Bisbee is primarily known for being an artsy mining town with history that goes back to the 1880s. What is not so well known is that Bisbee has some amazing food, specifically the burrito. Morning, noon and night you can enjoy a wrapped-up bundle of goodness. Many of Bisbee’s restaurants look to the local farmers market and surrounding farming area for their ingredients.
For the first meal of the day, order a smothered green-chile breakfast burrito at Ana’s Seasonal Kitchen. Diners can enjoy this dish on the outdoor patio, which sits next to Bisbee’s famous Castle Rock.
The Quarry’s breakfast burrito wrap has scrambled eggs, cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, spinach and bacon, and comes smothered with sausage gravy.
The Crazy Burro exists at the Bisbee Breakfast Club and is packed with scrambled eggs, onions, potatoes and black beans and topped with cheddar-jack cheese, green sauce and fresh avocado.
The breakfast trail also includes High Desert Market’s to-go burro and the breakfast burrito plate at the Copper Queen Café.
Midday burritos include the Macho Burrito from Marysol’s Grand Kitchen, located inside the Bisbee Grand Saloon.
Poco, located in Peddler’s Alley, offers a colorful vegetarian burrito stuffed with goodies, like Brussels sprouts, brown rice, black beans, shredded cabbage and chipotle aioli. Enjoy this wrapped-up-tight, vegetarian delight outdoors on the patio with a cold brew.
Burrito options for supper include the Bandera Burro from Santiago’s,
with braised beef or chicken layered with red and green sauce and served up traditional style or deep fried as a chimichanga. Try this dish with one of Santiago’s signature fresh-fruit margaritas.
The burrito trail continues with other traditional plates from Contessa’s Cantina, Tacho’s Tacos and Neariah’s.
Start planning your trip to Bisbee with a visit to www.discoverbisbee.com. There you will find restaurant hours, details and more. The Bisbee Burrito Bucket List is available at the Visitor Center, and a grand prize will be awarded to the first person to complete it!
(Brought to you by the City of Bisbee, (520) 432-3554, www.discoverbisbee.com.)