Toronto's Best Burritos

Chef Jamie Kennedy Bites Into T.O's Tastiest Burritos



Big Fat Burrito, 285 Augusta Ave., Kensington Market

Big Fat Burrito is a Kensington Market institution. After careful consideration, top chef Jamie Kennedy (of Gilead fame) was swayed by BFB’s steak burrito’s impeccable balance of flavours: “It’s really juicy, really flavourful — this burrito is the complete story,” says Kennedy, who is set to open a new restaurant, Jamie Kennedy on the Falls. “It’s got a little bit of heat, and those classic cilantro-avocado-onion-barbecue flavours come through.”    
Price: $7.50


RUNNER UP - Burrito Bandidos, 362 Bloor St. W.

A “close second” to his top choice, Kennedy tells us he likes the “sweetness of the pork,” and how the flavourings help to “downplay the rice.”
Price: $6.15


La Mexicana, 838 Yonge St.

“I like the toastiness of the tortilla,” says Kennedy of La Mexicana’s chicken burrito. “And I’m definitely enjoying the smoky hot sauce.”
Price: two for $13


Burrito Boyz, 575 College St.

“This is really good,” says Kennedy, trying Burrito Boyz’s famed halibut burrito. “It’s a risky thing to do — but the fish is a good medium for the burrito.”                                                                                                                                   Price: $8.85


Taqueria, 20 York Mills Rd.

Kenney says this adobo chicken burrito is a “derivation” of the classic wrap. “It’s good. I like the heat and the creaminess of the avocado,” he says.
Price: $5.99


Chinos Locos, 459 Church St.

“I actually like the chicken in this,” says Kennedy, admitting he prefers other types of meat to poultry. “I think it’s been pulled — with a little chili. Nice textures.”
Price: $6.99


Tacos El Asador, 690 Bloor St. W.

Although Kennedy adores the tacos from this bustling Salvadoran shop, he says this chorizo burrito is “a little flat,” and “the sauce provides more of the same.”
Price: $5.40


Burro Burrito, 655 College St.

“This one looks good,” says Kennedy. “It’s a little lacking, compared to some of the others, but there are some nice fresh ingredients here.”
Price: $7.50


Barburrito, 230 Commerce Valley Dr. E.

Taking a hearty bite of this chicken burrito, Kennedy says: “I’ll just say it doesn’t compare favourably.”
Price: $7.35

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Toronto’s Best Southern BBQ Briskets

Toronto’s Best Southern BBQ Briskets

We rounded up the city’s top southern BBQ briskets and sat Grant van Gameren down with meat maestro Zane Caplansky to suss out who knows their beef. Who has truly mastered the BBQ pit? Find out here.
Posted 1 year ago
T.O.’s best jerk chicken

T.O.’s best jerk chicken

Toronto’s climate may not compare to the Caribbean, but we sure have our fair share of joints dishing out Jamaican heat. Chef Grant van Gameren tells us who knows their jerk chicken — and who doesn’t.
Posted 2 years ago
T.O.’s best ribs

T.O.’s best ribs

The city is awash in new southern barbecue spots — from Barque to Stack and back again. Whose Hogtown smokehouse is putting out the tastiest ribs? Chef Grant van Gameren gives us the Texas lowdown.
Posted 2 years ago
T.O.’s best ice cream sandwiches

T.O.’s best ice cream sandwiches

From toasted marshmallow ice cream to bacon butterscotch cookies, Toronto’s gourmet ice cream sandwiches aren’t your typical cookies and cream. Here, chef Grant van Gameren tells us which cool concoction is tops.
Posted 2 years ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module