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12 Of The Most Epic Breakfast Burritos In San Diego

A classic dish to start your morning right.

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Post dawn patrol/heavy night on the town, few things can cure an A.M. craving like a breakfast burrito. Whether you prefer them filled with eggs, bacon, carne asada or machaca, a handheld "brekkie burro" is everything you could possibly want to kick start your day. In honor of this SoCal culinary staple, Eater rounded up 12 of the most bomb spots for breakfast burritos in San Diego.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cotija Taco Shop

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3720 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 226-1477
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The hash brown burrito and California Surfing burrito (carne asada, shrimp, fries, salsa fresco, guac, creamy chipotle) are two noteworthy mentions at this straightforward counter spot, which has been serving up authentic Mexican eats since 1974.

2. Ranchos Cocina

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3910 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 574-1288
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Traditional eats like the Buenos Dias burrito (scrambled eggs, salsa fresca, cheese) share menu space with more veggie-friendly fare like shitake machaca, and vegan breakfast burrito with tofu scramble and homemade Tempeh sausage at this North Park gem.

3. Dos Brasas Mexican Food

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1890 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 291-6527
Eats from this unassuming Old Town taco shack certainly live up to the hype. Stuffed full of meats, cheese, and eggs their breakfast burritos are, wrapped up in homemade tortillas and served with a hot red sauce that packs the perfect amount of heat and flavor.

4. Colima's Mexican Food

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2302 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 297-2715
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Between 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. a regular breakfast burrito at this informal counter-serve spot will run you about $3.69. Or take your pick from nine other brekkie burros, including the grande, machaca, chorizo, hash brown, steak and egg, steak and bacon, sausage or the burrito a la Mexicana.

5. Don Bravos

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5504 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-8940
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Served from 8 a.m. to noon, expect a sizeable breakfast burrito with all the usual fixings plus other breakfast fare like huevos rancheros, machaca con huevo and steak ranchero at this petite but popular spot in Bird Rock.

6. Sarita's Mexican Food

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9906 Campo Rd
San Diego, CA 91977
(619) 589-0146
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This local Spring Valley go-to is open 24-hours, and has a great choice of breakfast burritos right around the $5 mark. Fillings include everything from ham and eggs, bacon, beans and salsa to carne asada and potatoes.

7. Lucha Libre

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1810 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 296-8226
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While breakfast selections are slim (at what is arguably one of San Diego’s most vibrant taco shops) the El Jefe breakfast burrito, which comes with steak, eggs, cheese, Pico de Gallo, avocado slices, special chipotle sauce and fries, is an awesome choice.

8. Nico's Taco Shop

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5151 Morena Pl
San Diego, CA 92110
(858) 272-7907
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Fast, friendly and delicious, some say the breakfast burritos at this classic OB spot are nothing short of magical. Humungous, super tasty and crazy cheap, grab a sausage breakfast burrito to order out and enjoy on the beach.

9. Juanitas Taco Shop

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290 N Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 943-9612
Juanita’s is the quintessential hole in the wall taco shop located right off the 101 in Leucadia. Get here early for their breakfast burritos, which are loaded with cheese, eggs, and chorizo; also nod-worthy are their ‘oft Yelped and “freaking amazing” California burritos.

10. Taco Surf

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4657 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-3877
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Folks swear by the breakfast burrito offerings at this surfboard heavy spot, steps from the PB boardwalk. Always huge and always delicious, you get the option to build-your-own burro by choosing four add-on ingredients, and the crispy hash browns are a must.

11. JV's Mexican Food

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1112 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 276-0758
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Packed with beans, fries, bacon, and cheesy goodness you’d better come hungry for the breakfast burrito at this amenable spot on Morena Blvd. Another worthy contender to the morning menu line-up is the meat lovers breakfast quesadilla ($6.50), which is filled with eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, beans and cheese.

12. Oscar's Mexican Seafood

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703 Turquoise St
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 603-8123
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A longstanding local favorite, Oscar’s breakfast burritos come with a choice of meat (smoked fish, bacon, ham, steak, or chorizo) plus eggs, cheese, potatoes, and avocado for a super reasonable $3.99. While the lines can be long it’s always worth the wait, just don’t forget to bring cash.

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1. Cotija Taco Shop

3720 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107
The hash brown burrito and California Surfing burrito (carne asada, shrimp, fries, salsa fresco, guac, creamy chipotle) are two noteworthy mentions at this straightforward counter spot, which has been serving up authentic Mexican eats since 1974.
3720 Voltaire St
San Diego, CA 92107

2. Ranchos Cocina

3910 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Traditional eats like the Buenos Dias burrito (scrambled eggs, salsa fresca, cheese) share menu space with more veggie-friendly fare like shitake machaca, and vegan breakfast burrito with tofu scramble and homemade Tempeh sausage at this North Park gem.
3910 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104

3. Dos Brasas Mexican Food

1890 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
Eats from this unassuming Old Town taco shack certainly live up to the hype. Stuffed full of meats, cheese, and eggs their breakfast burritos are, wrapped up in homemade tortillas and served with a hot red sauce that packs the perfect amount of heat and flavor.
1890 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

4. Colima's Mexican Food

2302 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
Between 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. a regular breakfast burrito at this informal counter-serve spot will run you about $3.69. Or take your pick from nine other brekkie burros, including the grande, machaca, chorizo, hash brown, steak and egg, steak and bacon, sausage or the burrito a la Mexicana.
2302 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104

5. Don Bravos

5504 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Served from 8 a.m. to noon, expect a sizeable breakfast burrito with all the usual fixings plus other breakfast fare like huevos rancheros, machaca con huevo and steak ranchero at this petite but popular spot in Bird Rock.
5504 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037

6. Sarita's Mexican Food

9906 Campo Rd, San Diego, CA 91977
This local Spring Valley go-to is open 24-hours, and has a great choice of breakfast burritos right around the $5 mark. Fillings include everything from ham and eggs, bacon, beans and salsa to carne asada and potatoes.
9906 Campo Rd
San Diego, CA 91977

7. Lucha Libre

1810 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
While breakfast selections are slim (at what is arguably one of San Diego’s most vibrant taco shops) the El Jefe breakfast burrito, which comes with steak, eggs, cheese, Pico de Gallo, avocado slices, special chipotle sauce and fries, is an awesome choice.
1810 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

8. Nico's Taco Shop

5151 Morena Pl, San Diego, CA 92110
Fast, friendly and delicious, some say the breakfast burritos at this classic OB spot are nothing short of magical. Humungous, super tasty and crazy cheap, grab a sausage breakfast burrito to order out and enjoy on the beach.
5151 Morena Pl
San Diego, CA 92110

9. Juanitas Taco Shop

290 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Juanita’s is the quintessential hole in the wall taco shop located right off the 101 in Leucadia. Get here early for their breakfast burritos, which are loaded with cheese, eggs, and chorizo; also nod-worthy are their ‘oft Yelped and “freaking amazing” California burritos.
290 N Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

10. Taco Surf

4657 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Folks swear by the breakfast burrito offerings at this surfboard heavy spot, steps from the PB boardwalk. Always huge and always delicious, you get the option to build-your-own burro by choosing four add-on ingredients, and the crispy hash browns are a must.
4657 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109

11. JV's Mexican Food

1112 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
Packed with beans, fries, bacon, and cheesy goodness you’d better come hungry for the breakfast burrito at this amenable spot on Morena Blvd. Another worthy contender to the morning menu line-up is the meat lovers breakfast quesadilla ($6.50), which is filled with eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, beans and cheese.
1112 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110

12. Oscar's Mexican Seafood

703 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109
A longstanding local favorite, Oscar’s breakfast burritos come with a choice of meat (smoked fish, bacon, ham, steak, or chorizo) plus eggs, cheese, potatoes, and avocado for a super reasonable $3.99. While the lines can be long it’s always worth the wait, just don’t forget to bring cash.
703 Turquoise St
San Diego, CA 92109

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