The Surfin Burrito

5 Mar

One of our favorite places to go when we have nothing to do on a Sunday afternoon is The Surfin Burrito. It’s located in the Cancun Hotel Zone, and since it opened a few months ago it’s become quite popular with tourists and a lot of my expat friends. It’s also open 24 hours a day and right next to Party Center, so it’s perfect for some 4 am burritos right after you leave the club.

They have beers, cocktails, tacos, ceviches, burritos and even some burgers, perfect for a quick and delicious meal.

This Sunday, Jorge and I ordered some pico de gallo ($25 pesos) that was absolutely perfect… spicy, but not so spicy it makes my nose run! Then we split a build-your-own burrito (around $70 pesos), with fish, a spinach tortilla, chipotle, rice, beans and God only knows what else!


I love this place… it’s super tiny (only 3 tables), very casual, and always has a mixed crowd hanging out and talking about their latest escapades.

We spent $160 pesos (about $13 US) total, including our pico de gallo, 1 burrito, some sodas and a tip.

Yet another Cancun restaurant that fits the 3 B’s: Bueno, Bonito y Barato!

19 Responses to “The Surfin Burrito”

  1. Ang March 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I’ve gotta start making a list of all these places… if Steve and I do, in fact, make it to Cancun! 🙂

    • Laura in Cancun March 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

      If and when you get here, I can take ya wherever you like when you have time 🙂

  2. Ashlie March 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Mmmmm looks great!! Prices?

  3. Ambrose March 5, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    This makes me so hungry.

  4. SAM March 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    This place sounds really fun, even the title. Who wouldnt like a place called the Surfing Burrito?

  5. Mark March 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    there is a place in a building called Margaritas and Marijuana in the hotel zone that makes the best enchiladas and habernaro salsa

    • Laura in Cancun March 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

      I know exactly where you’re talking about! There are a few restaurants in that building… if you mean Casa Tequila, we love that place!

      • Mark March 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

        at the Marga.. and Mar…they make an enchilda dish that looks like the Mexican flag, 3 different sauces.

  6. Nerdy And I Know It March 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Ooh! I want to eat there right now. American burritos just leave something to be desired.

    • Laura in Cancun March 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

      Sarah: Surprisingly, these are “California style” burritos! (Most of Mexico doesn’t actually eat burritos… it’s more of an American version of Mexican food.)

      Although I will say these California-style burritos are much more “summery” (??) than the burritos I’ve had on the East coast.

    • Mark March 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

      there is a small diner in the mall on the second floor that has great salsa and cheap Corona’s (we spent a couple hours there and the bill was about 10.00 USD).

  7. Kristi March 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    That sounds so good right now!! Totally craving Mexican food

  8. Kristen March 6, 2012 at 12:19 am #

    I just love all your eatery blogs! You make everything look so good. We are moving to Playacar in 3 weeks, but I’ve definitely made a list of places to stop in Cancun from your blog.

  9. Julie M. March 6, 2012 at 12:59 am #

    Mmmm, mmm. That sounds so good and I love the barato price. Now you’ve got me craving pico de gallo!

  10. Kathryn March 6, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    Open 24 hours? Oh dear, that sounds dangerous! Love the idea of build your own burrito, but I think after a few drinks, the burrito would end up being just a pile of meat and cheese sitting on top of a tortilla.

  11. Josie March 6, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Mmmm sounds delicious! Yes they do sound more ‘summery’, in NYC you don’t often find fish in a burrito. Can’t wait to get back though… give me mexican food over sushi anyday!!

  12. Nikki March 7, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    You’re killing me. I’m so hungry right now! I always ask for salsa minos caliente (I’m pretty sure I butchered the spelling) when we order salsa and finally a waiter said to us…”this is Mexico you know”

  13. Ceri March 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Oh man, I miss burritos. I found so many great places to buy them in the Yucatan but, unfortunately, it seems to be impossible to find them in D.F. 😛

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