Breakfast Burritos Along Cerrillos Road


Philip Alexander, Author

Breakfast is important to start the day. A good thing to have in the morning is a breakfast burrito. Wondering where you can get a good one? Read on.

All breakfast burritos reviewed here were ordered with green chile and sausage, handheld, and take-out. Here are three places you should consider going to and one to avoid when searching for breakfast on Cerrillos Road.

New York Deli has two locations. I went to the one at 4056 Cerrillos Road. (The other is at 420 Catron St.) The hours there are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and breakfast is served all day. I paid $5.65, and the size of the burrito was reasonable.

What I liked most about it was it wasn’t dry, and the potatoes were like hash browns. (Honestly, I prefer that over chunks of potato. Some places like to stuff their breakfast burritos with potato, and that makes them really dry.) The first bite was chewy and enjoyable. The chile was not really hot or spicy, which is my only complaint. Everything else (cheese, egg, sausage) was well balanced in terms of quantity, tasted flavorful, and fit well with the breakfast burrito. Overall, this was a great burrito and it was most definitely worth it. New York Deli also offers some other good breakfast items such as omelettes, bagels and pancakes.

Lotaburger is everyone’s favorite for a good reason. It has five locations in Santa Fe; I went to the one at 3200 Cerrillos Road, which is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. except on Sundays, when it opens at 7 a.m.

Of course, everyone living in Santa Fe has gone here and gotten a breakfast burrito at least once. The size is basically the same as New York Deli, but I paid only $4. The first bite was flavorful and tasty. It wasn’t dry, but they could have added a little more cheese. The sausage was filled with flavor, but they could have added a little more as well. The potato was not dry and fit well, also the perfect amount. The green chile was mildly spicy. This is a tasty, close-to-perfect burrito. It is also a great price.

El Parasol, located at 1833 Cerrillos Road, is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This burrito cost $5.50.

The first bite was okay — sort of dry, but it still had some taste. This might have been because I had to wait a bit before I could start to eat. The burrito had a lot of sausage, but it tasted like your average breakfast sausage. There was a good amount of potatoes. The green chile was all right, a little less than mild, but it fit well with the rest of the ingredients. There was also a fair amount of egg. I do recommend this place, unless you are closer to New York Deli or Lotaburger.

Wecks, a chain restaurant throughout New Mexico, is open for breakfast and lunch, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The only location in Santa Fe is on 2000 Cerrillos Road. This burrito was bigger than both New York Deli and Lotaburger, and I only paid $5.

The first bite was dry and tasteless. There wasn’t much sausage or eggs, just a lot of potatoes. The green chile was okay, not too spicy and not too mild. The middle of the burrito was the best part — it wasn’t dry, and it had some flavor. The last bite was back to dry and tasteless. I was really hoping this would be good. I tried their smothered years ago, and it was really good, so I was expecting the same thing out of this handheld. At this point, I don’t recommend it.

Here are a few other places that sell breakfast burritos: Burrito Spot (1057 Cerrillos Road), The Pantry (1820 Cerrillos Road), Baja Tacos (2018 Cerrillos Road) and Flying Tortilla (4250 Cerrillos Road).