By Isadora Pennington

You know that feeling of wrapping yourself up in blankets on a cold day when you have nowhere to be and nothing to do? That’s the same feeling I get when I bite into a burrito. A warm, soft tortilla that pulls together all of my favorite ingredients into one, concise food just perfect for easy consumption.

On any given day and at virtually any time, I am down for a burrito. You got a new job? Hooray! Let’s celebrate with a burrito. Oh, you feeling a little run down? I know what would make you feel better – BURRITOS! Partied too hard last night? I’ve got you, let’s get a burrito.

That’s me, though – a little obsessed and pretty particular in my tastes. So in honor of Cinco de Mayo, this month I’ve revisited a few of my favorite spots to snag a tasty burrito. Check it out!

Elmyriachi (Kirkwood)
Chimichanga, a fried burrito with chicken, roasted corn, hatch green chilis, topped with queso, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, guacamole, and your choice of either guajillo or verde sauce, served with pinto beans. 1950 Hosea L Williams Dr. NE, 30317, (678) 705-9902 or elmyriachi.com.

Tomatillos (East Atlanta)
Potato & Green Chili Burrito with rice, pinto beans, cheese, salsa fresca, sour cream and corn. 1242 Glenwood Ave. SE, 30316, (404) 622-9448 or tomatillos-atlanta.com.

Raging Burrito & Taco (Decatur)
Raging Queso Burrito, with grilled chicken, sautéed bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and corn with pico de gallo and cheese. Served on a plate covered with queso dip and pico de gallo. 141 Sycamore St., 30030, (404) 377-3311 or ragingburrito.com.

Bell Street Burritos (Midtown)
Potato Burrito with fresh jalapenos, chopped onions, chipotle salsa, sour cream, cheese, rice, and beans, then grilled. 1816 Peachtree St. NW, 30309, (404) 815-0011 or bellstreetburritos.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.