Let's talk starving student's dream here: lunch for less than $10 with enough leftovers to fill the belly for dinner.

The oversized burrito-on-the-go concept has been glorious to Boulder. Especially for hungry University of Colorado students.

With the assembly line stuffing that tortilla full of a variety of interesting combinations, those super massive burritos will stuff you so full you won't be able to walk back to class.

Sure, the typical Qdoba and Chipotle burritos are delish, but here are five burritos to try in Boulder that take a turn from the norm.

Illegal Pete's

2 Boulder locations

1320 College Ave.

303- 444-3055

1447 Pearl St.


7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 7 a.m.-12 a.m. Thursday; 7 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday


Illegal Pete's is the punk rock of burritos.

Not sure what that really means, but it's awesome because instead of an assembly line of ingredients, the burrito-makers mix the guts together before wrapping it all up. This means no bite of just rice, or just sour cream, or just chikin (not that there's anything wrong with that).


Try the Green Chile Burrito with shredded beef. Or a quesadilla. (Sorry, got off-topic for a second there.)

And grab a late bite: Thursday through Saturday, Pete's is open until 2:30 a.m.

Big City Burrito

2426 Arapahoe Ave.


7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.--8 p.m. Friday-Sunday


Todd Roe, wearing a viking helmet, digs into a large  Macho  burrito during a timed eating contest at the Del Taco on University Hill in Boulder. Sadly Del
Todd Roe, wearing a viking helmet, digs into a large Macho burrito during a timed eating contest at the Del Taco on University Hill in Boulder. Sadly Del Taco has closed, as has La au s, but there are still plenty of places to grab a burrito in Boulder. (Colorado Daily file photo/Paul Aiken)

Big City Burrito is rad because they have potatoes! Such delicious country fried and seasoned potatoes! In a burrito!

Whoa. Calm down. Potatoes in burritos will make your stomach smile. And will stuff you for days.

Try the Super Burrito -- this beast is a large tortilla stuffed with cheese, rice, beans, salsa and your choice of filling (check out the chicken bay leaf).

Wahoo's Fish Tacos

2790 Pearl St.


11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday


Fish in a taco you ask? Why, yes. It's delicious.

Wahoo's took the interesting combination of Mexican, Brazilian and Asian fare and mixed it all together in a big fat burrito. Weird. But so tasty.

The menu offers an eclectic mix of surf food like the Banzai Burrito --peppers, onions, zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms and cabbage and your choice of the aforementioned fusion of food, like blackened fish or teriyaki chicken.

Dot's Diner

2 Boulder locations

2716 28th St.


1333 Broadway St.


7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

The breakfast burrito cures everything. Seriously. Everything.

From a hangover to world peace, the deliciousness of a tortilla stuffed with eggs, potatoes, meat, veggies, sausage, bacon and smothered in green chili is a superhero.

Fine, maybe not for everything, but the belly for sure.

Try a bubbling hot cheesy one at Dot's Diner on the Hill. You can even get it with tofu or veggie sausage.

Casa Alvarez

3161 Walnut St.


11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday


Olé, olé, olé!

Granted, you don't have time to hop down to Tijuana for a day trip. Focus on school, people. School!

The festive atmosphere of Casa Alvarez and south-of-the-border grub will satiate any yearning. While you're waiting at the sit-down restaurant for a delicious and affordable burrito, munch on some chips and salsa.

Give the Inferno Burrito a try -- a large tortilla stuffed with some serious spice.