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Burritos are a part of any “Mexican food near me” menu search! Every Mexican restaurant has a burrito selection on its menu, and in celebration of National Burrito Day, we’re going over the history behind this! If you’re like us, you know that authentic flavors and fresh ingredients go together, and when it’s all rolled into a burrito, there’s nothing better! Here are some reasons we love burritos (with a bit of history rolled in, too).

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A Brief Burrito History

It’s widely accepted that the word “burrito” comes from the Spanish burro, meaning donkey. This is probably because many Mexicans ate these rolled-up meals while travelling with their donkeys. However, while no one knows who invented the first real burrito, we have some theories:

  1. First, the burrito was possibly invented in Sonora, Mexico to make eating and traveling easier.
  2. Second, the burrito was possibly created in Chihuahua, Mexico by a vendor who served his food in a tightly wrapped flour tortilla.  

In the 1920s, the burrito becomes a new favorite of ranchers and restaurants alike. Finally, the burrito finds a home in Southern California, thanks to the frozen dinner and fast-food craze of the 1950s and 60s, with the major buyer being schools, chain restaurants, and grocery stores.

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The Classic Burrito

Whatever story you choose to believe, the fact remains that this savory and filling snack is a true Mexican restaurant favorite. Go classic with your choice of meat and toppings, including salsa, avocado, cheese, and more! Burritos have evolved into more than just a tortilla filled with meat and rice. Throughout the U.S., breakfast places, fusion restaurants, and mainstream fast-food chains have taken this beloved food item one step further.

Did you know? 

  • The burrito is primarily a popular dish in the U.S. and in northern Mexico. 
  • A fried burrito is actually a chimichanga!

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Mexican Food Near Me – Vallartas

If you’re searching for a great burrito or simply need “Mexican food near me”, choose any of the Vallartas restaurants! You can’t go wrong with either of our two locations. We offer classic and fresh Mexican food for lunch and dinner at both. And if you’re in the mood for a classic burrito, visit Vallarta Restaurants in Manchester, NH! Our menu has something for everyone.

Be sure to check out our daily Lunch specials

Visit one of our two locations to try our delicious Mexican food, including burritos, tacos, chimichangas, and more!