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Best Burritos In Dallas

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Monica's Aca y Alla Cha-Cha burrito (credit: Raine Devries)

Monica’s Aca y Alla Cha-Cha burrito (credit: Raine Devries)

When a craving for something more substantial than tacos and more portable than fajitas hits, the mighty burrito is here to save the day. The versatile burrito is a great solution for breakfast, lunch or dinner and can be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. This list of the best burrito joints in Dallas provides five great options certain to appeal to assorted tastes and various budgets.

Monica’s Aca y Alla

2914 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 748-7140

Price: $6.50 to $7.50
Lunch Hours: Mon to Fri—11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat—11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sun—11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dinner Hours: Tues to Thurs—5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fri & Sat—5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sun—11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The legendary Monica Greene is the owner and driving force behind this tried and true restaurant near downtown Dallas. Great pride is taken in providing solid meals made with the best of ingredients, however, don’t expect the heavy sauce-laden food that has become synonymous with Mexican food. Certain to tempt even the most discerning palate, Monica’s offers the Cha-Cha Burrito, which is made with a fresh large flour tortilla and stuffed full with guacamole, pico de gallo and jack cheese. Accompanied with vegetable stock rice, fat-free black beans and a small mixed salad, this dish makes for a satisfying and affordable meal.

Mariano’s Hacienda

6300 Skillman St.
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 691-3888

Price: $6.50 to $8.00
Hours: Tues to Fri – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat to Sun – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mariano’s – as in the Mariano who gave the world the frozen margarita machine – offers the tantalizing Burrito Sonora to hungry diners. This massive dish is filled with rich beef and rice and topped with your choice of sour cream sauce, queso or chili con carne.  Served with rice, beans and complementary chips and salsa, this can easily serve as your only meal if sneak bites at your desk throughout the day.

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burrito plate Best Burritos In Dallas

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Avila’s Mexican Restaurant

4714 Maple Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-2700

Price: $6.50 to $8.50
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The family owned Avila’s is a staple in the Oak Lawn area and provides hospitable service and ample portions. With authentic roots deep in both Texas and Mexican cuisine, the mouth-watering aromas in this restaurant delight diners making it challenging to select just one option from the tempting menu. Upon selection of the Dan’s Burritos, a hearty plate arrives with three flour tortillas that are loaded with marinated beef, beans and cheese and then topped with a lush warm queso, crisp fresh lettuce and pico de gallo. With a location near the city center, Avila’s makes for a great dining option.

La Victoria

1605 N Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 827-0101

Price: $2.50 to $8.00
Hours: Mon to Sat – 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When craving to start the morning off with a fun and funky vibe, La Victoria in Old East Dallas offers just the thing to set the day right.  The exterior might look a little rough to some but the interior is sparkling clean with large pine dining tables and chairs where the eccentric and beautiful all dine together in harmony.  The breakfast burritos are simply massive in size and an astonishing value for the price as they are piled high with a myriad of fillings; the most popular are potato, egg, cheese and avocado.  For less than $5 a diner can have a late breakfast and be full until evening.

Good 2 Go Taco

1146 Peavy Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 519-9110

Price: $6.50 to $8.50
Hours: Tues to Sun – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don’t let the Good 2 Go Taco name be misleading, because while this place is known for its creative concoctions on the taco side, the burritos are equally tantalizing. Popular requests include the braised meats with blue cheese on a verde rice base. Using fresh ingredients and piling them high, the results are impressive to say the least – the crisp side salad that is served with the burritos makes a diner feel a little less guilty about the indulgence. This little gem of a restaurant is vegan friendly and offers Wi-Fi.

Gonzales Mexican Food

367 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 946-5333

Price: $4.00 to $6.50
Hours: Tues to Fri – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat to Sun – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

gonzalezrestaurant Best Burritos In Dallas

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A mainstay in the Oak Cliff/Bishop Arts area, Gonzalez Mexican Food is authentic, decadent and the perfect spot when craving Tex-Mex. While so many restaurants have stopped offering burritos, Gonzalez has some outstanding selections that are easily a meal in themselves.   Options for the burritos include carne guisada, beef, pork, lengua or bean and bacon. On Sunday’s only diners indulge in the very popular barbacoa burrito. Pair your choice with some fresh guacamole and hot, fresh chips for a filling meal.

Related: The Best Taquerías in North Texas

Raine Devries is a 5th generation Dallasite and is well acquainted with the best that the city has to offer. She resides in the Downtown / Deep Ellum area and enjoys being so close to the Arts District, live music venues, and great restaurants. She has a passion for international travel, indie/foreign films, and riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
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