Ten Breakfast Burritos To Try Now

Smok’s breakfast burrito

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.

Bonfire Burritos

17025 S Golden Rd
Golden, CO 80401

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.

Bonfire Burritos, a little trailer in Golden, serves their burritos smothered in green chile.
Bonfire Burritos/Facebook

Asada Rico

813 16th St Mall
Denver, CO 80202

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.

Asada Rico’s originated from selling burritos from a cooler and have now been ranked among Denver’s best.
Michael F./Yelp

Blackbelly Market/Santo

1606 Conestoga St #3
Boulder, CO 80301

Chef Hosea Rosenberg, who comes from New Mexico, serves a take on the classic breakfast burrito at both of his Boulder restaurants.

Santo’s breakfast burrito

La Abeja

508 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203

Simple is good, but spicy is better. The burritos from this no-frills Colfax locale are smothered with green chile and melted cheese.

La Abeja serves Mexican favorites on East Colfax, including smothered breakfast burritos to eat in or take out.
La Abeja/Facebook

Illegal Pete's Colfax

2001 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Diners can choose among chorizo, bacon, veggies and pork or vegan green chile for your build-your-own breakfast creation.

Choose your own fillings in the breakfast burritos at Illegal Pete’s
Illegal Pete’s/Facebook

Santiago's Mexican Restaurant

571 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204

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.

Santiago’s breakfast burritos are found at locations all across Denver, creating a burrito empire.
Deals In Denver/Facebook

Smok Barbecue - Denver

3330 Brighton Blvd #202
Denver, CO 80216

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.


Taco Wagon

503-2 S Public Rd
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.

Tucked away in a parking lot, this truck’s breakfast burritos come loaded with a choice of fillings.
Viktoria P./Yelp

Burrito Giant

4501 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212

Burrito Giant fans rave about the crunchy bacon, spicy chile and ideal potato-to-egg ratio in these giant burritos.

Burrito Giant lives up to its name in Berkeley.
Chris B./Yelp

El Taco De Mexico

714 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204

The breakfast burritos at this Santa Fe icon come loaded with rice and beans in addition to the requisite eggs and legendary green chile.

A Santa Fe staple, El Taco De Mexico serves traditional dishes smothered in their unique green chile.
Jesse B./Yelp


No love for Chickee’s?!

Personally, I prefer the juniors at Burrito Giant. Just the right size.

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