Best Burrito Orange County 2009 - Taqueria Tapatia
Readers' Choice: Chipotle
In this world of rising tortilla prices, in this county of 11 p.m. restaurant closings, it's wonderful and comforting to know you can visit this longstanding SanTana standard and enjoy a massive, cheap burrito until 3 in the morn. But convenience isn't the only reason Tapatia's burrito stands above all. Savor the options—carnitas, al pastor shaved off a spit soaking with juices, crunchy carne asada, even velvety tongue—and appreciate the slightly crispy tortilla and how its foil casing ensures it doesn't explode in your hands. Before you go, load up on the complimentary pickled onions and carrots, which impart a better crunch than any tortilla chip could ever aspire to.