As any breakfast burrito aficionado knows, happiness can be packed, wrapped and smothered in green chile. Denver has several restaurants offering the humble breakfast burrito — here are some of the best spots around town.
The burritos are big and the lines are long at this Golden burrito truck. The Chupacabra, with hash browns, chorizo, sausage and bacon, is well worth the wait.
This little 16th Street Mall cart that could was voted the city’s best breakfast burrito last year. Burrito chef Manuel Breackenridge brings his mother’s legacy to the masses by sharing the recipes that have sustained Denverites for almost a decade.
Chef Hosea Rosenberg, who comes from New Mexico, serves a take on the classic breakfast burrito at both of his Boulder restaurants.
Simple is good, but spicy is better. The burritos from this no-frills Colfax locale are smothered with green chile and melted cheese.
Illegal Pete's Colfax
Diners can choose among chorizo, bacon, veggies and pork or vegan green chile for your build-your-own breakfast creation.
Santiago's Mexican Restaurant
Santiago’s is pretty much synonymous with Denver breakfast burritos, and with good reason — the handheld green chile wraps are a steal at $2.25.
Smok Barbecue - Denver
The new kid on the block on the list, Smok adds its smoked brisket to the burrito for a barbecue and southwestern mash-up that works.
Lafayette, CO 80026
Taco Wagon may be hard to find — the truck is parked in a Lafayette market’s parking lot — but its green chile and shredded potato-packed burritos are standouts.
Denver, CO 80212
Burrito Giant fans rave about the crunchy bacon, spicy chile and ideal potato-to-egg ratio in these giant burritos.
El Taco De Mexico
The breakfast burritos at this Santa Fe icon come loaded with rice and beans in addition to the requisite eggs and legendary green chile.