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10 Spots to Visit in New Orleans for National Burrito Day

07:00 April 02, 2024
By: Gabriella Bonura

This year's National Burrito Day will be held on April 4. For burrito lovers worldwide, this means major discounts and freebies to satisfy your burrito needs.

These discounts will be available at restaurants like Taco Bell, Chipotle, Del Taco, Elle Polo Loco, and Moe's Southwest Grill. However, If you are from the Greater New Orleans Area and want to support local, the following restaurants listed in this article will be sure to satisfy any burrito craving.

10 NOLA Spots to Visit for Burrito Day

1. Carreta's Grill

Multiple Locations, carretasgrillrestaurant.com

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This restaurant is known for its delicious, authentic food and excellent service. Fulfilling your burrito needs here wouldn't be a problem with its versatile burrito section of the menu.

You can choose from the following: Burrito Con Queso, Tex-Mex Burrito, Burrito Supreme, and the customer favorite Fajita Burrito. If any of these burrito's fit your palette, be sure to pay Carreta's Grill a visit.

2. Felipe's Mexican Taqueria

Multiple Locations, felipestaqueria.com

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With various locations all over the New Orleans area, Felipe's is the place to be to experience a great burrito. The 12-inch Super Burrito is stuffed with all the fixings of your choice.

To celebrate National Burrito Day, Felipe's is offering their delicious Super Burritos for 50% off. Enjoy the Super Burrito at a great price and consider also trying Felipe's Super Carnitas Burrito or the California Burrito.

3. Juan's Flying Burrito

Multiple Locations, juansflyingburrito.com

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Juan's Flying Burrito is a stand out that found its start in New Orleans's Lower Garden District. The Flying Burrito is an all-time customer favorite. It is normally filled with gulf shrimp, marinated skirt steak, Creole chicken with cheddar and jack cheese, black beans, yellow rice, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole, all rolled in a lightly grilled tortilla.

If you are a veggie lover, don't fret. There's a veggie burrito, called the Veggie Punk, that will send anyone flying just to get a taste of this burrito. Is your mouth watering yet? If so, head on over to Juan's Flying Burrito, where your tasted buds are bound to take off.

4. Izzo's Illegal Burrito

Multiple Locations, izzos.com

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Izzo's Illegal Burrito is a local Louisiana food chain that offers the best when it comes to burrito bowls and reasonable prices. For National Burrito Day, enjoy a steak, chicken, or veggie burrito bowl.

The restaurant is set up semi-buffet style, so you can top your bowl with any ingredients of your choosing. For your convenience, this restaurant offers curbside pick-up, as well as delivery.

5. Los Compadres Mexican Grill

2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 766-6160, orderloscompadresla.com

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If you find yourself on the Westbank, consider grabbing a burrito at Los Compadres in Gretna. The restaurant offers all kinds of delicious Mexican classics such as tacos, enchiladas, margaritas, and much more.

Two of the more interesting burritos on the menu include the NOLA Burrito (steak, pico, French fries, beans, and cheese) and the Mole Burrito (grilled chicken or brisket, pico, rice, and cheese topped with a traditional mole, or chocolate, sauce). Come across the Crescent City Connection and enjoy Los Compadres for National Burrito Day.

6. Johnny Sanchez

930 Poydras St., (504) 304-6615, johnnysancheznola.com

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Located in the CBD, Johnny Sanchez was opened by award-winning chef, judge on MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, and author Aaron Sanchez. Johnny Sanchez combines Mexican cuisine with a New Orleans flare.

Their menu features a large burrito filled with Mexican rice, black beans, queso, crema, guacamole, and jalapeños. You can chose to add chicken, shrimp, carnitas, or steak to your burrito.

7. El Gato Negro

Multiple Locations, elgatonegronola.com

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With locations in the French Quarter, Lakeview, and Historic Gretna, El Gato Negro is known for its authentic Mexican cuisine with an exceptionally large menu. Their burritos are stuffed with meat or vegetables, queso, red onions, rice and beans, and topped with chorizo salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

Fill your burrito with your choice of protein, including chicken, pulled pork chorizo, vegetables, or ground beef. Make sure to check out their LA Crawfish or Lobster Claw Burritos.

8. Velvet Cactus

6300 Argonne Blvd., (504) 301-2083, thevelvetcactus.com

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The Velvet Cactus is located just a few blocks away from City Park, making it a great spot to grab a burrito to go and enjoy it in as a picnic. Even with the park right there, don't skip on enjoying the beautiful ambience of the restaurant.

Enjoy a piping hot burrito in their nicely decorated outdoor patio. Order their El Outlaw Burrito with their cantina chili and crispy tortillas or go for their aptly named El Big Burrito and add on fajitas, steak, mushrooms, or shrimp.

9. Country Flame

620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138, countryflamerestaurant.com

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Country Flame combines several delicious cuisines including Mexican, Spanish, and Cuban influences. Country Flame is a French Quarter staple open every day serving delicious well seasoned dishes.

They offer a classic burrito with a choice of chicken or beef served with rice, beans, cheese, sour creme, and guacamole. They also have a shrimp burrito for those looking for lighter option.

10. Los Jefes

3224 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 226-6084, losjefesgrill.com

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Los Jefes is yet another incredible option for National Burrito Day. This spot is a Metairie favorite all year round for margaritas, burritos, and everything in between.

Los Jefes has three delicious burrito options, a surf and turf with carne asada and shrimp, a chicken burrito, and al pastor with jalapeño ranch. Each of their burritos can be ordered as a chimichanga, deep fried and covered in white queso.

Enjoying Burritos in Greater New Orleans

Americans love Mexican food, and New Orleans is a hidden gem when it comes to really good Mexican cuisine. From traditional to Tex-Mex, the Crescent City offers a wide range of establishments that specialize in Mexican dishes.

From tacos and fajitas to chimichangas and burritos, New Orleans has a lot to offer. So get your friends or family together and visit any of these 10 local restaurants for National Burrito Day.

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