The popularity of Mexican food has not diminished in the past two decades. From food trucks to restaurants, you can find tacos and burritos everywhere.
Originally, burritos were called "little donkeys," as "burro" means donkeys and "ito" means little. Donkey products do not appear in burritos, nor do they look like donkeys, so where did the name come from? Burritos were not invented in a vacuum, and no one knows who invented them. There have been many theories about the invention of burritos since the 20th century.
1. Freebirds World Burrito, Dallas, Texas
There's no better place to tame your hunger than Freebird. It's simple: order the type of tortilla you want, the stuffing you like (like dark chicken and steak the best), and the extras you want like rice, beans, cheese, sauces, etc. It's all slammed together, wrapped in foil, and you're told to eat it. Burritos come in half, regular, monster, and super monster sizes, but we have yet to meet someone who has eaten a super monster in one sitting. There are also cheese-filled quesadillas, nachos, tacos, and a kids' menu. Would you like burritos? This beautiful store offers a range of burrito sizes made with quality ingredients and done promptly.
Location: 5500 Greenville Ave Ste. 209, Dallas, TX 75206, United States
Phone: +1 214-265-9992
Store Hours: Mon-Sun 10:30am-9:30pm
2. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Southlake, Texas
Chipotle is one of the top burrito boites thanks to its fresh, natural, top-quality ingredients and behemoth burritos that beep when reversed. Order a fat one or a bowl, your choice of a burrito sans tortilla, with rice or lettuce, or one of the salads. Our top pick is the juniper- thyme- and bay leaf-rubbed free-range pork from Niman Ranch. The meat is flavorful, moist, and is a great base for a burrito or tacos. Chipotle stands out from many burrito boites because its meats, veggies, and spices are fresh, natural, and top-quality. You can stuff your turkey with whatever stuffing you like and wrap it in a large tortilla.
Location: 3010 E Southlake Blvd # 600, Southlake, TX 76092, United States
Phone: +1 817-748-4745
Store Hours: Mon-Sun 10:45am-10pm
3. Delicious Mexican Eatery, El Paso, Texas
Since 1976, this restaurant has been churning out rolled, petite Paso del Norte-style burritos near Fort Bliss, Franklin Mountain State Park, and the Mexican border.
A few ingredients are used in the form of a guide - a stew or casserole-type filling - to make their burritos simple and elegant. In addition to guisado in the middle (the tortilla is often slathered with refried beans), the tortilla is flattened on the counter and returned to the stove for finishing. A tortilla is rolled up over either side rather than stuffed into an envelope as it looks.
There's nothing like a delicious burrito to soothe the soul. Their burrito is made with soft, golden, and white tortillas just off the grill and just as soft and golden inside. You never feel stuffed after eating these little bundles. A meal can be made out of two (or three or four), or one can just be eaten for pleasure.
Location: 3314 Fort Blvd, El Paso, TX 79930, United States
Phone: +1 915-566-1396
Store Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 12am-7pm, Sun 7am-3pm
4. Cabo Bob's Burritos, Austin, Texas
There are five locations of this Austin-based burrito chain that offers flavored tortillas, including the Smoky Cheddar - which is always fresh and made with unbleached wheat flour, grated smoked Cheddar and barbecue sauce. The filling options include shredded pork, crispy fish, sautéed poblano peppers, and sautéed courgettes. But the smoky, tender brisket is many people's go-to.
Location: 500 E Ben White Blvd SUITE D-100, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Phone: +1 512-432-1111
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:05pm
5. Hugo's Regional Mexican Cuisine, Houston, Texas
Chef Hugo Ortega, a winning James Beard Award winner in 2017, prepares light, fresh and complex dishes at Hugo's in Houston. Among Ortega's menu options are a staple, iconic, and complex options. Try the highly praised pulpo ar carbon, which includes grilled octopus, onions and peppers, chipotle-tomatillo salsa and small tortillas, or Arroz a la Mexicana with wood-grilled skirt steak, poblano peppers, onion, tarasca sauce with peanuts, guacamole, and refritos.
Location: 600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Phone: +1 713-524-7744
Store Hours: Tue-Wed 3pm-9pm, Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm
Mexico's cuisine is a key component of the United States melting pot of cultures. For that reason alone, it's safe to say that this American's love affair with Mexican food will last for years to come.
It would help if you kept this guide on hand when you're in Texas for a burrito escapade. A memorable experience awaits you.
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