What makes a great burrito? A good tortilla is important, as is the quality of everything wrapped inside. But there’s really no template or scorecard for finding the best Burrito in Santa Cruz County.
This Mexican-Californian culinary fusion doesn’t just need quality beans and meat (and, if there are any, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and rice). The art is just as much about the way the thing is wrapped and how all the flavors work together. My last rankings of the best burritos in Santa Cruz County ran a year and a half ago, and inspired quite a bit of controversy. People around here are passionate connoisseurs of the burrito, and with that in mind, here is the 2014 edition of my burrito power rankings.