Best breakfast burritos in Denver

When I married my husband, I knew I was marrying someone who was hilarious, intelligent, strong-willed and remarkably kind. Little did I know I was also marrying a breakfast burrito aficionado. JACKPOT.

Seriously though, my husband loves his breakfast burritos and he knows quality when he tastes it. One of our favorite Saturday morning activities is trying a new breakfast burrito and ranking it against others we have tried.

Who ever said research was boring? Research is delicious, especially when served with a side of green chile.

1. Little Anita’s

CURRENT FAVORITE

Address: 1550 S Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80222

Hours: Mon – Fri 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sat 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sun 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Little Anita’s is located in an unassuming strip mall in Denver, as most local Mexican restaurants are, but what this restaurant lacks in curb-appeal they make up for in flavor. As I previously mentioned, my husband is the breakfast burrito whisperer while I am his trusty sidekick with little opinion and a lot of early morning sass. However, when trying this burrito I dropped most of my a.m. attitude and said, “Ok FINE, you’re right. This breakfast burrito is the bee’s knees.”

Our rating: 4.3/5

Presentation 5/5

Balance of ingredients 3/5

Sauce selection N/A

Overall taste 5/5

Building interior and comfort level 5/5

Building exterior and appeal 2/5

Staff friendliness and speed 5/5

Amount of food by cost 5/5

Breakfast burrito selection: Egg, chile and cheese, plus your choice of meat, potatoes and type of chile

Other ratings: Google rating: 4.1/5 , Yelp rating 4/5, Zomato rating: 3.7/5, Nominated for Best Breakfast on Denver A List

2. Taco Mex

Address: 7840 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Hours: Fri and Sat 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m., Sun – Thurs 8 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

If you’re looking for a dine-in breakfast burrito option look no further than Taco Mex. This location is full of charm and very comfortable for a fast food restaurant. Plus, they have a bar full of sauce options and taco garnishes which, according to my husband, meant a free “lifetime supply of green chile.” Don’t listen to him, guys, only take what you need.

Our rating: 3.8/5

Presentation 2/5

Balance of ingredients 5/5

Sauce selection 5/5

Overall taste 5/5

Building interior and comfort level 4/5

Building exterior and appeal 2/5

Staff friendliness and speed 5/5

Amount of food by cost 3/5

Breakfast burrito selection: Ham, bacon or chorizo

Other ratings: Google rating: 3.8/5 , Zomato rating: 3.5/5, Rated #4 best breakfast burrito by Westword

3. The Original Chubby’s

Address: 1231 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Hours: Mon – Thurs 6:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m., Fri and Sat 6:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.

Either The Original Chubby’s got a face lift or we were super drunk the last time we came here. Just kidding. Sort of. I’m obsessed with the new building. They even have an adorable little patio. The sauces are incredible too, if not a little misleading. The mild is SO MILD and the hot is SUPER HOT. There’s really no middle ground here.

Our rating: 3.75/5

Presentation 2/5

Balance of ingredients 5/5

Sauce selection 1/5

Overall taste 4/5

Building interior and comfort level 5/5

Building exterior and appeal 5/5

Staff friendliness and speed 3/5

Amount of food by cost 5/5

Other ratings: Google rating 3.7/5, Yelp rating 3/5, Zomato rating 4/5, Rated #7 on the Definitive Denver Green Chile Ranking on The Thrillist.

4. Burrito Giant

Address: 4501 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Hours: Mon – Sat 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sun 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

I can’t understand for the life of me how this place received such a high rating from my husband. I think it may have something to do with the fact that we were incredibly hungry and I asked him to provide his ratings mid-bite. Let me put it this way, when my husband asked for a cup of water, they handed him a cup and said, “potable water is available in the restroom.” If you can ignore that and the gym equipment in the dining room, this place has decent burritos.

Our rating: 3.5/5

Presentation 4/5

Balance of ingredients 2/5

Sauce selection 5/5

Overall taste 3/5

Building interior and comfort level 1/5

Building exterior and appeal 3/5

Staff friendliness and speed 5/5

Amount of food by cost 5/5

Breakfast burrito selection: Egg and potato, plus your choice of chile and meat

Other ratings: Google rating: 4.5/5 , Yelp rating 4.1/5, Zomato rating: 2.8/5, Currently #5 Best burrito in Denver on Denver A List

5. Santiagos

Address: 10400 E 6th Ave, Aurora, CO 80010

Hours: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., closed on Sundays

Santiago’s is kind of a big deal in Denver. Almost every office building in Denver orders Santiago’s for their employees because it’s cheap, delicious and a crowd pleasure. My husband and I just haven’t been that impressed. It’s good, sure, but not nearly as good as some of the other whole in the wall restaurants.

Our rating: 2.6/5

Presentation 2/5

Balance of ingredients 5/5

Sauce selection 1/5

Overall taste 3/5

Building interior and comfort level 2/5

Building exterior and appeal 3/5

Staff friendliness and speed 3/5

Amount of food by cost 2/5

Other ratings: Google rating 3.9/5, Yelp rating 3/5, Zomato rating 2.7/5, Rated #11 on Where to Get Denver’s Best Breakfast Burritos on The Infatuation.

 

We plan on updating this list as we try more breakfast burritos across Denver. I personally can only handle about one breakfast burrito a month while my husband could eat one for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Have you tried any of these breakfast burritos? Which is your favorite?

Solving your traveling dilemmas,

Emma

Where to get breakfast burritos in Denver