5 Badass Burrito Shops in Guangzhou and Shenzhen

By That's PRD, July 31, 2019

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Both Guangzhou and Shenzhen have seen a real uptick in the number of Mexican and, more appropriately (in most cases), Tex-Mex restaurants. This means more tacos, burritos and nachos for the fine people of the PRD, which is unquestionably a good – and long overdue – development in both cities’ food scenes. To celebrate, we’ve decided to profile five of Guangzhou and Shenzhen’s most notable burritos – as decided by our Tex-Mex-lovin’ editorial team.


Gail’s

Guangzhou

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Image via Gail’s

Known around town for their Americana-focused menu, Gail’s does burritos, and boy-oh-boy are they good. In many ways more reminiscent of a taquito than your standard 3-inch thick California-style burrito, each order of Gail’s ground beef burritos (RMB85) comes with three pieces. Stuffed with ground beef, green peppers, onions, rice and refried beans, the three tortilla-wrapped burritos are accompanied by both salsa and sour cream. We found the meal very filling (likely due to the fact that Gail’s does not skimp out on meat) and an authentic take on America’s not-so-authentic take on Mexican cuisine.

Taste: 4/5
Quality: 
4/5
Presentation: 
3/5
Value: 
3/5

See listing for Gail’s. 


Teqo

Shenzhen

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Image via Teqo

If you’re used to Chipotle-style burritos, head on over to Teqo. Slow cooked meat, homemade sauce, seasoned rice, lettuce and sour cream wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla creates a burrito that packs a punch. We recommend ordering up a pork carnitas burrito (RMB88) for the moist and flavorful meat. Each bite is well balanced, nothing is too saucy and the burrito holds up clean until your last bite. To note, there are no cheese or guac in these bad boys. Other options include: chicken tinga, grilled chicken, steak or vegetarian.

Taste: 4/5
Quality: 
4/5
Presentation: 
4/5
Value: 
3/5

See listing for Teqo.


Tequila Coyote’s

Shenzhen

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Image by Phoebe Kut/That’s

Tequila Coyote’s brings an authentic taste of Tex-Mex-style burritos to Sea World. Their flour tortilla ‘smothered’ burritos (RMB98) are dressed with a hearty roasted tomato sauce and finished off with gooey melted gratin cheese while the inside is stuffed with shredded chicken (beef and vegetable options are available too!). This is a dish which you’ll definitely need a fork and knife to eat. On the side there is also a heaping portion of Mexican rice, lettuce and sour cream. If you want a grilled burrito, be on the lookout, the restaurant will be releasing some this summer.

Taste: 4/5
Quality: 
4/5
Presentation: 
3/5
Value: 
3/5

See listing for Tequila Coyote’s.


Bandidos Mexican Cantina

Guangzhou

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Image via Tristin Zhang/That’s

Among Bandidos’ most popular menu items, the restaurant’s wet burrito (RMB88) is epic by all accounts. Wrapped in a lightly steamed tortilla, ravenous diners will find onions, peppers and either beef, chicken, pork or veg. The ‘little donkey’ comes sitting in a red tomato-based sauce and a green tomatillo sauce, topped with cheese, cilantro and a drizzle of sour cream. A bowl of black beans and rice accompany the burrito. The beautiful presentation of the dish will whet your appetite, while the hearty wet burrito’s medley of flavors will certainly sate it.

Taste: 4/5
Quality: 
4/5
Presentation: 
5/5
Value: 
3/5

See listing for Bandidos.


Tristan’s CalMex    

Guangzhou and Shenzhen

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Image via Tristan’s CalMex

Tristan’s burritos are a delight, plain and simple. The shop’s chicken burrito (RMB50) comes with cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce, Mexican rice, black beans and, upon request, good ol’ guacamole (additional RMB15). Wrapped in a warm flour tortilla, the explosion of flavor is enough to make your heart skip a beat, with each bite even more enticing than the last. Unfortunately, the chicken to everything else ratio leaves a little to be desired, but the other tasty ingredients help make up for it. Accompanied with two side salsas offering just the right kick of spice, this burrito will leave you full by the last bite.

Taste: 4/5
Quality: 
3/5
Presentation: 
2/5
Value: 
4/5

See listing for Tristan’s CalMex in Guangzhou and Shenzhen


For more F&B news, guides and reviews in Guangzhou, click here. Or, click here for Shenzhen.

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