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The Most Popular (Non-Chain) Burrito Restaurant in Every State

United States Restaurants + Bars Food + Drink
by Elisabeth Sherman Apr 6, 2022

When you love Mexican food, any time of day is the right time for a burrito. But if you need another excuse to dig into this beloved and widely popular dish, April 7 is National Burrito Day. In honor of the occasion, Google Maps compiled a near comprehensive list of the most popular burrito restaurants and chains across the United States, as well as local and Latino-owned favorites in every state.

The survey yielded some information that might not be surprising: First off, Chipotle, Qdoba, and Moe’s are the top three most popular burrito chains in the US. However, there are nine states – Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, and Nevada – that, according to the Google Maps data, “have local or regional burrito chains that rank first as the most popular burrito option over Chipotle, Qdoba, or Moe’s.”

As for where to go to find the most burrito restaurants per capita in the country? That would be Texas, home to some legendary Tex-Mex cuisine. Not only should burrito enthusiasts be sure to make their way to Texas, but there are also several other states where Mexican food is among the most popular cuisines. The top 5 burrito-loving states, according to Google Maps, are Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico, Illinois, and California.

The data doesn’t stop there though. As anyone who truly loves Mexican food should already know, the best burritos don’t come from chains, but from locally owned and family operated spots. That’s why Google maps compiled a list of the “top-searched, non-chain, Mexican and burrito restaurants that serve burritos in each state.”

The list includes Taqueria Downtown in Jersey City, New Jersey; Guerrero Maya in Portland, Maine; and Que Pasa Cantina in Rapid City, South Dakota. Here’s the full list so you check out which burrito spot made the rankings for your state – and hopefully stop by to sample the menu on National Burrito Day:

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