As the story goes, the Burrito originated in a taco street stand in Mexico, by a man named Juan Mendez from Chihuahua between 1910-1921. It is suggested he tried to find a way to keep his food warm for his taco street stand. In doing so, he came up with the idea to wrap a homemade flour tortilla with a napkin.
In Spanish, a “burro” is a donkey, and “burrito,” means “little donkey.” and It has been said that Juan used a donkey to carry around his supplies for his food cart, hence where the name came from. The dish became increasingly popular in his local town (and why wouldn’t it?!) and some parts of United States closer to the border. Everyday people would wait impatiently for the “burrito” to enjoy Juan’s specialty.
His food was a hit, and Burritos were then sold in areas of Northern Mexico using two main ingredients, such as meat, beans, potatoes, green or red chilli & onion or cheese in the burrito wrapped in a traditional flour tortilla.
Our menu at Manzana includes three variations of traditional burritos; frijoles (beans) and queso de cabra (goats cheese), cumin spiced chicken breast with guacamole and salsa verde and Yucatan marinated beef back strap with shredded cabbage and manchego cheese- YUM!
If that doesn’t make you hungry, i don’t know what will!
We hope to share a burrito with you soon!
Love the Manzana team x