One of the greatest days of the year, that we honestly only just discovered, has arrived and that day friends, is Burrito Day.
That’s right, the world is so good that we have been gifted a whole day to celebrate the tasty, rolly goodness of the humble burrito and we are pretty happy about it.
In honour of that, here are 10 bueno (good) spots to sample burritos on the Gold Coast. From north to south as always.
Putting a (very) healthy spin on Mexi-goodies is Zambreros who are also offering two for one burritos to celebrate National Burrito Day. Which is pretty much the greatest thing ever. Not to mention for every burrito purchased they supply a meal to someone in need. It’s win, win here Gold Coasters.
Where: Pimpama, Oxenford, Biggera Waters, Nerang, Ashmore, Southport, Surfers Paradise, Robina, Burleigh Waters, Tugun, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads
Guzman y Gomez
If you haven’t tasted a Guzman burrito, you haven’t lived. Particularly after a night on the town just quietly. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure style situation here, pop in any fillings you like and definitely add jalapenos, avo and Chipotle sauce and you’re on your way.
Where: Nerang, Harbour Town, Southport, Robina Town Centre, Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads
La Diosa Mexicana
The baby of the bunch, found at Circle on Cavill, La Diosa is one of the prettiest Mexi-joints around and MOST IMPORTANTLY they’re serving up a burrito-y lunch special that you’ll want to get involved in fo sho. It’s your choice of a chicken, pork or pumpkin (yum) burrito plus chips and salad for the measley price of $15. You may also get epic dinner burritos but lunch is where it’s at.
Where: Shop 11, Circle on Cavill, Surfers Paradise
Montezumas / The Aztec
They of the family-friendly Mexican good times sure can roll up an epic burrito. You may choose from five varieties including shredded beef, chilli verde, frijoles (great word). chicken and garlic prawns and we say give ‘em all a go.
Where: Montezuma’s: Aloha Building, 8 Trickett St, Surfers Paradise and The Aztec: Aria Building, 17 Albert Ave, Broadbeach
The Broady fave has been serving up the goods for some time now and they don’t seem to be slowing up. Burrito Bowls are the name of the game here and yes we know, burrito bowls aren’t burritos but they are the healthy version and they are very tasty. So there.
Where: 2460 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
They of the giant Mexi-feasts are absolutely killing it in the burrito game. As may have guessed, their menu is based off authentic California-style eats, complete with hot chips (French fries as they say) wrapped up in the California Burrito. So yourself a favour and get involved in that one. Wear stretchy pants.
Where: 1/1718 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
Hail Mary is the little Burleigh beauty is pumping out all the tasty eats but, in particular, the burritos are the goods. Choose from five varieties including two veggie and one vegan options, all of which are taste sensations. We particularly enjoy the Snapper and Mango burrito but we’ve never met a Hail Mary dish we haven’t liked.
Where: 6/26 James Street, Burleigh Heads
Again, here we have burrito bowls to make room for the extra margaritas we know you’re going to taste while enjoying National Burrito Day. Frida Sol also offer five-star views of the Palmy ocean. There are three burrito bowls to choose from including a vego option so make sure you stop in here.
Where: Level 1, 1176 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
A pretty little (somewhat hidden) gem on the Gold Coast Highway is Goodness Gracias serving up plant based Mexican eats that are some of the tastiest around. With seven burritos to choose from, you won’t be spoiled for choice this National Burrito Day and we would recommend every single one.
Where: 1A 1114 – 1116 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
Beach Burrito Company
The southern belle can be found overlooking the ocean in Coolangatta, usually packed with people and with all of the good vibes on offer. There’s a whopping 14 flavours of burrito on offer and you may get the California upgrade, which means the beans and rice are replaced with hot chips and YES PLEASE.
Where: The Strand Shop 25/26 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta
Words by Kirra Smith