Seaside Stories

Beach + Burrito, A Love Story

October 23, 2020 | by Maja Scheler

What better way to enjoy the Oregon Coast than with a warm and savory, affordable and portable burrito — perhaps the perfect to-go food for experiencing the beach. Its customizable, compact convenience packs a nutritious punch, ideal for refueling after an adventure or for a quick and easy lunch. Whether you’re craving meat or veggies, there’s a burrito for you in Seaside. Here’s your guide to some of our top locally owned favorites.    

Taqueria El Tarasco (800 South Roosevelt)New to the community, this family-owned restaurant has quickly become a Seaside darling. Serving a diverse menu of traditional Mexican plates such as tacos, tamales, tortas, chile rellenos and more, everything is made to order. Choose between eight different burritos including the asada burrito, which has a staunch following. “Burritos are the best traveling food,” chef Mario García says. If you have daring taste buds, try it with their super-caliente habanero salsa. To wash it all down, get a horchata or Jamaica, a refreshing hibiscus herbal tea. 

The Stand (109 North Holladay) — When owners and chefs Tammy and Jose Saucedo moved their scratch kitchen from Bend to Seaside in 1994, their original fan base couldn’t let them go. Now, almost three decades later, customers near and far round their tables for a taste of their family’s secret recipes. If you can’t decide, go for the combo burrito with a choice of meat plus beans and veggies, or the chile verde burrito — pork with a spicy green salsa. If you’re looking to cut back on meat, the spicy veggie burrito packs a punch. All burritos are under six bucks and can be made enchilada style for another dollar. Note that they are open Tuesdays through Fridays.

Los Tacos Locos (2275 North Roosevelt) — This popular drive-thru proudly serves the community with all fresh ingredients. The menu includes 12 different burritos, from classics like chorizo and carnitas to more traditional such as chicharron (pork rinds) and al pastor (spit-grilled pork). There are nine proteins to choose from, all prepared in housemade marinades. When in doubt, order the Seaside burrito, a flavor bomb of steak, shrimp, cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, rice and beans. “To enjoy a walk on the beach while eating a burrito is a unique experience,” say owners Victor and Bernice Estrada. 

Guadalajara Taco Shop (65 North Holladay) — Step into this charming diner and be transported to Mexico. It won’t take long for you to realize that locals are on a first-name basis with chef and owner Martin Anguiano. Established in 2003, this family-run restaurant is known as home of the happy burrito — also known as a wet burrito — consisting of a flour tortilla fully loaded with beans, rice, your choice of meat and/or grilled vegetables, and slathered in sauce and melted cheese. Note that the business is cash only.

Osprey Cafe (2281 Beach Drive) — In a quiet neighborhood off Avenue U, this cafe is worth a stop for its top-rated breakfast burrito, served with a binge-worthy housemade tomato-habanero sauce. Just a quick walk from the nearest beach access, this local favorite makes it easy to grab and go. Be sure to check out their full menu, serving a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, as well as their local seafood, with salmon smoked in-house. 

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