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Rito's Mexican Food Top 100

Around since 1977--the original location is on 14th Street in the Garfield District--this to-go-only eatery is rightly celebrated for its famous green chile burro. On busy days, there's still a line out the door at the Garfield location, though the wait has been slightly alleviated thanks to new locations in Uptown and Surprise. (They're all in the hands of the Salinas family.) In addition to that burro, we're fans of the guacamole taco, the refried pinto beans, and the green beef tostada. Rito's is also known for making any order chimichanga-enchilada style — deep-fried, drowning in red sauce, and topped with cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Yes, please. New Normal: The original Garfield location is to-go only. The Surprise location is counter service only. The Crown location is full service.
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  • Price: $
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: No Alcohol
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Lot available, On-street
  • Takeout: