Best Veggie Burrito

Holy Molé at Baja Taqueria

Piedmont Avenue’s Baja Taqueria is best known for its baja-style fish tacos — which were reportedly the East Bay’s first, and which are, indeed, excellent — and for its selection of inventive, usually fish-centric wraps and ‘rritos. But lurking on the menu among the prawn tacos and lobster (!) burritos is one of the best and most interesting vegetarian burritos around, composed of a toothsome whole-wheat tortilla; hearty, perfectly cooked black beans and rice; spicy, rich molé sauce, a little sour cream to cut the spice; and — here’s the most important part — a serving of sweet, starchy, sublimely caramelized plantains right inside with everything else. This is the kind of veggie burrito that’ll make you forget all about Chipotle — even, possibly, those fish tacos.

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