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Get Stuffed on National Burrito Day at These Local Businesses
After another fly by month April is upon us! If you don’t already have it marked on your calendar, April 1st is National Burrito Day. Would you like a side of guacamole with that? If you weren’t sure what you were going to have for lunch tomorrow, maybe this list will spark some ideas. Nearly every neighborhood in Portland has a spot to grab Tex-Mex-inspired goodness but here are a few tried and true spots to get you started.
- Beaumont: If a burrito bowl is more your speed, Tacovore is a great option. Their modern spin with coconut black beans, jicama-radish kimchi and a vegetarian smoked tofu option sounds good to us!
- Central Eastside: If the name Robo Taco doesn’t have you hooked, then their food will. This offbeat spot has a very Portland vibe and is a welcome sight to the bar-hoppers along SE Morrison.
- Foster: The Portland Mercado is a celebration of all Latinx cultures. But if it is a burrito you are after, make sure to stop at Fernando’s Alegria when you visit the bustling marketplace. Fernando’s offers a creative twist to the classic burrito. No business district is complete without a neighborhood taqueria, and Foster’s Nayar Taqueria fits the bill. Their burritos check all the boxes.
- Gateway: You can always count on El Indio to do it right. If you are really hungry, try their Fajita Burrito, which is big enough for two.
- Hillsdale: Salvador Molly’s has been at it since 1994. They utilize a lot of international flavors and you can always count on them for a fun experience.
- Lents: Whether it’s carne asada, al pastor, lengua, or chiva you’re craving, El Pato Feliz Jr. has you covered in the Lents Town Center.
- Northwest District: For 20 years Pepino’s has been a go-to spot for food that is fresh, healthy and high quality. They are also an environmentally sustainable business, composting and recycling 90% of their trash.
- Rosewood: Have you tried Birria? Birrieria La Plaza specializes in the Mexican traditional beef stew that is cooked slowly for hours with seasonings and spices. Get it in a burrito!
- St. Johns: El Coyote is a food cart with a small patio that is ideal for sunny spring days. Rose City Taqueria is perfect for the person who wants classic Mexican cuisine made in a traditional way.
- Woodlawn: While tamales are their specialty, Tamale Boy also serves a mean burrito. Try their Burrito Del Mar which is their version of a classic burrito, served with shrimp instead.