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In honor of National Burrito Day, the KMEL street team put together a list of our Top 10 Bay Area Burritos.
1. El Farolito
El Farolito is known for their yellow signs and out-the-door lines. Our top location is right off the 24th and Mission Bart station. If you're lucky enough to find a seat, enjoy your burrito with a live mariachi band.
2. Taqueria Guadalajara
In walking distance from El Farolito, you'll find Taqueria Guadalajara. They're also open late, making their burritos a perfect post-bar bite.
3. La Victoria Taqueria
If you're a San Jose local, La Vic is probably considered your 7th food group. It's orange sauce alone is a south bay diet staple.
4. Papalote Mexican Grill
Papalote claims the title of best burrito in San Francisco and was recognized by food network! We recommend the Triple Threat burrito. It's protein packed and loaded with carne, chicken AND shrimp! While on the pricier side ($20), it's MASSIVE and shareable.
5. Pancho Villa
CALLING ALL PESCATARIANS: Pancho Villa has seafood burritos for the low! They offer prawn, grilled salmon and red snapper burritos all under $10.
6. Tacos Sinaloa
This food truck is located on the corner of International and 22nd in Oakland. While they specialize in tacos, they offer "footlong burritos" that are "bigger than [my] head," says streets team members Carolina and Alexa.
7. Las Mayas
If you're in the Richmond district and looking to expand your tastebuds, grab a plantain burrito with some elote on the side!
8. Mi Grullense
Try their steak fries burrito for some Oakland style cali-fusion. You can celebrate National Burrito Day AND thirsty Thursday inside their tequila bar.
9. Tacos Esmeralda
Cheap, consistent and HUGE with "the same flavor in every bite," says Pablo on our street team.
Northside vs. Southside Gordos has been debated by Berkley students for decades. Do it big and try both for National Burrito Day.