National Burrito Day

National Burrito Day

National Burrito Day is a food holiday that falls on the first Thursday in April each year. The holiday celebrates the beloved burrito, a Mexican dish that typically consists of a flour tortilla filled with rice, beans, meat or vegetables, and toppings such as cheese, salsa, and guacamole.

On National Burrito Day, many Mexican restaurants and fast-food chains offer discounts or specials on burritos to entice customers to try their version of the dish. Some restaurants may even offer free burritos to customers who participate in promotions or social media contests.

National Burrito Day

The holiday has gained popularity in recent years as the burrito has become a staple of Mexican cuisine in many parts of the world. Many people take the opportunity to indulge in their favorite burrito, or to try a new restaurant or flavor combination.

Which country invented burritos?

The burrito is a Mexican dish that originated in Northern Mexico, although the exact place of its invention is not clear. The word "burrito" actually means "little donkey" in Spanish, and it is believed that the dish was named after the rolled-up packs that donkeys would carry on their backs.

Burritos were popularized in the United States in the mid-20th century, particularly in California and other states with large Mexican-American populations. In the US, burritos are often served with a variety of fillings, including rice, beans, meat, cheese, guacamole, and salsa, and can be found in many fast-food chains and casual dining restaurants.

While burritos may have evolved and taken on different forms in different countries, they have their roots in Northern Mexico and remain an important part of Mexican cuisine to this day.

What country is known for burritos?

Burritos are a popular dish in Mexican cuisine, so Mexico is the country that is most well-known for burritos. The origins of burritos are debated, but they are believed to have originated in northern Mexico, particularly in the region of Chihuahua. Burritos are now widely popular throughout the United States and many other countries, but they remain closely associated with Mexican cuisine.

National Burrito Day

Why are they called burritos?

The word "burrito" actually means "little donkey" in Spanish. There are different theories about how the burrito got its name, but one of the most widely accepted stories is that the name comes from the fact that the rolled-up shape of the burrito resembles the packs that donkeys, or burros in Spanish, would carry on their backs. The burrito was likely named as such in the northern regions of Mexico where burros were used to transport goods, and the resemblance between the pack and the food led to the name "burrito" being applied to the dish.

Here's a basic recipe for making burritos:


  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 can (15 oz.) refried beans
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • Optional toppings: salsa, guacamole, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, chopped lettuce


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef or turkey until browned and crumbled.
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the skillet and cook until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper and cook for another minute or two.
  4. Add the refried beans and cooked rice to the skillet and stir until well combined.
  5. Warm the tortillas in the microwave or on a griddle until they are pliable.
  6. Spoon a generous amount of the beef and bean mixture onto each tortilla, leaving a little space at the top and bottom.
  7. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the mixture and add any other desired toppings.
  8. Roll up the burritos by folding the bottom of the tortilla up over the filling, then folding in the sides, and rolling it up tightly.
  9. Serve the burritos immediately, or wrap them in foil and keep them warm in the oven until ready to serve.

Enjoy your homemade burritos!