The humble burrito was a monster hit with Dubliners when the first burrito bars began to spring up across the city. Proving especially popular with cash-strapped students and time-pressed professionals, the burrito has now cemented its position as a lunchtime staple in the capital. A number of chains and independent burrito bars have now established themselves in Dublin, offering their unique twist on the versatile Mexican classic.
In this post, we share the 5 best burritos bars in Dublin.
Map of Burrito Bars
The following map shows the location of every burrito bar highlighted in this post:
Little Ass Burrito Bar
Source: Little Ass Burrito Bar
The first entry on our list is Little Ass Burrito Bar in the Rathmines neighbourhood of South Dublin. This burrito bar serves up delicious and inventive burritos, burritos boxes, quesadillas, and tacos from their colourful and vibrant restaurant. Alongside the pork, chicken, and beef options there are also several vegetarian options, as well as a paleo option.
Little Ass Burrito Bar are also know for their indulgent nacho offerings.
Location: 10 Rathgar Road, Rathmines, Dublin
Situated in the heart of the city adjacent to Trinity College, Mama’s Revenge is an independent burrito bar that serves up tasty and high-quality burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, nachos, and chilli. On offer are chicken, chorizo, and beef, as well as several vegetarian options such as sweet potato and aubergine.
That the burrito bar is a huge hit with the nearby students and office workers is testament to the quality and excellent value for money of its food.
Location: 12 South Leinster Street, Dublin
The next entry on our list is Tolteca, a chain of burrito bars that has grown to 4 locations across Dublin since 2011. Our favourite location is the original burrito bar on Baggot Street in the south city centre, which first opened back in 2011. The small but well designed interior with large, communal tables is the perfect spot to devour one of their delicious burritos, if you can get a seat! During the lunchtime rush hour, the queue can often be out the door.
Tolteca’s menu includes the usual suspects of burritos, burrito bowls, and tacos, with a choice of steak, chicken, beef, and pork, as well as vegan and vegetarian offerings. They have a focus on serving only the highest quality produce, and hand-make their superb guacamole. No matter which of their locations you try, you’re guaranteed an excellent burrito.
Location: 38 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin
The undisputed king of the Dublin burrito scene, the burrito bar chain Boojum have no less than 9 locations across the city. Their success and popularity are down to the indisputable fact that they make some of the biggest and most delicious burritos in Dublin, offering great value for money and excellent quality food.
Boojum’s menu includes burritos, burrito bowls, nachos, tacos, and salads, with a wide range of meat and vegetarian options available.
A full list of Boojum locations in Dublin can be found here.
Last but by no means least on our list is the Pablo Picante chain of burrito bars. Out of their 4 locations across Dublin, our favourite is the burrito bar and torta house on Clarendon Market, close to the busy shopping area of Grafton Street.
Unlike the other burrito bars on the list, Pablo Picante offer several fully-formed burrito options to choose from, rather than having customers pick out individual ingredients from a line. However, customers can choose to tailor their chosen burrito to suit their needs. Our favourite touch in their burrito-making process is that all burritos are lightly grilled once wrapped, resulting in a warm and ever so slightly crunchy exterior.
In addition to their mouth-watering burritos, Pablo Picante also offer quesadillas, paleo boxes in all locations and tortas (Mexican-style sandwiches) in their Clarendon Market location.
Location: 4 Clarendon Market, Dublin