Favorite all-day breakfast burrito in Santa Fe?
- finlero Feb 16, 2010 10:29 AM
Albuquerque's chamber of commerce slogan should be "Home of the All-Day Breakfast Burrito". I love that I can walk into Frontier, Golden Pride, Taco Cabana, etc, and count on tortilla-wrapped eggs, bacon, cheese, hash browns, and green chile all day.
Plenty of Santa Fe places serve breakfast burritos 'til 11 a.m. What are your favorites for later in the day? Fast and to-go would be especially desirable, but curious about table service too. Thanks in advance!
So seems like the best bets for a post-11-a.m. breakfast burrito in SF are coffeehouses and places out in Big Box Land (aka south Cerrillos). A few quick reports:
Santa Fe Baking Co. - adequate. Green chile is a little gloppy, tortillas aren't my favorite. Can also take freaking forever to get your order.
Flying Star - quite good, absurdly expensive. Tortillas are usually good, occasionally slightly stale. Notably good red and green chile, on the mild side by NM standards. The larger version costs over ten bucks with bacon (compared to Blake's clocking in at just over three), the smaller "graburrito" will still cost you over seven.
Counter Culture - big, quite good, reasonable value. Between the red chile home fries and the green chile, this one runs hot. Not the world's greatest wrapping job, so best to grab a fork and knife. Nice bonus of being able to enjoy with a Thai iced tea.
Los Amigos - features a specific to-go-only breakfast burrito. Probably the best of the post-11-a.m. lot for value and taste, but (a) still not anywhere near as good as Blake's or Frontier, and (b) easily my least favorite thing I've had at what is at this point my favorite Mexican place in the city. Awesome red chile, good green, tortilla is fine, just under five bucks. But I'd much rather spend the 6ish bucks on their breakfast sandwich, an open tortilla with their phenomenal fresh salsa.
The Pantry, Tecolote Cafe, and Flying Tortilla all have all-day breakfast burritos, but I think they work best as sit-down places.
I'm sure there are more out there, so please post if you know about 'em, and I'll do so the same as I discover more...
Santa Fe Baking Co & Cafe
504 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
930 Baca St, Santa Fe, NM 87505
1203 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Flying Tortilla Restaurant
4250 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Flying Star Cafe
500 Market St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Honorable mention goes to El Merendero aka Posa's, which serves breakfast 'til noon.
Home fries instead of hash browns, which is a minus, but everything else is very, very good. Absolutely terrific red and green, some of the spiciest I've had anywhere. And they grill the burrito after wrapping, which is a nice touch. At over 5 bucks, not ultra-cheap, but the quality and quantity is there. The Seattle's Best coffee they brew ain't half bad either.
Dinner here is remarkably excellent too, this has rapidly become one of my favorites in town.
Both locations are also spotlessly clean. I prefer the one on Rodeo, as they have windows into their tamale factory, which is downright hypnotic to watch in action.
Posa's El Merendero
1514 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Posa's El Merendero
3538 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507
I fed my crew well with a selection of tamales from Posa's -- pork, green chile chicken and vegan.
Picked up a few dozen at breakfast time, and they were still warm and moist for our lunch break.
These tamales are yummy -- especially the vegan offering (and this is a rave review from an omnivore).