If you’re used to starting your day with a big breakfast, a burrito is a good way to go. Depending on the size, a breakfast burrito can either get you through the morning or the entire day. From the reasonable to the downright massive, here are some of the best places in Orange County to get a breakfast burrito to begin your day.
28698 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Maybe you don’t think of a burger place when you think of breakfast burritos, but this burger place has one of the best burritos you’ll find, and it is served seemingly moments after you order it. When you receive it, you’ll be directed to the salsa bar where you can get just the right one to spice up your burrito. It is loaded with eggs, potatoes, a generous amount of cheese and your choice of meat (chorizo, bacon, etc). You won’t walk away hungry from this one.
14430 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
Hole Mole is a place you could drive by several times without even knowing you’ve done so. When you do find it, you’ll also find a very good burrito. This place goes beyond the usual eggs, meat, potatoes and cheese in a tortilla. You can satisfy your craving for spice with a burrito that contains jalapenos. It also has a couple vegetarian burritos including one with Anaheim chilies. At less than $5, the price is great and the size is reasonable so you won’t feel it sit in your stomach for half a day.
12401 Haster St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Crazy Grill is a small place that requires a little research or local knowledge to find, but your first trip will get you to go back. When the burrito is brought to your table, half of it is wrapped in foil and it won’t take long to find out why. It stays piping hot until the last bite…or the last bite you can manage. The burritos here are filled with three eggs, hash browns, meat and cheese. If you have one of these monsters for breakfast, you can probably skip lunch.
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23990 Aliso Creek Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
A breakfast burrito is generally eggs, potatoes, meat and cheese. Since the ingredients don’t vary a lot from one burrito to the next, it’s nice to find the places that add the little touches that set them apart. At Ted’s Place, the burrito includes both avocado and salsa, which add an excellent flavor component, regardless of what meat you choose. It’s a safe bet that once you’ve had a burrito here, you’ll make return visits for more.
3960 S Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Your first response when you’re handed your burrito at Nate’s Korner might well be “Whoa!” It is a hefty burrito to be sure – impressive both in length and thickness. The options range from a burrito with two meats and two eggs to three meats (ham, bacon, sausage) and three eggs, all of which are wrapped in a giant tortilla. In the chorizo burrito (pictured), the meat is crisp and surrounded by hash browns and eggs. You’ll be asked if you like it spicy (with jalapenos) or regular. If you do order the chorizo burrito, make sure you have plenty of napkins handy.
Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.