Our History

Baldomero Barrios - Founder

El Burrito Loco was born out of passion for amazing food and commitment to quality dining experience. Our founder, Baldomero Barrios, set out to combine his traditional upbringing from a small town in Mexico and his success as head chef in a popular suburban restaurant in U.S. to offer the best of both worlds to his diners. Admiringly named by his family and friends as “El Rey del Taco” (the King of Taco), Baldomero grew up working on farmlands and developing a wish to share his joy of great food with others. After marrying his wife, Maria Barraza Barrios, and moving to the United States, he continued to make progress towards his ultimate dream of opening his own restaurant.

Today, Baldomero’s authentic recipes combined with bold flavors and creative combinations have made El Burrito Loco one of the fastest growing family-owned Mexican chains in Illinois. Making an average of 200,000 burritos every month is a testament to El Burrito Loco’s lead in the best Mexican food in the entire state and beyond.

Visit one of our locations today and experience what all the buzz is about. While here, enjoy a refreshing horchata or relish a fresh meal cooked to your specification from our family to yours!

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