On the surface, making a burrito seems pretty easy. Pick your meat, mix in some rice, beans, and cheese, and wrap it all up.

But there are definitely certain things that a restaurant can do to put their burritos over the top. I may not be a chef, but I’m definitely a lover of Mexican food, and here are some things I look out for when ordering a burrito.

The Bigger, the Better

If I can hold the burrito in my hands, it’s not big enough. I want to be using a fork and knife and inch away at a mountain of beef and cheese.

Gimme That Sauce

I love to have different sauce choices to drizzle over a burrito. Whether it’s cilantro, cheese, or mole, I want it all.

No Flop Allowed

In my opinion, a soggy burrito is never good. I like the flour tortilla to be warm with a little crisp to it, so when I go in for an extra-large bite, it doesn’t fall right off of my fork. There’s no denying it, I am a messy eater, so I need my burritos to be intact as possible for the sake of my shirts.

Sour and Guac on the Side, Please

To keep the burrito from getting too soggy, I like to get the sour cream and guacamole on the side. Restaurants usually plop a giant heap of the two right on top, and I certainly appreciate the heavy hand on toppings, but I like to decide how much I want on each bite. Foodie Pro Tip No. 1.

I tried out Frontera Grill in Fairhaven for the very first time today, and I am ecstatic to report that their burritos check off each box of my burrito list. I love trying new places and eating all types of food, but burritos seem to never let me down, and I’m pumped to have found a high-quality spot to get my Mexican fix when needed.

What’s your favorite type of meal? What restaurant should I try next?

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