While Phoenix is known for its Mexican food, the star of the show is the breakfast burrito. They’re an integral part of everyday life in Phoenix: they’re cheap, they’re easy to eat on the go, and most importantly, they’re delicious! The finest breakfast burritos have fresh and tasty fillings and even better homemade tortillas, which all of these Phoenix spots know are the keys to success.
Here are the best breakfast burritos in Phoenix.
2310 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Rosita’s Place is a bustling restaurant, packed no matter the time of day, yet you’ll never need to wait long for their gargantuan breakfast burros. As soon as it arrives at your table, you may find yourself overwhelmed by its sheer magnitude…fear not, just have a napkin handy and dive right in. They have a variety of fillings, like ham and beans, but you should definitely get the chorizo. It has a balanced spice and Rosita’s certainly does not skimp on cramming their tasty tortillas to the max. The burrito may fall apart as you eat it, but simply bust out some fresh tortilla chips for a breakfast nacho (did we just invent a new dish?)
2126 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ
As soon as you walk into Carolina’s, you can tell that, after over five decades of service, it’s a well-oiled machine with no frills (this mostly carry-out business doesn’t even have art on the walls) but plenty of delicious food. Start your day off right by ordering one of their breakfast burritos with all the usual fillings (potato, beans, machaca, or the eternal cheat code of chorizo). The beans and potatoes are a bit mild a layer compared to the meat and egg, but it’ll still be a delightful meal thanks to their best-in-town homemade tortillas.
5032 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014
For over a decade, the Rodriguez family has been bringing authentic Mexican food to the families of PHX. They have all your favorite combo platters (we’re partial to the #6 with a Shredded Chicken Taco & Chicken Burrito) as well as specials (like Carne Asada Fries), but they also serve breakfast all day. Each breakfast burrito has egg and cheese, but you can crank up the filling with meats like bacon, steak, and machaca, or potatoes.
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501 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix AZ
On the happening thoroughfare of Roosevelt Row, this collaboration between Chef Suny Santana, artist Gennaro Garcia, and restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin, brings a charming and trendy concept to Phoenix. Taco Chelo has you covered with all your favorite Mexican staples – tacos, margaritas, arroz con leche – but get there early to get their dreamy breakfast burrito. It even comes with a small bag of chips…talk about a power breakfast!
4140 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
When a spot has “burrito” in the name, you know they mean business. Ever since opening in the Melrose District in 2014, they’ve served hundreds of thousands of ecstatic regulars and newcomers. While they have all types of fan-favorite burritos (including Shrimp and Pork in Green Chile), they also have several breakfast options. You can have one “your way” and opt in to whatever toppings you want, like bacon, ham, and sausage. The House Favorite includes eggs, grilled onion, grilled jalapeno, and potatoes. The wait can be long, so come hungry, but not TOO hungry (or else you might end up hangry).
1002 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
As soon as you walk up to El Norteño, you can just tell it’s going to be authentic. It has the unique feel of a neighborhood staple that still maintains a hole-in-the-wall charm. The chorizo and egg breakfast burrito is absolutely divine, with enough heat to keep you alert but never to the point of discomfort. It’s dense but not overpowering, so you can put one of these away and then feel energized to go about a productive day. Bear in mind that this is a cash-only establishment, so plan accordingly.