Ofilia and Joseph Diaz of El Burrito Mexicano

El Burrito Mexicano

Co-owned by mother and son Ofilia and Joseph Diaz, El Burrito Mexicano is a staple of Mexican cuisine in the Holt and Greater Lansing foodie scene.

The first thing diners notice when visiting El Burrito Mexicano is the colorful and inviting atmosphere, with the bright window artwork created by Joseph. Food offerings include both dine-in and take out breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They of course serve burritos, plus tacos, soups, enchiladas, tamales, quesadillas, pastries, and more, with one of their most popular dishes being the chimichanga. “The joke around here is that I should change the restaurant’s name to El Mexicano Chimichanga,” Ofilia said.

In addition to the restaurant, El Burrito Mexicano has a loyal online following with their over 3,000 Facebook likes and followers. They are a popular vendor at local farmers’ markets, including the Holt Farmers’ Market and Food Frenzies, and have had a busy catering business for years. “It’s been great. Business is very, very, good. I’m thankful!” Ofilia said while hard at work in the kitchen, where she spends most of her time.

El Burrito Mexicano received the support of the Delhi Downtown Development Authority to open the restaurant, and with a recent buildout of the kitchen. “I could not have done this without the help of the DDA,” Ofilia said. “If it wasn’t for the folks at the DDA—I wouldn’t be here. I’m very grateful!”

You can find El Burrito Mexicano at the Holt Farmers’ Market, their location at 2176 Cedar Street, and online at lansingelburrito.com.