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10 Breakfast Burritos in San Diego Worth a Million Bites

Fully-Loaded and Wrapped With Love—Just How We Like ‘Em!

Where there are beaches, there should always be burritos—and lucky for us, San Diego is home to the best of both. Authentic taco shops light up the city, satisfying everyone from the early risers to the late-night bar crowd with some shops open a full 24 hours. Satisfy any hunger with endless combinations of carne asada, pollo asado, chorizo, eggs, hash browns and more snuggled up in giant, fluffy homemade tortillas. The early bird gets the best burritos, and we’re rounding up our favorites to make sure you hit the right spots. Breakfast Burritos San Diego


Casero Taqueria

Must-Try: Machaca Breakfast Burrito

Enter homemade heaven at Casero Taqueria, featuring a chef-inspired menu perfectly complemented by housemade tortillas, salsas, marinades and guacamole. Their Baja-influenced menu serves up burritos, tacos, soups and salads and of course, deliciously balanced margaritas to boot. Enjoy your chosen company as you experience the lively Casero culture in this community-forward, casual restaurant.

Location: Carlsbad


Ranch 45

Must-Try: Breakfast Burrito

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Properly named for what it prides itself on most, Ranch 45 places an emphasis on the farmers, ranchers and fisherman that put the hard work into the beauty they present on the plates. Find options from farm to sea at this community-focused restaurant, complete with a butcher shop and cooking classes! Pop in for breakfast and lunch every day of the week or dinner on Thursday through Sunday.

Location: Solana Beach

Breakfast Burritos San Diego

Taco Surf 

Must-Try: Build-Your-Own Burrito

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Taco Surf in Pacific Beach does things a little differently: this taco shop’s BYOB. It’s not what you think—you have the option to build your own burrito! Start with a base of either a breakfast burrito, California burrito or veggie burrito and choose up to three or four add-ins. Where there is surf, there must be tacos—and may the opposite also always reign true.

Location: Pacific Beach

Breakfast Burritos San Diego

PB Shore Club

Must-Try: California Burrito

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A good time is always a shore thing at PB Shore Club, serving up non-stop eats, drinks and good vibes. Well-known for its beachfront location and events nearly every night, this iconic boardwalk-facing establishment also serves up delicious seafood plates and sides, including a classic California Burrito. No burrito excursion would be complete without this San Diego classic.

Location: Pacific Beach



Cafe Coyote

Must-Try: Machaca Burrito

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Lay back and lounge a while at Cafe Coyote, a historical landmark in the heart of Old Town San Diego. Open 364 days a year, enter to find a constantly buzzing atmosphere among burritos galore being served up for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Watch tortillas made “a mano” (by hand) right from your table alongside traditional Mexican entertainment and mariachis. 

Location: Old Town

Breakfast Burritos San Diego

Barrio Star

Must-Try: Barrio Breakfast Burrito

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Soak in the feels of self-proclaimed Mexican soul food at Barrio Star, Banker’s Hill’s premier restaurant featuring classic dishes with a bold Latin flair and Asian touches. Pair their healthier renditions of traditional Mexican fare with a delicious cerveza or an inventive cocktail like their roasted jalapeño blackberry margarita! With bold flavor comes bright decor, of course; stay a while and lounge in their lively, vibrant ambience.

Location: Banker’s Hill



Must-Try: Cali Asada Burrito

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When hunger strikes, it’s only right that you crush a burrito. And there’s nothing more right for that moment than Crushed, the brunch hotspot in Pacific Beach serving up unique mimosas and super-inventive brunch bites. Try a little bit of everything and sip on a mimosa or margarita flight with your Cali Asada burrito! Secure a spot early if you can—a line out the door is to be expected.

Location: Pacific Beach

Breakfast Burritos San Diego

Vallarta Express Mexican Eatery

Must-Try: Huevo Ranchero Burrito


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If you’re stopping off at Vallarta Express Mexican Eatery, chances are you’re on your way down to the water. Start your day on the right foot by ordering their surf and turf burrito, packed to the brim with rice, sour cream, guacamole, shrimp and steak. Stop in and keep it super casual in their classic taco shop interior, or you can grab and go to enjoy with a side of sunshine.

Location: Pacific Beach

Breakfast Burritos San Diego

Ranchos Cocina

Must-Try: Buenos Dias Burrito

Known for their wide variety of vegan and vegetarian burritos and dishes, there’s something for everyone at Ranchos Cocina. Find vegan shrimp, vegan chicken or even vegan carne asada at this all-inclusive spot, which gathers many of its fresh ingredients from local farmers markets. Get your burrito fix and shop local for breakfast, lunch and dinner made with love! Don’t be surprised if you leave dreaming of coming back, and you can even try their extensive catering menu for your next event!

Location: North Park

Señor Burro

Must-Try: The Hash Brown Burrito

Just like mom used to make—or honestly, a slight step above— Señor Burros’ homestyle Mexican fare is a must-taste. With a menu encapsulating all of the goodness each burrito should have wrapped into one, there’s no such thing as a wrong decision here. Give your day a little bit of spice and try the Diablo Shrimp Burrito, complete with hot sauce, rice and white sauce. It’s super hot–but as their slogan goes, your taste buds will never be the same.

Location: La Mesa

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Jaclyn is a sunshine chasing San Diego native with an extensive writing background. When she isn’t word-smithing, you can find her playing beach volleyball, skating the boardwalk, or on a rooftop enjoying a drink in the sunshine with her pals.


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