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Check out the 35 best burritos in America.

Could these be the best burritos in the nation?

Published: Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014 - 9:55 am

Which Mexican restaurants serve the best burritos in the land? According to the foodies in the field who report to the editors at the Daily Meal — the website that covers all things food and drink — 35 places go beyond the so-so and into the wow!

Naturally, California has a big presence with nine restaurants, including a bunch in San Francisco. Those are La Taqueria for its carnitas burrito (ranked No. 2; 2889 Mission St., 415-285-7117). The Papalote Mexican Grill for its carne asada burrito (No. 4, 3409 24th St., 415-970-8815, La Tapatia in south S.F. for its al pastor burrito (No. 7, 411 Grand Ave., 650-589-5881, El Farolito for its carne asada burrito (No. 11, 2779 Mission St., 415-824-7877). Taqueria Cancún for its wet vegetarian burrito (No. 18, 2288 Mission St., 415-252-9560).

The Daily Meal gives the top spot to La Azteca Tortilleria in Los Angeles for its chile relleno burrito, followed by Gordo Taqueria in Albany for its carnitas burrito (No. 6), La Perla Cocina Mexicana in San Diego for its carne asada burrito (No. 14), and Taqueria Los Charros in Mountain View for its carnitas burrito (No. 16).

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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