A man called Juan Mendez had a small food business and in order to keep the food warm he created a big tortilla to roll the food in it and wrapped it with a napkin. The dish became really popular in the area and some parts of United States closer to the border with Juarez. It was then that Juan decided to get a donkey to carry the food and cross the Rio Bravo to United States so he could sell and satisfy the demand of his clients in that country. In Spanish a donkey is translated as burro and the diminutive would be burrito. Everyday people would wait impatiently for the “burrito” to enjoy Juan’s specialty.




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