Apr 22, 2019 - Food and Drink

Updated: We scientifically weighed 12 different burritos – here’s the #1 heaviest burrito in Charlotte

biggest burritos in charlotte

biggest burritos in charlotte

Hungry for the heaviest burrito in Charlotte? Good news, the Agenda purchased a scale and went around to 12 popular burrito spots where I scientifically weighed their biggest burrito. Charlotte’s #1 heaviest burrito is a whopping 1.6 pounds.

To accomplish this burrito research project, I only used three things: scale from Amazon, 79 cent plate from Target, and a whole load of confidence. Have YOU ever whipped out a scale and plate at a restaurant, then transferred a burrito onto that plate, then took copious photos and videos? Didn’t think so.

I weighed burritos from the following: Paco’s Tacos, Chipotle, Azteca, Johnny Burrito, Cantina 1511, RuRu’s, Sabor, 1900, Cabo Fish Taco, The Burrito Factory, Chipotle, Picante and Three Amigos. At each spot, I would ask for their heaviest burrito and order said burrito.

Okay, here are the 12 heaviest burritos in Charlotte, ranked.

weighing burritos around charlotte
At each burrito restaurant, I would literally transfer the burrito to this blue Target plate, whip out my scale and get an accurate weight — yes, I got some very weird looks

#12 Three Amigos Mexican Grill & Cantina

Location: Plaza Midwood, 2917 Central Ave, A

Menu item: “Burrito” – your choice of meat with cheese, rice and refried beans stuffed in an extra-large tortilla and topped with queso. ($7.95 a la carte)

Weight: 367 grams (.809097 lb)

Comparable to a can of Campbell’s Soup (350 g)

burrito from three amigos charlotte
Three Amigos

#11 Azteca Mexican Restaurant

Menu item: “Deluxe Burrito” – a flour tortilla filled with your choice of chicken or beef loaded with baked cheese and topped with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes and onions. ($10.95)

Weight: 384 grams (.846575 lb)

Comparable to 2.5 baseballs

burrito at azteca charlotte
azteca burrito mexican restaurant charlotte

#10 Cantina 1511

Location: Park Road Shopping Center, 4271 Park Road

Menu item: “Burrito Platter” – filled with charro beans, vegetable rice and your choice of protein. Topped with a choice of Ranchero sauce or queso sauce, served with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce and tortilla slaw. ($13)

Weight: 394 grams (.868621 lb)

burrito at cantina 1511
Cantina 1511

#9 Cabo Fish Taco

Locations: NoDa and Ballantyne

Menu item: “Epic Tuna Burrito” – grilled ahi tuna wrapped with black beans, rice, guacamole, roasted red pepper and mixed cheese, finished with White Cilantro Sauce. ($12.95)

Weight: 441 grams (.972239 lb)

Comparable to a soccer ball

burrito at cabo fish taco charlotte

#8 Paco’s Tacos and Tequila

Location: SouthPark, 6401 Morrison Blvd, #8A

Agenda related guide: 5 best Mexican restaurants in Charlotte

Menu item: “Burrito” – a flour tortilla stuffed with caramelized onion, bell peppers, red rice and grilled chicken. Smothered with red and green enchilada sauces and melted mixed cheeses. ($13.50)

Weight: 580 grams (1.27868 lb)

Comparable to three hamsters

burrito at paco's tacos charlotte
paco's tacos burrito

#7 Sabor Latin Street Grill

Menu item: “Sabor Especial Burrito” – your choice of protein with rice, your choice of refried or black beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, lettuce and queso. ($7.95)

Weight: 582 grams (1.28309 lb)

Agenda related guide: Top 50 restaurants in Charlotte, ranked

burrito at sabor in charlotte

#6 1900 Mexican Grill

Locations: SouthPark and Elizabeth

Menu item: “Burrito Chingon” – stuffed with Mexican rice, sour cream, pico de gallo and choice of beans. Have it naked, enchilada style or chimi style. ($11)

Weight: 598 grams (1.31836 lb)

Comparable to a NBA basketball

1900 mexican burrito charlotte
1900 Mexican

#5 Picante

Menu Item: Chipotle-style build your own burrito with choice of tortilla, choice of protein, choice of rice and beans (cilantro lime white rice and black beans) and choice of toppings.

Weight: 662 grams (1.45946 lb)

Comparable to four hockey pucks


#4 Chipotle

Menu item: “Burrito” – flour tortilla with your choice of meat or sofritas, rice, beans or fajita veggies, queso, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream or cheese. ($6.95+)

Weight: 680 grams (1.49914 lb)

Comparable to 1/5 of a brick

chipotle burrito charlotte

#3 The Burrito Factory

Location: 5920 South Blvd

Menu item: “Cali Style Chipotle Shrimp Burrito” – shrimp, rice, beans, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, chipotle ole salsa. ($8.99)

Weight: 702 grams (1.54765 lb)

Comparable to half a human brain

burrito factory charlotte
burrito at burrito factory charlotte
Burrito Factory

#2 RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila

Location: Myers Park, 715 Providence Road

Menu item: “Clarence Beeks” – cilantro marinated skirt steak, jasmine red rice, black beans, pepper jack cheese, crema, pico, lettuce, topped with queso blanco. ($10.95)

Weight: 705 grams (1.55426 lb)

burrito at rurus tacos and tequila in charlotte

And the heavyweight title belt goes to…

#1 Johnny Burrito

Menu Item: “Big” Burrito – choice of protein (or mix them, but I did just steak), plus unlimited choice of toppings including guacamole.

Weight: 743 grams (1.63803 lb)

Comparable to 2.5 human hearts

johnny burrito location
big burrito from johnny burrito in charlotte
Johnny Burrito, the #1 heaviest burrito in Charlotte

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