223 F Street , but in the E Street Plaza
Mon 10am–11pm
Tues–Wed 10am–12am
Thu–Fri 10am–3am
Sat 9am–3am
Sun 9am–11pm
(530) 756–1606
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Taqueria El Burrito is an authentic Mexican food restaurant. It set up shop where the legendary Great Wall of China II buffet used to be.

As of June 23rd, 2013, their rice is prepared vegetarian, but the refried beans are not. There has been the exact opposite claim reported in February of 2013, so more corroborating reports are welcome.

As of July 2015 they FINALLY accept credit cards and no longer charge a fee (though sadly still no American Express).



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2012-11-27 06:02:00   I was pretty excited to find out that Davis was going to get another mexican place, but it's not as great as I expected. The service was excellent, the food is sort of pricey (1.95 for a basic taco, $9 average on plates), there were 4 televisions playing football, and a salsa bar. If you're looking for a place that's going to taste just like mom's cooking, it's probably not going to meet your expectations. They do have some latin beer and vegetarian options. Overall, it's a decent place. —jennypadilla

2012-11-27 06:14:02   This sounds good. —AshleyHamidi

2012-11-27 14:09:49   So delicious! Affordable pricing and excellent service to top it off. I will definitely be coming back for more! Davis needed a good, traditional taqueria downtown and now we have it. —JacquieWhite

2012-11-27 15:29:48   Great place. Prices are similar to other Mexican restaurants in Davis. I've only been here once for a CA burrito, but it was really big. They have a wide variety of meats as well, including cabeza or lengua if you enjoy the atypical parts. They have multiple widescreen tv's if you want to come here and watch the game, so that's a bonus! I will definitely be coming back. —BenLee

2012-11-27 19:47:20   Central downtown taqueria, clean, fast service. Ordered three tacos for lunch, the order came out fast but was incorrect in the meat selection, so they insisted I take home the mistake and served me the correct order within minutes. Good location, fair prices, tasty tacos. Chips were nothing special and Salsa's were just okay but its likely given the TVs, the bar, and the location I'll be coming back. —loneshark

2012-11-29 23:41:26   Don't let the silly name fool you. Don't let the interior fool you either. Both made me expect something not very authentic and without great food. But this place is the real deal. A taqueria should be measured, first and foremost, by its tacos. These are great. The tacos al pastor almost made me think I was back in Mexico City. Their other food options are impressive too — how often does the salsa bar include nopales? And the soft-drink fountain include agua de melon that tastes home-made? To top it off, the prices are reasonable and the staff is uniformly fast, efficient, and friendly. I will be coming back, and often. What a find. —MaunderingGadabout

2012-11-30 21:39:03   My drives to Woodland are finally over!! It’s about time I can finally enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine within blocks of my home. I’m very demanding when it comes to food, but Taqueria El Burrito is phenomenal! They actually surpassed my expectations. I’m absolutely in love with this place. Not only is their food amazing, but they also serve delicious “aguas frescas.” The service is great and the widescreens are definitely a plus. The place just opened, but I can already call myself loyal customer. I absolutely encourage everyone to come in and see for themselves just how great this place is; you won’t be disappointed! —Mirthah

2012-12-01 15:49:11   So excited for a Mexican place open past 10! The carnitas are very good! They're crispy and I liked the texture. Plus the carne asada fries are generous portions and lots of meat, which was grilled very well. It is pricey but I dig the carne asada fries enough that ill be going back often I think! —HannahToru

2012-12-01 23:21:59   I was a little let down with the crispy tacos and California Burrito. The crispy tacos used the same kind of shell you buy at a grocery store (I was told they were fried in house) and the California Burrito was overwhelmed by huge chunks of potatoes, it probably had 3:1:1 ration of potatoes, meat, and avocado. I'm still not sure why it's called the California Burrito, as I don't associate potatoes with CA. It was about the same price as the other Mexican food in town. The restaurant itself was spacious, clean, and had a lot of big screens TVs. I can see it being a good place to drink beer and watch futbol. —MikeyCrews

2012-12-13 23:06:38   I often crave taqueria type food late at night, and I'm so glad this place is around! —Babhari

2013-01-07 21:43:43   I´ve been to El Burrito about four times already and tried different dishes each time...and I´ve loved it every time. Their lunch menu is delicious and affordable (5.75-6.75). The aguas frescas are sooooo good, try the cantaloupe one! Overall, I find the flavor of their food to be superior to most taquerias in Davis (and more authentic), more like something you would find in WOodland where they have excellent Mexican food. The place is nice and clean and the staff is friendly and courteous. I highly recommend this place! Try their carne con chile verde, it is GOOD! —Awiwi

2013-02-13 15:11:59   Price: Great for the quality and quantity you get. Good service. Request: Have free wifi. —DavisSite

2013-02-13 20:00:09   Best taqueria in Davis! The food here is very authentic, has lots of flavor (I've found taquerias in Davis tend to be fairly bland), and is reasonably priced. I've had nachos, burritoes, carnitas, sopes...they're all delicious! Bonus points for sopes, they're hard to find and this place makes them good! —KianaFreitas

2013-02-27 13:02:08   After coming here when they first opened, I must admit that I had high hopes for this place. However, I found myself sorely disappointed: Though they advertise some of their dishes as "VEGETARIAN", their rice is cooked with CHICKEN. This makes it of course unsuitable for non-meat-eaters like myself. If I recall correctly, their refried beans were okay, but I suppose the name of the game is to ask. If I could have eaten the rice, I'm positive I would have enjoyed the food alot more. As it is, though, mexican food just isn't mexican food to me without a helping of rice and beans. —Michi

  • 2013-06-24 19:21:00   Yesterday, I asked for a vegetarian taco salad. I asked what kind of beans they had, and the lady taking my order said "Oh you want vegetarian, right? We have pinto and black." I asked, "The refried isn't vegetarian?" "Nope." "Is the rice vegetarian?" "Yes, it is." Unfortunately I was craving some refried beans, so I didn't eat here, but I am grateful for their honesty. But since my experience was the opposite of yours, Michi, it would help if others inquired, too. For now, I'll put my information up in the main body. —TheShah

2013-06-23 15:27:18   Terrible. I could tell it was a bad sign when we passed the time waiting for our food trying to decide which of the salsas was worse. We tried the carne asada, chile verde, and carnitas regular tacos, chicken hard taco, and tostada de ceviche. The only edible taco was the carnitas. The chicken was less bad than the other ones, but they were all bad. I didn't even try the ceviche — the avocado was brown and it looked like they put sour cream under the fish, which was not mentioned on the menu. Who puts sour cream on ceviche?? —AliaT

2013-07-07 02:54:46   Not half bad. Not half good. Taco bell is more authentic. Looks like a taco shop. Smells like a taco shop. Tastes... half way like a taco shop. —SarahMD

2013-07-10 00:31:38   I love this place very authentic Mexican. It fills you up, there salsa bar is absolutely incredible try the white sauce and the chips are super fresh. Good hours. There punch card is nice feature but they allow one punch per transaction not per burrito. Please change this. Great food wonderful service 5 stars —bcartoscelli

2013-08-19 04:43:39   I take back everything I said up above. The owner is an absolute jerk I go in there pretty much 5 to 6 days a week I get a bowl I'm basically just meat it comes to 4.51 some of the other employees charge me 3.89 so the other night he charges me 5.89 and said that's what he always charge me I was quick to whip out my receipts. He was dumbfounded and said exactly this I'm sorry man in broken English. He's extremely tight very rude to his loyal customers I will never go there again you're very pompous you just lost a loyal customer. Best of luck to you you will always make it and make good money because of one thing the students not people like me —bcartoscelli

2014-01-10 12:27:16   Since the tragic closing of El Mariachi at the end of last month, I've been hoping to find a new place downtown to get a good burrito—and this appears to be it! I stopped by yesterday for a California Burrito and it was like an explosion in my mouth of everything that is good about potatoes. Good chips and salsa too. Looking forward to trying out more of their menu. —BarnabasTruman

2014-08-28 16:38:30   I am Mexican, so I know authentic Mexican food and this place is one of the best taquerias I have ever been to. Their food is delicious and their employees are friendly. Their hours are very convenient. I love the salsa bar and the fresh horchata! I definitely recommend this place. —riverbankbruin