It’s a good time to be a resident in Springfield Missouri. There are many reasons. We talk about them all the time as do many other proud citizens of the city. Perhaps one under-looked reason it’s so good to be in the Queen City right now is the superfluity of ambrosial burritos available to us in any direction in our humble town. That’s right we’ve an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the sweet calling of a burrito dinner in Springfield. Here are just a few of our very favorite choices.
Fusion flavors are what Wheelhouse does best and their burrito is a perfect example of their flavor-mixing prowess. It’s got traditional ingredients like cheese, guac, rice and beans, but it also comes with a spicy Thai Chile sauce that can be order with varying degrees of mouth burning. Plus it has roasted garlic and Chile Pasilla. So good!
One thing that sets Catrina’s apart from other Mexican restaurants in town is style. Everything they do has panache and individuality. Their chimichanga is no exception. What sets it apart is the crema. It’s a smooth, refreshing addition to the classic ingredients of the chimichanga. Also included is queso, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole in deep fried tortilla filled with shredded beef, chicken tinga, ground beef, steak, grilled chicken, shrimp or pork carnitas.
La Paloma is easily in the discussion for best MExican restaurant in Springfield these days and a lot of that comes from being masters of the details. Take one look at the beautiful chalk murals at their Sunshine location and you’ll know what we’re talking about. That laser focus goes into the food as well. The chicken chipotle burrito features a unique pink sauce that combines queso with chipotle in a delightful way. The burrito itself has a great blend of grilled vegetables and perfectly cooked julienned chicken breast.
Authenticity is key at Cesar’s. We’re huge fans of their new location on Sunshine and even bigger fans of the loco burrito. It doesn’t require flashy ingredients or a gimmick. It’s just a precisely delicious burrito that’s executed perfectly. We love the added benefit of the queso and red sauce each covering half of the tortilla, offering two different sets of tasty bites.
What kind of Springfieldian blog would we be if we didn’t include the most famous burrito in town? It’s cheesy, saucy goodness has been bringing smiles to peoples’ faces in the city for decades. Seriously, if you haven’t tried one to this point in your Springfield life, please correct this.
While known primarily for tacos, Tortilleria Perches can absolutely nail the landing on solid burrito. The name of this burrito is a mouthful and so are its contents! The star here is a classic salsa verde, adding a punch to the traditional burrito stylings. It might be tough to turn down the tacos, but if you’re gonna do it, we suggest the Burrito A La Bandera Mexicana.
If you’re really hungry, you probably need to make a date with El Puente’s King Burrito. This thing is the size of a chihuahua. No joke. It’s like the burrito you’d find in San Francisco’s Mission District: big, filling and packed with meat, cheese, sour cream and rice.
Alert: This burrito has french fries in it! If that sounds absolutely awesome, it’s because it is. Purple Burrito does it San Diego style with their California. It’s a yuge portion with little pockets of guac and sour cream between beans, rice and your protein choice. If you’ve never had one San Diego style, start today.
Elotes Don Toño’s Carne Asada
Don Toño is one of the best kept secrets in town. Not many people know about its authentic goodness. WE highly recommend checking it out at it’s permanent location next to Neighborhood Market on South Glenstone. Everything there is good and they employ unique flavors in fun ways. The Dorinachos are a great side to get with your burrito. It’s nachos with street corn, jalapeño, cheese and Doritos!
The downtown mainstay for Mexican food is known for its crisp, delicious tacos, but the Sergio is a great option too! It’s a deep fried burrito. What else do you need to know? Oh, they also serve it vegetarian for non meat eaters. The queso con chile verde that is drizzled on top is to die for. Next time you’re craving Mexican downtown, hit them up!