Last week, Mission Loc@l and SFGate.com readers told us who makes their favorite burrito in the neighborhood. The graphic above shows the results of the poll we took, with El Farolito and Taqueria Cancun overwhelmingly taking the top spots.
The poll was inspired by last Friday’s #Burritup, a tweet-up that drew friends and strangers to Taqueria Cancun, La Corneta, El Farolito and El Buen Sabor for burrito taste tests. Participants ranked the taquerias for their use of salsa, consistency of meat and quality of wrap jobs, among other things. While El Farolito came out the winner on our poll, Taqueria Cancun came out the winner of the Burritup’s contest after receiving a last-minute tie-breaking vote from an eater.
Mission burritos are renowned for their size and the amount of ingredients, and have even inspired a style that is replicated by national chains like Chipotle.
The origin of the Mission-style burrito is as nebulous as the origin of the burrito itself.
Some claim that El Faro served the first “super burrito” in 1961. Others say it first appeared in 1961 at La Cumbre. Whoever made the first one, it’s clear that the burrito has had a long and hefty history in the Mission.