Burritos are a staple for any Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant, café or truck stop, and scrumptious tasting options can be found all over the city of Houston. The best part about a burrito is its versatility; this is one food that each diner can customize to fit her or her unique taste buds, and many of these Houston area restaurants are more than willing to accommodate individual taste. These restaurants are filled with as much character as the burritos themselves.
Price: Breakfast and lunch – $5.95
Hours: Mon – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues to Fri – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rustika Café, a family owned café and bakery run by Leo and Chef Francis Reznick, offers a unique blend of Mexican and European food, a mouthwatering bakery,cooking classes and even parties for your children. With breakfast served all day long, the breakfast burritos are among the most ordered foods on the menu. Diners never leave with an empty stomach; homemade tortillas are stuffed to the max with eggs, sausage, bacon, chives and any other ingredients you wish to add. Rustika is the perfect place to bring family, friends or business associates for a filling breakfast meal.
Price: $6.45 Build-your-own
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri and Sat – 11 a.m. to midnight
Whether you are coming for the weekly date nights, game nights or family time, Bodegas offers a unique dining experience. Pick your meats, salsa and toppings when you first walk into the door to craft your own personal burrito or taco. The salsas offered are some of the most interesting and unparalleled in Houston; try the bacon-avocado ranch, ancho-lime or mango blaze salsas for one of the most distinctive burritos money can buy. Add one of Bodegas’ famous margaritas to the mix and settle down for an enjoyable meal.
Price: $6.95 Small, $7.95 regular
Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mexican food collides with Vietnamese cuisine to form one of the best spots for lunch in Downtown Houston: Bouray’s Burrito Bar. Half Mexican, half Vietnamese, this restaurant provides a build-your-own burrito bar. Choose between the original burrito, the veggie burrito, and the no mess burrito; add all of your favorite toppings (which are also healthy, including grilled meats, and steamed broccoli); then pick your meats, which range from traditional fajita beef and chicken to BBQ beef and chicken to chicken curry. Enjoy a great lunch at the bar or have Bouray’s catered to you for work meetings.
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Price: $10.95 Fajita burrito
Hours: Sun – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Papa and mama Lopez have been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to providing catering and hosting events in the Alief area since 1979. Whether you are coming for the lunch special, bringing your kids for dinner or having a night out, Tequila Lopez’s burritos are exceptional. The menu features a fajita burrito with 1/2 pound of fajita meat, chimichangas, burritos and a multitude of combination plates to choose from. The authentic Mexican food is served from the kitchen with love, and if you ask nicely, the Lopez’s will show you the hidden secrets within the murals that adorn the walls of their restaurant.
Price: $7.95 burrito dinner
Hours: Sun to Wed – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thurs and Fri – 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A local mom and pop favorite, Natalita’s Mexican Restaurant offers great food in a relaxed atmosphere. Here diners will find a wide variety of food on the menu, ranging from burgers and steaks to Tex-Mex and burritos. The burrito dinner comes with guacamole salad, beans, cheese and your choice of meat and is topped with a delicious chili gravy. Authentic Mexican food with an American flair, you will not go home with an empty stomach after dining here.
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Kelli Kelly is a freelance writer who resides in Houston, Texas. Discovering how to make recipes family friendly, healthy, and in a short amount of time using ingredients that can usually be found in your pantry already is a passion of Kelli’s. She also helps to teach children’s cooking/baking classes and parties. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.