All burritos are ranked on a scale from 1-5 stars. One being horrendous, and five being absolute burrito transcendence. Each rating is based solely on the individual burrito, not on the establishment whence it came. I don't let outside stimuli influence my ratings (at least I try not to).
I take several factors into account upon rating a burrito: taste, texture, quality, ingredient dispersion, presentation, size, price, overall satisfaction, and how I feel after eating it. When I'm finished, I ask myself the baseline question: "to what degree did this burrito fulfill my desire?"
My top picks on the menu tend to be carnitas or chile relleno burritos. The style I am most drawn to is somewhere between authentic and Americanized. Meat quality and texture is of the utmost importance. If a burrito is packed full of too much lettuce or rice, it instantly slides down the scale. I love cheese and creamy refried beans, and a little sour cream adds mucho amor! Fresh pico makes me swoon swoon swoon! The burrito should have some spiciness on its own, but distinct salsas add to the love.
I also include a "will I go here again?" question in my ratings. Perhaps one particular burrito from an establishment ranks poorly, but if I have hope that a better burrito may be available, I will return.