I’ve seen friends nearly come to blows over where to find the best burritos in Wine Country. Everyone has a favorite taco truck or hole-in-the-wall taqueria they’re convinced has the secret sauce for making the world’s best burrito. Whether it’s the mole sauce, the rice, the refried beans, or a favorite style of carne asada, it all comes down to that perfect combination of textures and flavors, all wrapped up in a handy tortilla. With the help of dozens of foodie Facebook fans, we’ve come up with a list of 15 burritos spots in Sonoma County – from the obvious to the undiscovered. Adding to our opinions, we’ve included direct quotes from Facebookers who responded to our call out for “The Best Burritos in Sonoma County.” Provecho!
Mi Pueblo, Petaluma: The Macho, with meat, rice, cheese, sour cream, onion, cilantro, salsa and tomatoes gets the wet treatment with a splash of “burrito sauce.” The Padre doubles the amount in the Macho, and the Gordo triples it for $35. 7384 Commerce Blvd, Cotati 707-792-4380 and 800 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, 707-762-8192.
Las Palmas, Santa Rosa: This unassuming taqueria off Santa Rosa Avenue is a sleeper, but always popular with authentic Mexican street food fans and off-duty chefs. Carne asada and al pastor burritos are a go-to. 415 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, 707-546-3091.
Los Tres Chiles, Santa Rosa: "No Manches" Burrito is about the size of 10 regular burritos. If you can eat it in 60 minutes, it's free. Otherwise, $26.95. 2765 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, 707-304-5724.
Taqueria El Favorito, Santa Rosa: Mission-style burritos. ”El Favorito on Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa originated in the SF Mission district,” says Yarrow. 565 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa, 707-526-7444.
Breakfast burrito in a bowl, Amy’s Drive-Thru: We had to add this one after a quick stop at this plant-based drive-through from Amy’s Kitchen. Instead of eggs and bacon, this version has roasted potatoes, tofu scramble, spinach, salsa, cheese and sour cream (vegan versions available). 58 Golf Course Dr W, Rohnert Park, 707-755-3629.
El Roy's, Petaluma: Popular Petaluma restaurant and Santa Rosa taco truck with authentic eats. Samantha says: “I'm a little obsessed with El Roy’s these days, everything they make is so good and fresh! Their burritos are great but I'm stuck on their tostadas." 210 Edith St, Petaluma, 707-774-3738 and 760 Sebastopol Rd, Santa Rosa (truck).
Juanita Juanita, Sonoma: We say go nuts on the "Garlic Garlic Burrito," and never worry about vampires again. “I'm partial to their Carnitas Pastor Tacos,” says Tony. 19114 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, 707-935-3981.
Lola's Market, Santa Rosa: Hispanic grocer with family-friendly prices and solid carnitas. “Huge, and great prices too,” says Michelle. 1680 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa, 707-577-8846, also 440 Dutton Ave, Santa Rosa.
El Farolito, Healdsburg: Surf and turf burrito, with steak, chorizo rice and spicy shrimp. We’re partial to this Healdsburg spot that’s more than just a taqueria. A good selection of tequilas and traditional Oaxacan dishes lead us here again and again. 128 Plaza St., Healdsburg, 707-433-2807.
Casa del Mole, Healdsburg: Diego's Burrito is a favorite, with al pastor, grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, organic potatoes, sour cream, guacamole and melted Monterey jack cheese. But you’re really here for the mole, which is prepared the old-fashioned way, with dozens of ingredients including Mexican chocolate. 434 Center St, Healdsburg, 707-433-4138. Related: Agave Mexican Restaurant (owned by the same family): “Get the Chile Relleno burrito,” says Marsha.
El Guadalajara, Healdsburg: “Try the Burrito Manadero! It has the best Mole sauce!” says Sue. “It rivals a Mission (SF) Burrito - the gold standard,” says Christopher. Tina says, “Chili Verde Burrito, best avo-green salsa.” 125 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, 707-433-1052.
Don Julios, Rohnert Park: This secret little gem is well-known to foodies for its pupusas, but readers really love their burritos as well. “You MUST try their al pastor. I've eaten at a lot of burrito spots and drive further for this place. Please. Try it,” says Brent, “Superior!” 217 Southwest Blvd, Rohnert Park, 707-242-3160.
Guerneville Taco Truck: No one really remembers what the truck is called, but they do remember the burritos. Usually parked in front of Safeway. “Can’t be beat,” says Michael. 16632 Main St, Guerneville.
La Palapa, Santa Rosa: “By far the best burrito I have ever had anywhere is the wet Terminator with Diabla Sauce at La Palapa. Enough for two normal people and then some,” says PepperHead. 590 Lewis Rd, Santa Rosa, 707-569-9210.
Oliver’s Market: You might not expect to find a top-notch burrito here, but fresh ingredients and impressive carne asada impressed several readers. “The breakfast one is my fave,” says Chris. “Wet Burrito,” says Toby. Locations in Cotati, Windsor and Santa Rosa.
This story was originally published on Sonomamag.com