Sometimes, Taco Tuesday is more of a vibe than a set-in-stone kind of rule.
And when you find yourself in the mood for something other than tacos (I know, I know, sacrilegious to even mention) then it’s time to move on to the next best thing: a burrito.
While the exact version of the modern burrito hasn’t been around forever, the concept appears on the scene back in 1500 b.c.e. when Mayans would wrap their food, like chili peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, squash, and avocados, into a corn tortilla.
I personally love the idea that the burrito has endured centuries upon centuries to work its way into becoming a popular, staple dish for so many people. Here in Columbus, we’ve got some absolutely wild burritos that are just sitting out there, waiting to be consumed.
Some are as big as your head while others are covered in flavorful queso and extraordinarily hot sauces. Now, let’s dive in because the sooner we do, the sooner you can give in and order yourself a burrito.
Super Burrito at Fiesta Jalisco
Made with a flour tortilla and smothered in red sauce, there is a good chance that you’ll have some of this massive burrito left over for lunch tomorrow. It’s filled to the brim with rice and beans and you can have your choice of ground beef, chicken, picadillo, pork, or Colorado. The burrito is topped with cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole.
Location: 2700 Northland Plaza Dr, Columbus, OH 43231
Website: Fiesta Jalisco
Breakfast Burrito at Tula Taqueria
The best thing about burritos is that they come in all sizes and for all occasions. If it’s still the morning but a burrito is what you’re craving, snag a breakfast burrito from Tula Taqueria.
Location: 525 Lazelle Rd, Westerville, OH 43081
Website: Tula Taqueria
The Crazy Burrito from Crazy Burrito
The signature dish at Crazy Burrito, the Crazy Burrito, is no joke. It’s a big tortilla stuffed with rice, sour cream, grilled chicken, steak strips, shrimp, and onions. All of that is topped with cheese and served with beans and guacamole salad. It’s huge and easily shareable if you’re going on a burrito quest with a friend.
Location: 4081 Trueman Blvd, Hilliard, OH 43026
Website: Crazy Burrito
Any Burrito from Starliner Diner
Starliner Diner is a great little Cuban restaurant that serves a variety of delicious food, including breakfast all day. When it comes to burritos, you can get a veggie, chicken, or beef option, any of which will be the best choice you make that day.
Location: 4121 Main St Hilliard, OH 43026 US
Website: Starliner Diner
Pastor Burrito at Taco Nice
Taco Nice isn’t overcomplicated. The Pastor burrito is the kind of dish that you’ll fall instantly in love with. Made with marinated pork, rice, black beans, cheese, lettus, salsa, cheese, and sour cream, this is one of the best burrito options you’ll find on the West Side.
Location: 4832 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43228
Website: Taco Nice
Don Cuco at Cuco’s Taqueria
When I say that the Don Cuco is a massive burrito, I really mean it. Encased in a flour tortilla, the burrito is filled with grilled chicken, chorizo, refritos, rice, cheese sauce, and pico de gallo. Good luck getting through it all in one sitting!
Location: 2162 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220
Website: Cuco’s Taqueria
Mucho Macho Burrito at Cazuelas
Okay, speaking of gigantic burritos, the Mucho Macho at Cazuelas is legendary. This is more of a food challenge burrito. If you can finish it in 20 minutes, it won’t cost you a thing. The Mucho Macho is filled with your choice of chicken or steak, rice, refried beans, and super hot sauce. I mean like super, super spicy sauce, so be careful.
Location: 2321 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Website: Cazuelas Mexican Cantina
Any Burrito at Dos Hermanos
Dos Hermanos is such. anunderrated gem. With a food truck and a North Market location, it’s easy to fill up on Dos Hermanos no matter where you are. Their burritos consist of A large flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of Meat, Rice, Refried Beans, Lettuce, Cheese, Onions, Cilantro, Pico De Gallo, Sour Cream, and Hot, Mild & Guacamole Salsas. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is.
Location: North Market, 59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Dos Hermanos (Facebook)