Best of Boston

2012 Best Burrito

Maria’s Taqueria

When it comes to building the perfect burrito, each component is critical to the outcome. This tiny hole-in-the-wall gets it. Cheese is melted directly onto the steaming-hot tortillas, the carnitas are fall-apart tender, the hot sauce is tongue-searingly spicy, and the guacamole is chunky and fresh. The 12-inch “Grande’ burrito, with all the works, is the way to go here. Oh, and did we mention the place is open daily until 1 a.m.?

226 Tremont St., Boston, 617-357-7399,