And the Best Burrito in America Is...

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Read on to learn about the competition that determined the best burrito in America.

The burritos were judged on the following categories: tortilla, carnitas, other ingredients, presentation and flavor profile.

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The Delicious Mexican Eatery in El Paso, Texas featured a tasty chile verde burrito.

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Al & Bea's Mexican Food in Los Angeles, California had an excellent bean and cheese with green chile.

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La Taqueria in San Francisco, California cooked up an epic carnitas burrito.

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Taqueria Tlaxcalli in Bronx, New York made an excellent carne asada burrito.

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Alas, there can only be one burrito to rule them all. Beating the Delicious Mexican Eatery by one point, La Taqueria was crowned the winner with its tasty carnitas burrito.

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Anna Maria Barry Jester, the author of the report on Silver's website aptly begins her report, "America es un gran burrito, a giant tortilla stuffed with dreams. Or so it seems to me, now that I’ve eaten my way across it."

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Nate Silver is best known for being a statistician and journalist who almost perfectly predicted the electoral college results for the 2008 presidential election. For his latest challenge, he decided to use his data and statistical methods to find the best burrito in America!

With the help of a several burrito experts, a tasting correspondent and his website, Silver and his team set out to find America's best burrito. They explored 67,391 places that sold burritos. Eventually, Silver's team and the food experts narrowed down the best of the best from a bracket of 64 burritos. The final four burritos hailed from all over America.

Check out the slideshow above to learn which burrito is the best in America.

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