NM's top breakfast burritos unveiled in 'Breakfast Burrito Byway'

Posted at: 06/16/2014 12:38 PM
Updated at: 06/16/2014 12:40 PM
By: Kristen Garcia, KOB.com

Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez unveiled the New Mexico True Breakfast Burrito Byway's Top 50 burritos that earned a spot on the map.

"New Mexico's delicious, unique, authentic cuisine is one of the many things that draw visitors to our state," Martinez said. "The New Mexico True Breakfast Burrito Byway is a fun and exciting way to highlight our incredible cuisine, promote tourism and help bring even more dollars to New Mexico restaurants."

For a restaurant's breakfast burrito to qualify, burritos must have contained egg, tortilla, and authentic New Mexico chile. The restaurant also had to have a business license, as well as a brick-and-mortar location.

The competition began back in April, when 400 restaurants that were either nominated by customers or self-nominated vied for a spot on the list. The restaurants were then voted for by the public to narrow it down to the final 50.

"When you're traveling in New Mexico, there's no better wake-up call than one of our famous breakfast burritos, " Tourism Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson said. "Our Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail is so popular that we decided to create the Breakfast Burrito Byway as a deliciously different way to showcase our chile and authentically New Mexican cuisine."

Katrinah's East Mountain Grill in Edgewood received the most votes for their breakfast burrito.

For a list of these locations and for further information about the New Mexico True Breakfast Burrito Byway, visit www.newmexico.org/burrito.