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Where's the best burrito in Brooklyn?

xerg Aug 10, 2011 08:05 AM

I'm most interested in places in Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg but recs for other nabes are appreciated as well. I have had the most miserable luck with finding good Mexican or even Tex Mex of any kind ANYWHERE in NYC. I have just started this quest and found myself at Buffalo Cantinia (don't ever ever go there) and Tortilleria Los Hermanos (which is fine, sorta, but doesn't do burritos).

Tortilleria Mexicana Tres Hermanos
271 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Buffalo Cantina
149 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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    SpiceJunkies RE: xerg Aug 10, 2011 08:39 AM

    Calexico hands down if your looking for Cal-Mex style. It's the closest I've found to a Bay Area burrito. One in Greenpoint, another in Columbia Heights, and there is the cart in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

    122 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    645 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Furman St Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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      xerg RE: SpiceJunkies Aug 10, 2011 09:06 AM

      Interesting suggestion. I tried a taco at their cart and was seriously disappointed with it. I think I had the carnitas one. It was completely bland and seemed like it was trying too hard to be upscale-ish. Maybe I'll give the GP location a shot and try a burrito there just to double check.

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      fke76 RE: xerg Aug 10, 2011 02:54 PM

      Buddy's Burritos on court street, been going for about 16 years delish!

      Buddy's Burrito & Taco Bar
      260 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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        twan55 RE: fke76 Aug 16, 2011 10:50 AM

        Words cannot describe how much I disagree with the above statement.

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        Bookistan RE: xerg Aug 10, 2011 03:04 PM

        Calexico is an interesting choice. I think the food is really tasty, if incredibly caloric, but it's not an "authentic" burrito (difficult to pin down what this means because people from different parts of the US have a different take on what makes a great burrito). It's like a gentrified, hipsterized burrito. If you are looking for a San Francisco type burrito, you really aren't going to find it in NY. You'll find attempts, but nothing as good as what you'll find in the west coast. New York is really much more of a taco town.

        122 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        645 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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          Spoony Bard RE: Bookistan Aug 11, 2011 03:40 PM

          That there's no SF burritos in NY and that this town is more of a taco place has always been true, but what about Maya Taqueria? I searched chowhound and no dice, but this article was promising: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/...

          He's a SF chef who wanted to bring that style specifically to NYC.

          Anyone been?

          Maya Taqueria
          637 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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            chowbie RE: Spoony Bard Aug 16, 2011 11:30 AM

            I've ordered from there several times. It's only ok, although I think the spicy shrimp burrito is the best thing there. If the OP is from California or anywhere else with "real" Mexican food, though, probably Maya will disappoint (just like most Mexican in NYC generally).

            Aren't there any good burritos in Sunset Park? I'd sure like to know if there are.

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          10ozBourbon RE: xerg Aug 11, 2011 06:55 AM

          I'm a big fan of Taqueria de los Muertos on Washington Ave in Prospect Heights. It's become a go to since I moved to the neighborhood a little over a year ago. The burritos are huge and delicious with a good variety of tasty meat and veggie fillings. They got the pickled veggies and hot sauces fixin bar and the half-liter glass bottles of coke and some bottled beers. I recommend grabbing one and eating it a Washington Commons up the street washed down with a craft beer.

          Taqueria De Los Muertos
          663 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

          Washington Commons
          434 Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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            DeborahPlum RE: xerg Aug 16, 2011 11:39 AM

            Calexico hands down. Definitely give the GP location a try - had to be a fluke. The Burritos Negros AMAZING and their tofu (even if you're not a big tofu person) actually has flavor.

            645 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

            1. araess RE: xerg Aug 19, 2011 04:01 PM

              Gotta say the Chula Vista from Rachel's with Carne Asada instead of ground beef is the closest to San Diego style I've had around here. They use fries instead of rice. Get the trio of picantes/salsas and a no-ice marg pitcher.

              Rachel's Taqueria
              408 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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