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Chicago Gets 3 Spots On America's Top 35 Burrito List

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(Source) Chicago’s burritos may not be as famous as the city’s pizzas and hot dogs, but that didn’t stop them from being named among the top burritos in the country.The Daily Meal released its list of the “35 Best Burritos in America” and Chicago managed to nab three spots on the list.One tasty tortilla wrap was even named among the top five burritos in the nation—the Carne Asada burrito at L’Patron in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood. Two other Chicago burritos also made the list, with the Chorizo burrito at Irazu ranking at no. 25 and the Super Lomo burrito at La Pasadita rounding out the list at no. 34.

The Daily Meal said qualifying burritos needed to include fresh ingredients, a good selection of meats and add-ons and customization.“When you drive by this place does your mouth immediately start to water, forcing you to impulsively pull over and, before you know it, you’re diving face-first into the burrito of your dream?” the Daily Meal wrote. “Yeah, those are the burritos we’re looking for. Snagging the top spot and “best burrito” title was the Chile Relleno Burrito at Los Angeles’ La Azteca Tortilleria.

 

 

3 Chicago burrito joints on the top 35

5. L’Patron (Logan Square)

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25. Irazu (Bucktown)

 

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34. La Pasadita (Wicker Park)

 

I’ve actually never been to L’Patron, which makes me an awful burrito guy, I apologize for that. As for the other two, Irazu is an awesome Costa Rican restaurant on Milwaukee and La Pasadita is actually my favorite burrito joint in the entire city. That’s the place I’ll go if I need an old reliable.

 

But that is all neither here nor there. I like the spirit of these rankings, I appreciate whoever put the list together but The real question concerning this top 35 is how the hell they let LA qualify. Doesn’t that seem a little unfair? Would you put Tijuana in the competition or Mexico City? Because that’s basically LA. So without LA by my rough calculations this list now proves that San Francisco and Chicago lead the country in great burrito spots. I can live with that.