March 23, 2015 at 02:13 pm
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I always hear a lot of love for Chipotle, but I had them once and was definitely disappointed. The top two here are my top two although I'd switch the order.

For Chino Locos, I was somewhat disappointed the first time I tried them as well Foo, but that was mostly due to them being so overhyped. I tried them a second (and third, fourth etc.) time and it's like I like them more every time, maybe thats just me though.

slapthefat / March 23, 2015 at 02:25 pm
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Chinos Locos has never disappointed me.

In order:
- Jerk chicken burrito
- Fish burrito
- Vegetable burrito
- Chicken (Kung Pao/General Tso/Tinga, all of the above)

Great. Now I'm hot and sweaty thinking about them.
Paul replying to a comment from TORONTO / March 23, 2015 at 02:28 pm
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Huh? Not even close, there's so many Burrito places omitted. They're missing Mission for crying out loud!
James / March 23, 2015 at 02:38 pm
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I'm surprised Burrito Boyz made it and Bandidos didn't.
ladyburrito / March 23, 2015 at 02:42 pm
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How the heck is Chipotle not on this list? They deserve a spot for their commitment to humanely raised meat alone. Also, Burrito Boyz is GARBAGE.
Jeremy replying to a comment from slapthefat / March 23, 2015 at 02:44 pm
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Good call on the Jerk Chicken! For me it's between that or the Texas Shrimp Burrito.

Semaj / March 23, 2015 at 02:48 pm
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head a little ways out of Toronto to Whitby or Oshawa to get some Jimmy Guaco's. Best burritos around.
Brian / March 23, 2015 at 02:54 pm
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Where is burrito bandidos??? Are you kidding me?
piero / March 23, 2015 at 03:04 pm
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Castro's Nar in the beach pleasantly surprised me this past weekend with a delicious selection of vegetarian and vegan burritos. Better than Burrito Boyz and Chino Locos. And they have great beers and cask ales on tap and live music most nights. I'd go back just for the burrito.
piero / March 23, 2015 at 03:05 pm
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*bar
your mom / March 23, 2015 at 03:27 pm
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Mission Burrito is by far the best in the city and the closest thing to an authentic, California style burrito. Sadly, they have been making some changes to adapt to the more popular places in TO but still the best. Toronto is the only place, outside of Taco Bell, that grills the burritos after making them.
Boooooooorrito / March 23, 2015 at 03:40 pm
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"Chinese-Asian fusion" is not a thing. Did you mean Chinese-Mexican fusion? Or Asian-Mexican fusion? Is China no longer in Asia? Also this list sucks and is stupid. Chino Locos sucks and this list sucks and you suck for making this shitty list.
TJ416 / March 23, 2015 at 04:06 pm
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Bandito burritos is definitely one of the best places in Toronto to get a burrito.. I have chino locos in my Neighbourhood and can tell you right now it's not THE best, good but not #1
Tom / March 23, 2015 at 04:27 pm
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Chino Loco's is pretty shit, Not gonna lie.. Bad customer service, crappy burrito's that are nowhere near as filled with goodies then their competitors. Dunno how it made this list, Honestly been there twice both times were pretty hilarious.. Try asking for "extra tomatoes" and see what the two "owners" tell you..
Justin / March 23, 2015 at 04:32 pm
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Burrito Bandidos is better than Burrito Boyz, hands down. And anyone talking Chipotle... that is in the same league as mcdonalds or subway. Not even close to a real burrito joint. Gotta try some real burritos.
Bill / March 23, 2015 at 04:33 pm
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Chino loco's #1? please, that place is terrible. Tried the chow mein burrito and it was greasy and tiny. Not to mention their OG owners think they are king shit.
dave / March 23, 2015 at 04:40 pm
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I can't believe Chipotle didn't make the list!!!
PC / March 23, 2015 at 04:45 pm
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New York Subs & Burritos (formerly New York Subway) at 520 Queen Street West has always been my favourite burrito in Toronto.

They are gigantic, delicious and if you have a pact with the owner, hotter than hell.
No But / March 23, 2015 at 04:49 pm
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If Chipolte isn't a real burrito, then I don't want a real burrito. Have not tried the other places - but Chipolte has a standard of quality above that of Burrito Boyz or Mission.
what_wrong_with_these_people / March 23, 2015 at 04:53 pm
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Wow! I'm shocked to see so many people commenting that Chipoltle's, the McDonald's of the Burrito world, should be on a list of the best burrito places in the city. It's slightly above Taco Bell! You people need to go out and explore your city instead of sticking to safe and bland chain restaurants.
3 cents / March 23, 2015 at 04:57 pm
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Hate to say but Chino Loco is garbage and the people complaining about chipotle not being on here clueless. Definitely support 2 4 5 6. all great choices. don't know the others but dying to try 3.
3 cents replying to a comment from 3 cents / March 23, 2015 at 04:58 pm
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Also really shocked taco el asador.
Jen / March 23, 2015 at 04:59 pm
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I really love Big Fat Burrito. Easily my favourite. The yam burritos are awesome but my particular favourite is pulled pork with sweet potato - i used to work right by the one on Dundas and would go at least once a week.

Though, i had forgotten about Mission Burrito. Also really good.
Rian replying to a comment from Rob / March 23, 2015 at 05:51 pm
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I think you mean Bar Burrito? If so, I'll have to check that out sometime.

I always thought the de facto best burrito was Burrito Boyz...seems I have to get out there and try some more!
sam / March 23, 2015 at 06:04 pm
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Asada is the sleeper on this list but deserves to be at the top. Everything is home made and prepared fresh. The meats are second to none, and the chefs will come out of the kitchen to recommend the perfect sauce to accompany each one.
moi / March 23, 2015 at 07:42 pm
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Asada and Z-teca all the way. Oh. And Big Fat too!!!
chaka / March 23, 2015 at 07:45 pm
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Chipotle doesnt even grill their burritos. Would be much better if they did. Still, it doesnt even have any flavour to it. A properly seasoned meat doesnt rely on adding extra sauces to it to give flavour.
Starry / March 23, 2015 at 07:49 pm
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Those saying "Chipotle is the McDonalds of the burrito world" are seriously misinformed. There is nothing similar between the two other than they are chains. I've ate at almost every place on this list and Chipotle is just as good, if not better than some of those. The quality of meat and ingredients they use are superior to most these places, they don't charge for extra fillings (except extra meat/guac) where some of these other places have asked me to pay extra for a little more rice and beans.
Starry / March 23, 2015 at 08:35 pm
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So apparently, if someone doesn't agree with this list, their opinion gets deleted? Nice job BlogTO.
bumbaclaat replying to a comment from Al / March 23, 2015 at 09:52 pm
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Because its a crappy chain that puts too much rice in the burrito.
bumbaclaat replying to a comment from Al / March 23, 2015 at 09:53 pm
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Because its a crappy chain that puts too much rice in the burrito.
carol replying to a comment from Rian / March 23, 2015 at 10:51 pm
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No Rian, there is also a place just north of Finch on Yonge , I think it's called Burrito Place. I've wanted to try but just never have. I am by Bar Burrito,, it's not the best but honestly I like it better than Burrito Boyz. I still do want to try the place up near Finch though. (keep in mind, I like plain beans and cheese burrito's so I can't really say anything about the meat or fish ones)
Chipotle / March 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm
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Seems as though irony is lost on some people.
:-/
burrito / March 23, 2015 at 11:14 pm
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Don't really understand why people are complaining why Mission isn't on this list. I live right at the Grange food court and I've had it a couple times and its really average. I wouldn't go out of my way at all to go there. Chipotle is good and I feel it deserves a spot on this list but obviously there are a lot better options. Burrito Boyz and Bandidos should be tied cause they're essentially the same thing. Chinos Locos is alright but the last time I got it from Broadview location, it was pretty bad and not nearly as good at Boyz. I want to try Bolet's now cause it looks good.
Churchy LaFemme / March 24, 2015 at 08:59 am
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I really like Freshwest Grill. I think it's mostly in the PATH, though.
SteveM / March 24, 2015 at 09:53 am
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Chipotle is decent but overrated.
Joey / March 24, 2015 at 10:23 am
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We visited one of the Chinos Locos locations and all 3 of us were treated very poorly. We did enjoy the burrito, but the service by one of the men that was training a young woman was just terrible, and THAT left a bad taste in our mouths -- enough to not want to return. For some reason, he was all hung up on us ordering as soon as we walked through the door. There was no crowd so we couldn't understand what the rush was for. In fact it was empty for the longest time.
Rick / March 24, 2015 at 10:45 am
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I'm gonna say it; MUCHO BURRITO
I've been to 1/2 of the places here, and yeah, they offer good burritos and other shit, but I somehow consistently end up going to Mucho Burrito. The Toppings are exactly the same, and I've found the quality to be excellent... This is a good example of a "chain" the makes a great product and keeps quality very high.

Don't know why there are all these arguments about which burrito is better they're all pretty much the same, like falafel or Shawarma. LOL

aaaa replying to a comment from Al / March 24, 2015 at 11:39 am
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^idiot spotted
That guy / March 24, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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Gourmet Gringos holmes.
Repetitive Guy / March 24, 2015 at 12:23 pm
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I can't believe you left out Chipotle!!!
Ryan / March 24, 2015 at 12:42 pm
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Burrito Boyz has never not given me a #chub.
junctionLover / March 24, 2015 at 05:05 pm
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LA Revolucion in the Junction - Owned by Mexicans, cooked by mexicans = authentic mexican. Their burrito is the tops for sure. I eat burritos whenever I can and this place has me going back all the time. Give it a try - Its called the Junction Burrito and its $10. . . They got conductors ale as well!

The rest get in line. Especially the chains (blogto you are better than this).
Merricat / March 24, 2015 at 05:41 pm
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Burrito Banditos!!
okay there replying to a comment from junctionLover / March 24, 2015 at 09:18 pm
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Except burritos aren't authentic mexican food so this is all irrelevant...
junctionlover replying to a comment from okay there / March 25, 2015 at 11:24 am
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The pereption is .... its like saying pasta wasnt invented by Italians but people associate it with Italians. Burritos are much the same.
Matt / March 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm
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I've been going to Bolets since it opened and it's nice to see it's getting respect. It's just gotten busier and busier over the years.

Now that I don't work in that area anymore, I try to make excuses just to fill up my free burrito card.

Not only are the Burritos huge and delicious, the staff are super nice.


Anybody who is balking at this list, stop talking and go put Bolets in your mouth.

The Colon / March 26, 2015 at 12:02 pm
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What? No Chipotle?
Morgan / March 26, 2015 at 02:14 pm
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I went to golden burrito last night after a long day at work, and let me tell you how disappointed I was. First of all, the cashier was also the cook, meaning she handled the dirty cash and the burritos (without gloves may I add). Second, the prices were reasonable but the portion sizes weren't. I felt like I had skinny taquitos instead of thick full burritos. Overall the atmosphere was bleh, the decor was bleh, would I eat here again? Probably not
Chip O'Lay / March 26, 2015 at 07:28 pm
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First off, BlogTO, I'm saddened and shocked that my own preferences weren't not recognized in your list. Second, you've listed some places that I don't feel merit the rated that they've been accorded here. Third, I can't believe that other people don't share my opinion, but I don't completely blame you for that--although you did invite them to leave comments so you're not getting off scot-free. And finally four . . . no Chipotle, really? I'm beyond words.
Rose / March 27, 2015 at 03:17 pm
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The hubs and I went to the Chino Locos at Broadview and Gerrard, and we found that the burritos were lacking a lot of flavour. Not only that, it took them 20 minutes to make 2 burritos, and we were the only people in the place! Maybe it was a fluke, and maybe it's better at other locations, but I wouldn't go to that location again.
ryan / March 27, 2015 at 10:43 pm
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BURRITO BANDIDOS
Ed / March 29, 2015 at 08:26 pm
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Old Wifey Battle Axe and I went to the Chino Locos at Broadview and Gerrard, and we found that the burritos were lacking a lot of flavour. Not only that, it took them 20 minutes to make 2 burritos, and we were the only people in the place! Maybe it was a fluke, and maybe it's better at other locations, but I wouldn't go to that location again.
Conroy replying to a comment from Chip O'Lay / March 29, 2015 at 08:27 pm
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Hey Chip O Lay these lists are created by us the users of the site NOT blog to. We voted for the best burritos and this is how they ranked.
Lola / March 30, 2015 at 12:28 pm
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I have tried Chino Locos, both locations. Tasteless. Cannot understand the hype. Grillies on the Danforth has pretty tasty burritos.
Bods replying to a comment from James / March 30, 2015 at 01:12 pm
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My thoughts exactly!
Bods replying to a comment from Justin / March 30, 2015 at 01:16 pm
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Yeah this really had me scratching my head. Bandidos is much, much better. Perhaps this is a marketing agreement between blog t.o and burrito boyz.
Raymond / April 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm
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BlogTO what are you doing? You can't send a person who clearly has no tongue to review food places! That Burrito Boyz even MAKES this list is hilarious, and it's ranked better than Burro AND Burrito Bandito doesn't even make it?

Is this an April fools joke?
LAR DASS / April 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm
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I can't take this list seriously, knowing that El Asador @ Christie & Bloor is not on it. I see lots of hipster fusion burrito places on this list, but not a whole lot of authenticity.
Hibabi / April 5, 2015 at 01:07 pm
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How can you have a list of Toronto burrito's and not have El Asador on it? It's like having a list for 24 hour drive-thru's and not mentioning McD's or Timmies
Mission No Good / April 18, 2015 at 09:12 am
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Glad Mission not on the list. That place has no respect for their customers. They don't have a standard quality of food and it varies day to day. I stopped going last year when during lunch the place was open but there was no one there for the half hour I sat there eating a meal purchased elsewhere.
okay there replying to a comment from junctionlover / April 19, 2015 at 04:05 am
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except Italians know pasta exists.... most Mexicans in Mexico don't even know what burritos are

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