8 Metro Detroit Spots for Burritos

Visit El Nacimiento, Honcho, Pancho’s Tacos and Meat Shop, and more
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Honcho’s Carne Asada Burrito is stuffed with shredded romaine, pico de gallo, sharp cheddar, and miso beans, and topped with griddled queso. Cilantro lime jasmine rice and miso refried beans come on the side. // Photograph by Michael Harlan Turkell

Whether you like to stick to the basics or prefer to shake things up with unique fillings and toppings, these eight metro Detroit restaurants have you covered when it comes to tasty burrito offerings.

Honcho

Nestled in the middle of downtown Clarkston, Honcho offers a wide array of tacos, burritos, and appetizers. Whether enjoying the classic Honcho Burrito, heating things up with a Hot Chicken Burrito, or indulging in the flavorful Carne Asada Burrito, Honcho’s has incredible food to match its fun, fabulous atmosphere. Honcho, 3 E. Church St., Clarkston; 248-707-3793; eathoncho.com

Los Galanes

Customers rave about this Detroit-based restaurant’s wet burritos, which are topped with cheese, guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes, and gravy. Wash down dinner with an authentic Mexican beer or order off the cocktail list for a tasty margarita. Los Galanes, 3362 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-554-4444; losgalanesdetroit.com

Galindo’s Taste of Mexico

Run by Chef Galindo himself, this restaurant brings the tastes of Mexico City (the chef’s hometown) to metro Detroit. The menu is extensive, but its burrito options steal the show. The Traditional Burrito — served with a choice of meat, Oaxaca cheese, beans, rice, lettuce, pico de gallo, and sour cream — and Cali Burrito — served with steak, Oaxaca cheese, refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream — start things off mild. While the Chipotle Burrito, which comes with chipotle steak, sautéed onions, Oaxaca cheese, beans, and Spanish rice, kicks things up a notch. Galindo’s Taste of Mexico, 13745 Fort St., Southgate; 734-324-1141; galindosmexican.com

El Nacimiento

This Detroit restaurant has quite a few burritos on its menu. Options include the California Burrito, which is made with meat, tomato, cilantro, onions, rice, beans, and cheese; the San Diego Burrito, stuffed with meat, fries, pico de gallo, cheese, and sour cream; and the Wet Burrito, that’s filled with meat, tomato, onions, and cilantro and smothered in red or green sauce. For an extra cost, meals can be upgraded to a dinner that comes with salad and rice and beans. El Nacimiento, 7400 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-1790; elnacimientorestaurant.com

Pancho’s Tacos & Meat Shop

This family-owned and operated butcher shop is a hotspot for handcrafted burritos. Its massive, 14-inch burritos include beans, cheese, and meat while its California Burrito includes guacamole, salsa, a choice of meat (marinated pork, steak, Mexican sausage, vegan sausage, or chicken), and sour cream. Pair your meal with a side of asada fries or Pancho’s Nachos, or craft your own burrito at home with meat directly from the butcher shop. Pancho’s Tacos & Meat Shop, 47752 W. Pontiac Trail, Wixom; 248-956-7828; panchostacosandmeatshop.com 

Taqueria Mi Pueblo

Sauces steal the show at Mi Pueblo. There are multiple burrito offerings at this Detroit Mexican restaurant, and for an additional 50 cents, you can have your order covered in a choice of sauce. Try the “hot” Salsa Roja de Enchiladas sauce, the “hotter” Salsa Verde de Enchiladas or Salsa al Pastor, or the “hottest” option, the Salsa Taquera Verde o Roja. Taqueria Mi Pueblo, 7278 Dix St., Detroit; 313-841-3315; mipueblorestaurant.com

El Rancho

Nearing 40 years in business, El Rancho serves up delicious burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. Whether you’re ordering a burrito, served wet with chicken, or a dry burrito with pork, these meals are mouthwatering, filling, and sure to have you coming back for more. End the meal with a Mexican or Spanish coffee or with one of El Rancho’s dozens of tequilas. El Rancho, 5900 Verner Hwy.; Detroit; 313-843-3475; elranchomexrest.com

Mex

This restaurant offers brunch and dinner options. Its breakfast burrito includes cheese, refried beans, rice, scrambled eggs, and a choice of breakfast meat, while the dinner entree burrito packs a punch with filling options like steak, shrimp, beef, or chicken. Mex, 6675 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills; 248-723-0800; mex-restaurant.com

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