Where to Get Boston’s Best Breakfast Burritos

By Eric Twardzik
Villa Mexico Cafe

Breakfast. Burrito. When these words come together, magic happens. Thankfully, many of our favorite breakfast burrito purveyors have made their tortilla-wrapped wonders available for takeout or delivery. Whether you’re craving chorizo or bacon, read on for the full list.

Credit: Brian Samuels Photography

Local Mexican street food chain Chilacates offers a Burrito Ranchero as part of their brunch menu. Wrapped up within its toasty tortilla are rice, beans, scrambled eggs, spicy salsa ranchera, and melty cheese. You have the option to add avocado (we always do), and your choice of steak, bacon, or chorizo (we can’t resist the chorizo). Available for takeout.

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East Boston favorite Angela’s Cafe, with locations in Orient Heights and Eagle Hill, stuffs its Breakfast Burrito with scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, avocado, sour cream, and mozzarella. House-made fries come on the side. Note to late risers: Angela’s serves its full breakfast menu until 3 p.m., giving you plenty of time for the most important burrito of the day. Angela’s is now open for dine-in, takeout, or delivery.

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Rice, beans, lettuce, sour scream, soft scrambled eggs, and your choice of ham or chorizo: Like much of the fare at this East Boston gem, Taqueria Jalisco’s Breakfast Burrito isn’t reinventing the category but delivering a highly satisfying (and inexpensive) fix for what you crave. Consider spicing it up with the little taqueria’s trio of house-made spices. Taqueria Jalisco is open for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

The Breakfast Burrito served daily at Bay Village sandwich shop Mike & Patty’s is technically from Sies Pies, a burrito pop-up from the Mike & Patty’s crew and chef Tim Maslow. This definite two-hander is filled with scrambled eggs, hash browns, jack and American cheese, pico de gallo, poblano peppers, crema, salsa verde, and salsa roja. We like to add bacon but committed carnivores can also opt for two sausage patties. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Taqueria El Amigo

Exterior of Taqueria El Amigo

Cash-only Waltham standby Taqueria el Amigo serves a trio of breakfast burritos. The Burrito con Huevos y Chorizo features spicy Mexican sausage; the Burrito Mexicana is filled with refried beans and Mexican sauce; and the meat-free Burrito Rancheros opts for green peppers. All come with scrambled eggs, fried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and sour cream. It’s currently available for takeout.

Nevermind that it might send you right back to bed: The grilled Breakfast Burrito at this downtown spot Villa Mexico Cafe is worth it. Within its perfectly browned tortilla shell you’ll find three eggs, beans, cheese, smoky house salsa, and either marinated beef, chorizo, or a vegetarian-friendly “Mexicana” option with chopped tomatoes, jalapeños, and onions. We prefer the latter due to the sharp kick of the jalapeño and onion and the welcome acidity of tomatoes. It’s available via dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

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