Mission District Taqueria Wins America's 'Best Burrito'

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Ask Bay Area residents to pick their favorite local burrito and you're likely to get a range of fervent and informed opinions. So you can imagine the challenge facing journalist Anna Maria Barry-Jester. The "burrito correspondent" for ESPN's FiveThirtyEight site traveled from Key West to Hawaii in search of the country's best burrito. The Burrito Bracket winner, announced on Wednesday, is none other than the carnitas burrito from San Francisco's own venerable La Taqueria. What burrito would top your bracket?

Forum intern Natalie Yemenidjian put together a Bay Area burrito map from listeners' suggestions:

The anatomy of La Taqueria's winning carnitas burrito:


Anna Maria Barry-Jester, burrito correspondent for FiveThirtyEight and health producer for Univision

Miguel Jara, owner of La Taqueria