Best Breakfast Burritos In Washington DC

September 18, 2013 8:00 AM

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In many ways, a breakfast burrito is the perfect dish to start your day. Filling, with protein and vegetables, it is also flavorful and easy to eat quickly, with no utensils needed. Making one can be time consuming, however, so see below for the restaurants that serve the best breakfast burritos in town. Some are spicy, some are cheesy and some are simple, but they are all delicious.

District Taco
1309 First St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-7359

This downtown taqueria serves a delicious breakfast burrito filled with potatoes, black beans and, of course, eggs. The burrito is accompanied with shredded lettuce, lots of cheese and District Taco’s famous chili salsa. Vegetarians beware: the chili salsa does have meat in it so if you order this dish, ask for the Mayan salsa instead. This burrito is available all day for $7. Keep in mind the burrito does have a bit of a kick to it, or as District Taco calls it, it is “Yucatan spicy!”

Pica Taco
1406 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 518-6820

Pica Taco has two locations, but its Florida Avenue venue is the only one that features a tasty breakfast burrito. The base of the burrito is piping hot eggs that have been scrambled with onions, green and red peppers and black beans. You can choose to add cheese, salsa, jalapenos or avocado. The avocado is a great addition. It’s fresh and delicious and adds a great element of creaminess. Try Pica Taco’s breakfast burrito for only $4.95.

El Tamarindo
1785 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 328-3660

The breakfast burrito at El Tamarindo is really a complete meal. The burrito is made with a flour tortilla stuffed to the brim with rice, beans, eggs, salsa and two kinds of gooey melted cheeses. The eggs are perfectly scrambled, the black beans are rich and the cheese and salsa add plenty of flavor. The burrito comes with crispy home fries and a fruit medley. Sold for $10.99, the breakfast burrito is only served at brunch. Enjoy it with a mango mimosa.

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Red Derby
3718 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 291-5000

This breakfast burrito is only available on the weekends, but it is worth the effort. Cheese, potatoes, eggs and tomatoes serve as the filling of the breakfast burrito at Red Derby. Well-seasoned and hearty, it is one of the restaurant’s most popular brunch items. It comes with crunchy and addictive tater tots, but you can also order fresh fruit on the side. The dish is sold for $8. Brunch cocktails are available for $3, making this one of the best brunches in the city.

1301 U St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 462-2322

Alero is a local staple in D.C. with four popular locations around the city. Each one has a breakfast burrito, but the one on U Street has the best one. Called the Mexican burrito, it is a jumbo concoction of earthy poblano peppers, tomatoes, sweet onions, scrambled eggs and ham, which can be omitted for vegetarians. The burrito is drenched in ranchero sauce, which is a spicy Mexican tomato sauce, and also covered with melted cheese. Fruit and refried beans are served alongside the burrito, which costs $9.99.

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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at

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