Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! How will you celebrate? Burritos or tacos are the big debate. Tacos get all the attention, but did you know that a National Burrito Day existed in April? Yes, it does! On April 5th, we missed it by a few days so let’s just make a month out of it! Move over tacos, or just for this post (because I love you every other day). What better way to seek out the best upcoming Cinco de Mayo locations than with some burrito adventures!
I’d like to call myself a Mexican food know-it-all but there so many local restaurants I have yet to visit. In the meantime, I’ve been on a mission to find the best of them and I solemnly swear to their deliciousness.
As an avid Yelper I’ve created a list of some of my favorite Elkhart County burrito locations – namely in Goshen, Indiana. I’m not affiliated with any of these locations, I simply love Mexican food. You can click on each restaurant to be directed to restaurant information, hours, as well as my Yelp review. Now, let’s see how many times I can type “burrito” in one post!
Tacos El Portal – Goshen, IN. This taco truck also features some of the yummiest and BIGGEST burritos around. Although I can’t find set hours for them I’ve noticed they are available for lunch during the weekday and open late into the night on weekends. Conveniently located in the parking lot at 428 W Pike St. The burrito supreme is a favorite, be forewarned – it’s huge and you could probably make two meals out of it! It comes with your choice of meat, rice, onions, cilantro, avocado, tomatoes and a sour cream for just $7. Their Verde sauce is perfect.
Hacienda Mexican Restaurant – many locations. Although not an authentic Mexican restaurant, they are known for their famous Wet Burritos. A huge burrito filled with your choice of meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and covered in their Hacienda sauce and cheese. Available with ground beef, shredded chicken, beef pork, red potato or black bean. On Monday’s their daily special is a small wet burrito for $7.49! Dine-in or online ordering for pick-up is available, open Monday-Sunday.
Los Primos Mexican Grill – Goshen, IN. The authentic version of Chipotle. For just $6.50 you can build your own burrito which your choice of meat, rice and beans, and all the toppings you want (guac and queso are a little more). Arrive a little early to avoid the lunchtime line. Meats and veggies are fresh and the service is always fantastic. Their newer location on West Jefferson Street in downtown. If they have their Horchata available, grab a glass while you are there!
Takeria El Maza – Goshen, IN. A small, family-owned restaurant tucked away on the north side of Goshen. Their chicken burrito smothered in their homemade Verde sauce is my favorite and runs around $6-7. Take out and dine-in are both available. They are open Monday-Saturday from 11am-8pm (11 pm on Friday nights) and an excellent lunch option.
Javis – Goshen, IN. A taco truck operation that sits on the north side of Goshen in the Concord area. The truck operates on Friday-Sunday with late nights on Friday and Saturday, staying open until 1am. You can snag a burrito for around $6.50 with a variety of meat choices: steak, chicken, shrimp, chorizo, beef head, beef tongue, and carnitas. These burritos come packed with cheese, veggies, guacamole, avocado, and sour cream.
Photo credit: Matt Nelson