25 Things You Didn’t Know About the Burrito

Burritos are a popular Mexican dish that are versatile, portable, and tasty, and are enjoyed by both children and adults.

1. “Burrito” Means “Little Donkey

Burrito is believed to have a meaning of "little donkey" due to its resemblance to a donkey's ear and bedrolls.

2. Burrito Originated in Northern Mexico

Burritos originated in Northern Mexico, but spread to Southern areas.

3. Some Suggest Burritos are a War Food

Americans introduced burritos as a "war food" during the Mexican Revolution, using a flour tortilla instead of a corn tortilla due to its higher fiber, vitamins, and minerals content.