While Utahns aren't particularly known for their love of spicy food, we do love to sink our teeth into some mega burritos stuffed with delicious ingredients and flavors.
For National Burrito Day, which falls on the first Thursday of every April, we've compiled a list of places we consider residents' top, go-to restaurants for a burrito that is sure to give you a food baby. While there are too many Mexican restaurants throughout the valley to compile into one big list, these are our top picks. If your favorite isn't on the list, let us know in the comments!
(Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Brasas Mexican Grill
This place dishes up plenty of good tacos, but it also serves some massive burritos.
There are 17 different kinds of burritos to choose from on Brasas' menu. It offers regular burrito options like grilled steak, tongue and vegetables, as well as specialty burritos like The Tijuana, Texaas, California, New Mexico, Sweet Carolina and the Monster (which comes in at $27 and we assume is the size of a small toddler).
Location: 238 W. 100 South, Provo
According to a Daily Herald review, Mi Ranchito's food is visually inspiring.
This delicious, more traditional Mexican food spot offers up a variety of combinations of burritos with beans, including chicken, pork, beef, and even chile verde smothered burritos or chile relleno burritos.
Locations: 390 E. State St., American Fork; 1109 State St., Orem
If you like a little fight with your burrito, Sweeto Burrito might be for you. They're definitely not traditional.
While it originally started as a food truck in the valley, it has several brick-and-mortar stores serving up eight kinds of burritos stuffed with ingredients from tots and onion rings to cheeseburger and buffalo hot sauce. You might not get as much bang for your buck as at traditional Mexican restaurants, but it will check off the adventurous category.
Locations: 1990 State St., Orem; 1284 N. University Ave., Provo
Dona Mary Mexican Grill
The decor and interior is a little outdated, but don't let that deter you. Dona Mary Mexican Grill is like if your abuelita made every meal with a hint of amor herself.
Try the al pastor or breakfast burritos for a real treat.
Location: 1462 N. State St., Orem
Street Tacos Don Joaquin
Though the restaurant is known more for their street tacos, obviously, don't forget their bomb.com burritos. Whether you like carne asada, chicken or just bean and cheese, each burrito is to die for and will easily fill you up.
Location: 150 W. Bulldog Blvd., Provo
Los 2 Potrillos
If you want authentic Mexican cuisine at pretty reasonable prices, Los 2 Potrillos is the place to be. Be sure to get the kitchen sink burrito, which is billed as a meal you share.
Location: 146 S. Main St., Spanish Fork
We all get cravings that sometimes can't be controlled. Cravings at night are particularly unrelenting and in Utah County can leave limited options.
Rancheritos is known for being open and ready 24 hours a day to fulfill those late-night cravings, though we can't promise there will be zero regrets come morning.
Our guilty pleasure comes in the form of its Mixed Breakfast Burrito that includes both ham and bacon, along with potatoes, cheese and egg. (They're also served all day.)
Rancheritos serves 23 different burritos in total, so chances are if you're looking for a diversity of proteins or options, it'll be there.
Locations: 960 S. University Ave., Provo; 66 W. Center St., Orem
Whether you prefer Cafe Rio's delicious handmade tortillas stuffed with grilled steak or its famous pork, the restaurant has a reputation that has visitors and former residents crawling to its doors when finally in proximity.
A great aspect of Cafe Rio's burritos is being able to get it "enchilada style" with a delicious sauce added on top and quickly broiled, creating a very moist burrito that subsequently requires the use of a fork and knife.
Locations: 2250 N. University Parkway, Provo; 139 N. State St., Orem; 782 N. 800 East, Spanish Fork; 1513 N. Redwood Rd., Saratoga Springs; 1851 W. Traverse Parkway, Lehi