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Non-chain Burrito's?

Smiles2008 May 12, 2008 08:52 PM

I am looking for some burrito recs-specifically non-chain in the DC metro area. I am from texas and we have Freebirds! Previously, I have lived in San Diego and had enjoyed the burrito stands all over town. Anything in DC/NOVA? I am still looking for a decent burrito joint out here...

There is the Burrito Joynt in Alexandria/Kingstowne-but it's pretty mediocre at it's best...

  1. johnb May 13, 2008 06:55 PM

    Definitely El Charrito Caminante. Ask for Burro, chorizo, poco arroz, picante. Enjoy.

    1. ktmoomau May 13, 2008 08:38 AM

      Mexicali Blues has a decent burrito, Taqueria Poblano I have never had their burritos by judging by all the different tacos I have had it is really good, it is in Del Ray. I really like the tacos at TECC, will have to try a burrito.

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      1. re: ktmoomau
        GarlicandGinger May 13, 2008 01:49 PM

        Al Carbon up in Rockville isn't bad either. Give it a whirl.

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        CDouglas May 13, 2008 07:29 AM

        The Well-Dressed Burrito down an alley on 19th Street, NW and across from CF Folks does a great job. Great homemade salsas too.

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          dodomaster May 12, 2008 09:31 PM

          Forget it...I used to go to the Freebirds in Isla Vista, next to UCSB, and they were great...here in DC/MD/VA, they are just okay...you might want to check out the Mexican restaurants (El Tapatio, etc) in Riverdale, but like I said, just okay. You might try to look for them taco trucks and maybe they have burritos too...good luck.

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          1. re: dodomaster
            ChewFun May 13, 2008 07:11 AM

            El Charito Caminante have really good burritos (and everything else). Now, I wish I could find a good wet burrito.

            1. re: ChewFun
              Dennis S May 13, 2008 07:22 AM

              I've never heard that term - what is a wet burrito?

              1. re: Dennis S
                sweth May 13, 2008 04:12 PM

                A burrito smothered in red sauce and sometimes topped w/ cheese (aka "enchilada style). For ChewFun: Austin Grill, Baja Fresh, and I believe Well-Dressed Burrito all do pretty good wet burritos.

                (I don't know if there are still any Chi-Chis around, but the last time I was at one (a few decades ago) they did wet burritos, too. I don't know that I would call them good, though...)

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            Wangspeed May 12, 2008 09:06 PM

            Teocalli Tamale in Herndon, VA is good, but honestly, I like Chipotle more...

            Warren (also from Texas)

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            1. re: Wangspeed
              Dennis S May 13, 2008 03:15 AM

              Second Teocalli (which I do prefer over Chipotle). Also El Charitto Caminante, and just about any of the taco trucks (including the one in Reston that moved location again and I can't find right now), even though the burrito is an American concoction.

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