“The Water Cooler”: Who makes the best burrito in the City of CLAYCORD

February 21, 2011 12:00 pm · 121 comments

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Today’s question:

Who makes the best burrito in CLAYCORD?


101 Anotherme February 21, 2011 at 9:41 PM

El Faro on Monument is my favorite. I like the chicken quesadilla “wrapped” like a big juicy burrito. Service is fast and food is consistently good. Great prices, too.

102 anon February 21, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Salsa on Delta Fair Blvd next to Kaiser in Antioch is really great for burritos and incredibly delicious and quality Mexican food that you won’t get anywhere else. The Sopes are awesome!

103 Anon64 February 21, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Favorite burrito (American style) is Lisa’s Hot dogs and Burritos on Clayton Road near Lucky.

Favorite burrito (Mexican Style) Las Montanas in Park ‘n Shop, Willow Pass Rd.

104 Raider Scott February 22, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Los Gallos is by far the best !!!!

105 Burrito Boy February 22, 2011 at 12:25 AM

Casa Gourmet Burrito is disgusting! Seriously? A place that has curry burritos and has sweet and sour sauce isn’t Mexican food. They also put lettuce in their burritos. Disgusting wanna-be yuppy burritos! I would choose Taco Bell over them any day and Taco Bell is disgusting so that is saying a lot.

Tacos Pancho’s by Big 5 is great and so is Chavinda in Martinez.

106 MrBenJangles February 22, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Maybe there is so much debate here, because, for the most part, a burrito is a burrito. If you Yelp all of these places, each, except taco bell and chipotle, have about 80% positive ratings. Personally, the El Tri at Los Pinos is great. El Farolito is delicious. Cinco De Mayo is hit or miss, but usually pretty good. El Faro is a fire-rhea factory. Pretty much all of those little holes-in0the-wall throughout Concord are gonna be great…it is difficult to mess up beans, seared meat, and sauce.

107 idiot Josh February 22, 2011 at 8:20 AM

“Josh February 21, 2011 at 2:10 PM

we’re talking best burrito in Claycord and people are saying Chipotle? probably the same type of people who would pick lil wayne over radiohead…”

Idiot Josh-ie boy,
You criticized but provided NO input. NICE!

Nobody mentioned any burrito places that offer WHOLE WHEAT tortillas. There’s only one place on Willow Pass near the old Cost Plus that does, too bad they charge extra for Cheese?!?!

Besides that one, the only consistent burritos without Fat and gristle are the ones at Chipotle, sorry Joshie boy. No doubt, we would see Rhianna, Justin Bieber & Katy Perry on your Ipod.

108 poo February 22, 2011 at 8:49 AM

I do…

109 Ian February 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Los Tacos De Pancho – awesome tri-tip burrito, great camerones burrito

Mexican Burrito – if you like wet burritos, this place is awesome

110 Ian February 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I wish we could get a Cotijas in Nor-Cal.
They have the greatest breakfast burrito ever!!! Hash Brown Burrito!!!

111 Ceiba February 22, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Burritos – Los Pinos el tri burrito!
Tacos(crispy) – Los Panchos
Enchiladas – Forgot the name lol but it’s that place between the fire station and timeout. The sauce they use is out of this world.

112 Claytron February 22, 2011 at 10:51 AM

My vote goes to the Gourmet Burrito in the Clayton Station. Don’t know if it qualifies as “authentic”, but they’re damn good

113 bellaitaliana February 22, 2011 at 11:49 AM

also good is Jalisco Burritos in Walnut Creek’s Citrus Center. They’re awesome!

114 Anon February 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM

I agree with Miss Diagnosis. Los Gallos next to Safeway in PH used to be my favorite burrito place until I ordered a nasty, rubbery, cartillage-filled chicken super burrito about a month ago. I always thought it was a much cleaner restaurant than the one by todos santos but the cleanliness and food quality have gone downhill fast. I wouldn’t say it’s nasty yet but definitely getting there.

I am not a big fan of Los Panchos and always thought their food was overrated and lacking authenticity (the owners aren’t even mexican so what do you expect). I was actually disappointed when they moved into the old Balazo in Danville a few months ago. I was hoping we would get a more authentic mexican restaurant in town post-balazo but that didn’t happen. Oh well, I’ll have to keep coming back to Claycord to get my burrito fix.

115 Concordian February 22, 2011 at 3:56 PM

I can’t believe nobody has mentioned El Molino on Monument. It is consistently awesome, fresh tortillas, authentic seasonings, and great prices. With burritos it is really all about the seasoning. Anyone can put together a decent burrito, but the authentic flavor is what makes it great. I have visited nearly every taqueria in the area; los gallos and el farro are significantly worse. Go and get the al pastor tacos, you won’t be disappointed.

116 raeray February 22, 2011 at 5:17 PM

I’m The Urban Spaceman,
yes i agree that it should have guac but u have to ask for it and the french fries are curly fries and los panchos tacos makes it great i add the sour cream and guac and its literally the best burrito ive ever eaten next ill be trying the san deigo style fries they sound great!

117 Jimmy Knee Cricket February 22, 2011 at 5:48 PM


Wheat tortilla?!?!? WHEAT TORTILLA ?!?!?

What cold fire and warm snow is that????

118 D.V. GUY February 22, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Los Tacos De Pancho Tri tip burrito wet with mole, Carnitas wet/verde
the prawn quesadilla isn’t bad either. Tacos al pastor are tasty too

Los Gallos burrito Banado/ Red and their salsa bar is outstanding!

Los Altos Tacos al pastor (best in town) and the best torta al pastor!

Since we seem to be nominating out of town spots La Cumbre in the Mission is loco, crazy good, insane etc…. but caution is the word after dark! you might need to buy an extra burrito for the street peeps.

119 Maura February 23, 2011 at 5:39 AM

El Molino on Monument. Best everything.

120 burritos!!! February 23, 2011 at 11:02 PM

1) Del valle super mercado on monument
2) Los altos in the parkand shop
3) los gallos

121 Bowsprite February 24, 2011 at 6:45 AM

Most definitely it’s Mexican Burritos on Monument at Reganti – we’ve been eating there for 20 years

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