Best Burritos in Boston

November 8, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

From classic grilled vegetables to decadent wild boar, the burritos at these Boston spots are stuffed with bold flavors and a lot of heart.

Angela's Cafe
Mexican · East Boston · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

From “supremely authentic” regional specialties like albondigas to “excellent” margaritas and micheladas, they’re “keepin’ it real” with the “Puebla-style” Mexican fare at this pair of “affordable” “gems in Eastie” ; “cozy” and staffed by a “great” crew, including the family owners, it’s like “eating in someone’s home.”
Taqueria Mexico
Mexican · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.5 · Service 4.2

These cantinas are “always good” for “cheap, dependable” and, most importantly, “tasty” Mexican grub; the “humble” “hole-in-the-wall” digs feature live music like mariachi bands, which adds to the “friendly atmosphere” (big with college students on weekends).
Anna's Taqueria
Burrito · Beacon Hill · $
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.2 · Service 3.8

“Tongue-tingling” tacos, “hefty, quality” burritos and a few other fairly “amazing” Mexican entrees are plated up with “rapid, machinelike” efficiency to keep the “craving” crowds of this “go-to” local chain at bay; “you definitely do not go for the decor” , which has all the “flair of a high school cafeteria” , but for that “quick, cheap” “takeout” “built to order.”
El Pelón Taqueria
Mexican · Fenway/Kenmore · $
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.6 · Service 3.8

The Mexican street eats include “outstanding” burritos at these taquerias that “simply cannot be beat” for fans who contend the ingredients are “better quality and fresher” than the “typical” ; expect “Day of the Dead” –inspired interiors in both Brighton and Fenway (which is mostly takeout with some patio seating), along with “quick" service.
Villa Mexico Cafe
Mexican · Financial District · $

This Mexican eatery earned a cult following during its earlier operation out of a nearby gas station, and has now found a full-fledged (if still mostly frill-free) brick-and-mortar space Downtown, where homestyle recipes are employed to spicy effect for grilled burritos, tacos, quesadillas and other south-of-the-border standards.
Chilacates
Mexican · Jamaica Plain · $

From-scratch Mexican staples, including tacos filled with spit-roasted pork and tortas with slow-braised beef tongue, are spiced with vivid housemade sauces at this small, upbeat counter-service joint tucked between Jamaica Plain's Stonybrook T stop and the brewery complex.