The burrito has been around for over a hundred years, and we still savor it and celebrate it today! Every year on the first Thursday of April we celebrate National Burrito Day by sharing recipes, going out to eat, and exploring new flavors and creations wrapped up in a flour tortilla.
There are many different reports on when and where the burrito was invented, and who invented it. The stories all originate in Mexico, and one of them says that a man by the name of Juan Méndez was the inventor of the burrito in Chihuahua during the Mexican Revolution. As the story goes, Juan was a food vendor who would wrap his food un a flour tortilla to keep it warm and carry his product on his donkey to sell. Other stories say that the burrito originated in Guanajuato and Guerrero before making its way further north. One thing that we can all agree on is that America loves burritos. From coast to coast you'll find deep fired burritos, wet burritos, vegan burritos, burrito bowls, and the iterations continue to evolve.
As we celebrate National Burrito Day I thought I'd highlight a local favorite. The Macho Burrito from Las Palapas is one of my favorites. You can choose your meat, and for this video I chose beef fajita. It comes with rice and beans and it's covered in gravy and cheese. You literally can't go wrong. Las Palapas is also a San Antonio favorite with 19 locations it's always convenient, consistent, and delicious! Check out my review of the Macho Burrito below!