For those who perceive burrito as a street-standard fare, we’re sorry to say you’re dead wrong, because burritos are an actual decadence.
Picture this with us: a spoonful of juicy, fork-tender meat with buttery refried beans, sassy pico de gallo, crisp lettuce, and, on a special occasion perhaps, a dollop of creamy guacamole, all mingled inside a nicely-charred tortilla wrap. Now doesn’t that sound drool-inducing?
With Bangkok’s food scene becoming more and more familiar with Mexican cuisine, a repertoire of restaurants (both Mexican and not Mexican alike) are including their own versions of burritos in their menus. We’ve travelled around the city trying some of the best burritos in town, so if you’re not in the know already of where to get a decent tortilla wrap in Bangkok, scroll right down for our list. Let’s get burrito-ing.
Quintessential burritos always involve cooked-to-perfection protein and rice, and Roast totally nails their version of a burrito packed with pork fajitas, sun-shade Mexican rice, avocado salsa, and peperonata (stewed onion and bell peppers).
The Carnitas Burrito at Margarita Storm is the real deal. It boasts a burst of flavours coming from umami-packed players like fork-tender pork, Mexican rice, refried beans, pico de Gallo, and salsa. For vegetarians and vegans, the Wonder Burrito with plant-based proteins is equally delicious — tried and tested.
Spice up your breakfast routine with this Luka Breakfast Burrito, composed of minced Sloane’s sausage, organic eggs, organic black quinoa, avocado, and sour cream with a side of bright corn salsa.
For a contemporary cheese-forward burrito, nothing beats this one at Slanted Taco, where you can take full delight in a plump wrap holding up a duo of melted cheddar cheese and mozzarella.
At La Lupita, the Norteño Burrito brimming with grilled beef and chorizo holds a gold standard of taste. It oozes out a cheesy, beefy, carb-y succulence we can’t get enough of.
Vistro – Vegan Cafe & Restaurant
Vistro Bangkok is the new hot spot in town for a veggie-centric meal. The Habibi Wrap stuffed with Gyros-style marinated chicken, lettuce, red cabbage, and bell pepper, all enveloped within a sheet of a soft-wheat tortilla will give you a reason to go vegan.
La Monita Taqueria
La Monita Taqueria, without fail, is one of Bangkok’s main institutions for Mexican fare and their selection of burritos and tacos is to die for. And of course, anything deep-fried never fails to satisfy one’s palate, so switch from your regular wrap to this Chimichanga, stuffed to the brim with meat, refried beans, rice, and salsa before taking a deep dive into the hot oil for a golden, crispy skin.
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill
Pancakes are an absolute breakfast essential, but have you tried the breakfast burrito at Cali-Mex Bar & Grill? It is ranked as one of our top breakfast lists. The soft, curdy scrambled eggs together with savoury pan-seared potato and tomato-y salsa provide high energy as well as high-profile flavours.
Bowlito is an all-around wonderful spot for fast food-style yet nutrient-rich Mexican fare. Like Chipotle, the venue serves up fuss-free Mexican rice bowls, tacos, salads, nachos, and, of course, burritos. With your choice of protein and condiments, Bowlito allows diners to create a burrito that will cater to everyone’s palates. They also have tofu for plant-based eaters. Really, what’s not to like about this place?
Rocky Rooster Cafe
An “I got hot sauce in my bag” kind of burrito. That’s the most accurate term to describe this baby. Rocky Rooster Cafe serves up hot sauce-spiked fried chicken wrapped with a pan-charred tortilla. It’s sassy, spicy, and deeply satisfying.
At El Diablo’s, the Grilled Vegetable Burrito is an ode to greens and legumes: grilled vegetables and refried beans are put in the limelight. So for those who prefer greens over meat, this one is for you.
Charley Brown’s Mexicana
Let’s face it: crispiness is a people-pleasing texture. Though not strictly a burrito, but rather a chimichanga, we’re ending our list with the this deep-fried beauty. Always, always remember, high fat equals highly flavourful fare and Charley Brown’s Mexicana seems to hold this belief dear in their hearts.