The Burrito is a van which appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and Grand Theft Auto V.
GTA Vice City — Vice City Stories
The Burrito is widely considered to be the best van in the GTA III generation of games. Its powerful engine, which appears to be a gas V8 (in every version except in SA, which it seems to be a six-cylinder diesel) grants it moderately good speed and acceleration, its sporty suspension leads to stable handling, steering and braking, and its bulky body gives it good endurance. It can carry four people, making it useful when bringing allies to a fight, although it's large frame can make it any easy target for gunfire. It is also fun to drive, with independent rear suspension that makes drifting and powersliding easy (although it is easy to spin out and crash) and often causes the rear inside wheel to lift off the ground for some stylish showboating.
The GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, and GTA Vice City Stories renditions resemble a 1979-1993 Dodge Ram Van, similar to the GTA III Rumpo (the Rumpo remained available in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, but took on a new design. The Burrito, unlike the Rumpo, is rear-wheel drive instead of front-wheel). The GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas Burritos are available with or without a spoiler and roof-mounted lights; these features are standard on all Burritos in GTA Vice City Stories. The Burrito in GTA Vice City Stories features two-tone body colors, unlike the other renditions.
GTA IV — GTA Chinatown WarsThe Burrito is reintroduced in GTA IV in a redesigned form, bearing a Declasse brand. It resembles a 1996-2002 Chevrolet Express from the front, with a significantly altered grille design; the sides are primarily derived from the third-generation Chevrolet Van (the creases on the sides have been wrongly interpreted as seams), with some of the more modern styling of the Express; the rear is also derived from the third-generation Chevrolet Van, apart from the taillights, which resemble those of the Dodge Ram Van. The standard Burrito no longer features the sporty accessories; in GTA IV, these are seen only on the Gang Burrito. Companies which use the Burrito include T. Watt and Sons Electricians, Spin on This Laundromat, LibEl and Pharte Gas.
The GTA IV Burrito has degraded performance; it is not as fast as previous renditions, and, although its extra mass allows it to withstand more damage, this gives it poor acceleration. Nonetheless, the Burrito is the fastest vehicle in the "van" class, reaching a top speed of 151 mph (244 km/h).
The Burrito in GTA Chinatown Wars appears to be based to an extent on Burrito in GTA IV, with a utilitarian appearance and a similarly poor performance. However, the van lacks a roof rack, and its color scheme appear more diverse, with some featuring company liveries encompassing the entire body of the vehicle, including FlyUS, Sprunk, Eris, Burger Shot and Ranch.
In the Grand Theft Auto V trailer 1, a redesigned Burrito appears, being used in a robbery. Its sides and rear are strongly reminiscent of a 1996 Chevrolet Van, while the tail lights are reminiscent of a Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana, much like the Speedo. However, the front of the van is not shown in the trailer. In recently released artwork, the front of the van is also shown, also assuming a Speedo-type design.
FaceliftIn Grand Theft Auto V, there is two versions of the Burrito, the IV and the new shape seen in the mission Pest Control (GTA V).
GTA Vice City and The Lost and Damned
The Burrito is adopted as a gang vehicle in both GTA Vice City and The Lost and Damned. Known as the Gang Burrito, the variant features additional modifications, including unique accessories and custom paintjobs. The TLAD Gang Burrito also reintroduces certain sporty accessories omitted during the development of the Burrito in GTA IV.
GTA Chinatown Wars
The Burrito in GTA Chinatown Wars may also appear in the form of gang-owned drug vans, known simply as "Burritos", which appear on the streets of respectable gang territories (except the Triads) upon completion of "Carpe Dime". Four types of the vans may also appear during "Excess Delivery" submissions.
The gang Burritos are closely associated with the Drug Dealing side quest in the game, being used as transport to smuggle drugs hidden in cubby-holes on the door; after "Carpe Dime", players may steal one from the streets, drive a to a secluded safehouse, and check for drugs, before they are finally allowed to store the van in a garage. The vans are actually similar in performance to a conventional Burrito, but they can do burnouts and appear with unique gang colors and accessories, similar to those seen on their other gang cars; the Midtown Gang's Burrito is the only Burrito which is smaller than other forms of Burritos. There is also a pink-and-white Algonquin Triads variant of the Burrito, but the van is unavailable normally, and must be spawned using a garage editor. The Triads Burrito features unique lower cladding, underbody lighting, and a high roof.
Of interesting note is the Angels of Death's Burrito: if the player manages to hijack one, it will be called an Angel, rather than Burrito. This is most likely a programming error. It was previously thought to be a glitch, but the AOD vans are called Angel in all versions and copies of the game, and there have never been any reports of hijacking one with the name "Burrito."
There is a bulletproof, explosionproof, fireproof, and damageproof Spanish Lords Burrito located at the Spanish Lords' warehouse which Huang raids during the mission Kenny Strikes Back. Note that this Burrito only spawns when the player finishes Kenny Strikes Back. In order to get it, the player must park a bike very next to the gate and jump diagonally so the player can jump into the warehouse without playing the side-mission. Inside the warehouse, the Spanish Lords will not shoot you even if you attack. Unlike when the mission is normally played, the van is started by a screwdriver instead of disabling an immobilizer. However, if you do the mission while the Burrito is being used, the Burrito lose all its armor. If put it in the garage, it will lose the damageproof, fireproof, and explosionproof effects, only the bulletproof effect is retained. The only way to destroy it is to drive into the water or turn it upside-down, or store it in a garage (to make it lose some armor) and destroy it by damaging, burning, or exploding it.
A Burrito with a unique yellow paintjob can be acquired in GTA San Andreas. To obtain it, start the mission "Mike Toreno" and get to the point where T-Bone and Mike start shooting at the van. Their bullets will not damage the van, allowing the player time to acquire a Tow Truck/Tractor. Once the player obtains one, they can kill T-Bone or Mike, failing the mission, and leaving the vehicle free to be towed to the nearest garage.
A special model of the Burrito in GTA IV, dubbed the Laundromat, is used by the Laundromat owner who attempts to escape from Niko in Vlad's mission Hung Out to Dry. If the player goes around the back of the Laundromat during the mission, it can be stolen and saved at a safehouse. It also appears in Meltdown. It is merely a Burrito without the standard roof rack, and with "Monthly Cycle Laundromat" markings.
Brown and yellow Burrito
In GTA Chinatown Wars, players may acquire a unique brown and yellow Burrito from Melanie Mallard, by having her killed in one of her missions.
- "Burrito" literally means "small donkey" in spanish.
- A vehicle resembling the Burrito can be found in Rockstar North's Manhunt and Manhunt 2.
- The Burrito plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
- With the roof lights and spoiler installed, the Burrito bears a strong resemblance to the van used in the 1980s TV show The A-Team.
- This is the fastest van for GTA IV online races.
- Beta Burritos appear as wrecks in GTA IV with a different grille and headlight design. They are found outside Colony Island's abandoned hospital and in Bohan at the car scrapyard, however its not drivable.
- The Burrito is possibly named after the food item of the same name .
- An updated version of the Burrito is seen bearing a Bugstars paintjob in the GTA V trailer.
- Oddly the car has lower ground clearance in GTA SA and GTA VCS than in GTA VC.
- It was the predecessor of Speedo, as the car was resembling Chevrolet Express Van.
- GTA San Andreas
- Often found in industrial areas, such as Easter Basin, and Ocean Docks.
- Sometimes found near Los Santos International Airport.
- Parked before a Kakagawa depot loading bay in LVA Freight Depot.
- The Special Yellow Burrito can be obtained in Mike Toreno.
- As with the Rumpo it can sometimes be spawned in Hunter Quarry.
- Often seen driving on the roads around Fort Carson and El Quebrados.
- Can always be found parked at the Fallen Tree.
- GTA Vice City Stories
- Parked next to a row of buildings across InterGlobal Films. Near it is an alley which has a Flamethrower pickup in it.
- Sometimes it is seen in the Ocean Beach area.
- GTA IV
- Found parked near the Multistory carpark in Westdyke, Alderney.
- Parked in an alley between Franklin St and Plumbers Skyway, Leftwood, Alderney. Where the "safehouse" for Gracie was.
- Parked by the side of the Leftwood Community Hall in Leftwood, Alderney
- Grand Theft Auto V