Ah, the breakfast burrito. A mix of eggs, potatoes and fixings wrapped up in a warm and oh-so soft tortilla, it’s the perfect breakfast for those on-the-go-go-go mornings. Whether you’re looking for a convenient and portable all-in-one meal or want to stay a spell and savor the wonderful flavors only a breakfast burrito can offer, stop by these Chandler restaurants for some of the best offerings in town.
El Sol Mexican Café & Bakery
A Chandler favorite since 1988, El Sol Mexican Café & Bakery is all about family. Obed de la Cruz and his wife Panfila own and operate the restaurant, where Obed’s father bakes desserts for the shop, and the couple’s three children have also helped run the family business. Known for its homemade tacos, tortas, quesadillas and, of course, pastries, El Sol is also a favorite among the breakfast crowd. That’s because their breakfast burritos are filled to the brim with fresh ingredients befitting the most important meal of the day. Egg and potato can be paired with ham, chorizo or bacon. Or if your appetite is especially hearty, try the Super Bueno stuffed with ham, bacon, egg, potato, bean and cheese.
Map: 760 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 786-0811
Celebrating nearly 50 years in Chandler, Elmer’s Tacos is an Arizona institution. Original owner Elmer Cuen opened the shop across from Chandler High School in 1974 and since then, it’s become a favorite spot for students, teachers and alumni—along with longtime customers who can’t resist the delicious dishes the restaurant is known for. If it’s a breakfast burrito you’re craving, you’ve come to the right spot. Elmer’s serves a variety of choices, including eggs with bacon, sausage or ham; chorizo and eggs; and eggs and machaca (add beans to any burrito free of charge). Make your burrito into a meal by adding a serving of fluffy rice and fresh-made beans.
Map: 355 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 963-6763
Birrieria Don Jose
Located inside the bright yellow building on the northeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Galveston, Birrieria Don Jose specializes in slow-roasted birria, a traditionally spicy and savory Mexican stew that’s slow cooked until the meat is tender. While you may be tempted to stop by for a birria taco, quesadilla, torta or burro, don’t miss the restaurant’s breakfast burritos. Stuffed with beans, cheese and country potatoes, take your choice of ham, chorizo, bacon, sausage or asada. Then treat yourself to something sweet by ordering a fresh-made churro on the go.
Map: 691 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 912-1879
Run—with love—by the five Ochoa sisters, Los Taquitos features authentic Mexican dishes made from family recipes passed down through the generations. For a delicious start to your day, indulge in a hearty breakfast burrito filled with eggs, cheese and potatoes. Then add bacon, chorizo, asada or pollo to take amp it up, or order the supreme burrito to take things to the next level. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative, you can substitute whole eggs for egg whites.
Map: 2855 W. Ray Road, Chandler AZ 85224 or (480) 264-4371
Los Favoritos Taco Shop
Serving authentic Mexican cuisine since 2001, Los Favoritos lives up to its name. A favorite spot among Chandler locals and visitors, the restaurant uses the freshest ingredients in its authentic dishes. Breakfast is no exception. Their breakfast burritos are brimming with potatoes, eggs and cheese, but that’s just the beginning. Add your choice of chorizo, sausage, bacon, ham or machaca, as well as steak and longaniza, a Spanish sausage made from ground pork.
Map: 1900 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 782-9400
We love a restaurant that does one thing and does it well. Case in point Rita’s Burritos, where the only thing on the menu is, you guessed it, burritos. While they offer a variety of options, their breakfast burritos are the perfect start to your day. Go with the traditional bacon and hash (browns, that is) or the chorizo and hash. Or be a little adventurous and order the Breakfast Barbacoa filled with eggs, barbacoa, cilantro and onion. For a healthy take, try the Whites & Turkey, made with egg whites, ground turkey and spinach.
Map: 4040 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85248 or (480) 404-9128