El Taco Veloz: If you’re turned off by loads of filler stuffed into your burrito, head to this favorite of Mexican transplants and lovers of the cuisine. Any taco filling is available in burrito form — minus the rice and other usual suspects. Instead, the soft flour tortillas are packed with nothing but one of the many fillings such as soft shreds of barbacoa (slow-cooked beef) coated in a silky lacquer of its own fat and juices, or a chile relleno filled with gooey cheese. Some of the locations have a drive-thru, but park it and head inside so you can grab a few goodies from the salsa bar to eat with your meal. 5670 Roswell Road, 404-252-5100; and other metro Atlanta locations.
Pura Vida: “Top Chef” contestant Hector Santiago’s pan-Latin tapas restaurant is where the unexpected — especially the recent addition of a burrito to the menu — is commonplace. Santiago cooks chicken down in a sauce of three chiles until it's reduced to tender shreds with a hint of spice. Compactly wrapped into a flour tortilla before being grilled on one side, the dish is neatly plated with a dollop of crema Mexicana, a mild tomatillo salsa and one last touch that’s a near perfect representation of the chef’s edgy yet refined cooking style: a serrated knife plunged into the burrito at an angle. 656 N. Highland Ave. 404-870-9797. www.puravidatapas.com.
Raging Burrito Decatur: Most of the burrito joints in Atlanta aren’t locally owned or the menus aren’t burrito-specific. Well, Raging Burrito is one of the few that is all burritos, all the time. No matter your eating restrictions, you can build whatever burrito your heart desires, in a variety of sizes. The restaurant offers validated parking in the adjoining lot, which makes it easy to grab and go. But the enclosed patio is a favorite hangout for regulars who want to take advantage of the bar offerings. 141 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-377-3311. www.ragingburrito.com.
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Your mom loves them, so there's that.
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