It is Cinco de Mayo and to celebrate we have compiled a list of mouthwatering burritos for you to try.
The day is often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day, but it is actually to honor the victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.
Here in America, it is signified as a day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage — most often with Mexican food, cocktails and festivals. Locally it is a great time to support our Mexican restaurants.
Here are some places dishing up burritos stuffed to the brim with different meats, veggies and sauces, all sure to bring the flavors of Mexico to the SouthCoast.
At Boston Burrito they bring fresh, quality ingredients to their Mexican-style restaurant offering burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and so much more. The Nacho burrito is filled to the brim with your choice of chicken, pork, steak, ground beef, or plant-based chorizo. Then they add their signature rice, crushed chips, nacho cheese and, of course, sour cream.
Details: Nacho Burrito with a drink and side of chips ($13), Boston Burrito, 218 Rockdale Ave., New Bedford, 774-202-6702, https://www.boston-burrito.com
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Mi Antojo Mexican Restaurant brings the authentic flavors of Mexico to New Bedford. When you grab a margarita and burrito you’ll feel like you’re eating a meal in the heart of Mexico City. The Burrito El Mexicano is grilled beef with cheese, lettuce and tomato, covered in a Mexican flag of sauces including red hot sauce, sour cream and guacamole.
Details: Burrito El Mexicano with a side of rice and beans ($15.95), Mi Antojo Mexican Restaurant, 601 S. 2nd St., New Bedford, 508-993-4985, http://www.miantojomexicanrestaurant.com
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From spicy to mild, you’re sure to find something you love at Adriana’s Mexican Restaurant. Mexican food is paired with the best of New Bedford with a wide selection of menu items that appeal to a variety of tastes. Get a tortilla filled with slow cooked pork in barbecue sauce, cheese and rice.
Details: Slow cooked pork burrito served with salsa and sour cream ($9.50), Adriana’s Mexican Restaurant, 1262 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, 774-202-0097,
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Offering healthy, convenient, and affordable food choices at Juice’d Café. The Original Loca Burrito is stuffed with brown rice, black beans and corn mix, yogurt, salsa, avocado, cheese and a housemade fiesta dressing.
Details: Original Loca Burrito ($9.99), Juice’d Café, 1475 Plymouth Ave., Fall River, 508-567-1086, http://www.thejuicedcafe.com
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Tequila Lime Cantina brings creative delights, signature freshly prepared food, and a variety of bold burritos. The Green Monster starts off vegetarian friendly with avocado, field greens, rice, black beans, Monterey jack cheese, roasted peppers, red onion, cucumbers, fresh salsa and sour cream. For an added price you can add marinated chicken or steak, jalapeño bbq pulled pork, tequila lime shrimp, or one of the local favorites sautéed chourico.
Details: Green Monster Burrito served with warm corn tortilla chips ($12.95) Tequila Lime Cantina, 197 Bank St., Fall River, 774-365-4850, https://tequilalimecantina.com
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As a counter-serve, Mexican-American-Caribbean-Soul cafe Los Jefes: Comida is offering a variety of goods. One such is the Carne Asada Burrito, grilled steak served with rice, black beans, cheese, and pico de gallo — all the food groups in one delicious tortilla.
Details: Carne Asada Burrito ($15) Los Jefes: Comida, 71 Broadway Taunton, 508-738-6927, https://www.losjefeseats.com
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Casa Cancun brings a little bit of Mexico to your table by proudly serving handcrafted, savory dishes prepared from authentic Mexican recipes. The Cancun burrito is a large flour tortilla filled with refried beans, rice and your choice of shredded chicken, ground beef, shredded beef or pork. Then it is topped with red mild sauce and cheese and served with lettuce, tomato and sour cream on the side.
Details: Cancun Burrito ($14) Casa Cancun Wareham, 2421 Cranberry Highway #426, Wareham, 774-678-0592, http://casacancuninwareham.com
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Head down the cobblestone to an authentic Mexican restaurant and pub. When they say “super,” No Problemo means it. The Super Burrito with your choice of chicken, pork or beef comes fully loaded. It is packed with rice, black or refried beans, cheese, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, scallions, lettuce, spinach, salsa and sour cream. It will fill you up and bring you those Mexican flavors you are craving.
Details: Beef Super Burrito ($12.50), No Problemo, 813 Purchase St., New Bedford,
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At Frontera Grill, they are serving up your favorite Mexican and Mexican-American dishes giving you an authentic and memorable dining experience. The Fajitas Burrito is made of a large flour tortilla stuffed with rice, beans, grilled onions, green peppers and a choice of fajita-style steak, chicken, or shrimp. It is topped with burrito sauce and garnished with pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and melted cheddar cheese.
Details: Chicken Fajita Burrito ($14.35), Frontera Grill, 214 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven, 774-628-9723, https://fronteragrillfairhaven.com
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With five locations (Fall River, Dartmouth, East Bridgewater, Somerset and Norton) Fiesta has a burrito nearby for you to enjoy. The Burrito de Chorizo has spiced Mexican sausage with grilled chicken or grilled steak, sauteed with onions and bell peppers. It is then topped with salsa Roja and melted cheese.
Details: Burrito de Chorizo served with Mexican rice and black beans ($17.29), Fiesta Mexican Restaurant, 634 State Road, North Dartmouth, 774-305-4710, http://www.fiestamexican.com
Supreme Burrito: Lots of flavor packed into a tortilla at Taqueria La Raza
La Raza has a passion to share traditional Mexican food made with love, its own flavors, and a modern touch. Grab the Supreme Burrito to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It is filled with your choice of meat, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, avocado, jalapeno, onions, pico de gallo and rice.
Details: Supreme Burrito with a side of rice and beans ($11), Taqueria La Raza, 1218 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford, 508-992-1314, https://larazanb.com
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Breakfast and a burrito? Yes, please! Taqueria El Habanero is making a breakfast burrito with its namesake and you will want to try it. The El Habanero burrito is filled with scrambled eggs, potatoes, Mexican sausage and habanero peppers.
Details: El Habanero Burrito ($10.49), Taqueria El Habanero, 60 N. Main St., Fall River, 508-567-6414, https://taqueria-el-habanero-mexican-restaurant
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