Burritos are better than tacos. Fight me

Credit: Joshua Blanchard

Credit: Joshua Blanchard

An important national holiday will probably come and go  this week, and you may not even know it because, well, tacos.

Attention-magnet tacos even outshined the lowly burrito on National Burrito Day, an annual celebration that occurs every first Thursday in April.

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I am generally not one to pit one delicious Mexican-ish dish against another delicious Mexican-ish dish, but let me be the first to tell you that burritos are better.

This is not to say that I don’t like tacos.

I am not a monster.

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I love tacos.

Tacos are delicious whether they are prepared the authentic Mexican way in corn tortillas with meat and topped with fresh cilantro, finely diced white onion and lime or the jacked up American way with a flour shell, cheddar cheese, lettuce, taco seasoned meat and a dollop of Daisy.

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The fact is burritos are better.

I am a person, and I have very strong opinions about this topic.

The burrito vs. taco fight has been stirring since just after time started.

Let me be the first person to say unequivocally that burritos are better.

If you believe what you read on Wikipedia, the burrito traces its roots back to 10,000 B.C. when the Mesoamerican peoples of Mexico used corn tortillas in 10,000 B.C. with chili peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, squash, avocados and other food.

Make no mistake, there is little authentic about the burrito the way we do burritos, but that’s all right.

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They are still better than tacos. Here’s why:


A burrito can hold all the traditional fillings that make authentic Mexican tacos so dang good or you can go the jacked up American way and put everything but the kitchen sink in that burrito. Just keep stuffing.


Look, I love a taco, but tacos have the tendency to fall apart if they are too full with taco goodness. A burrito would never hurt you in that way. They are self-contained marvels of food magic.


Yeah, you CAN eat a taco with your hands, but you can REALLY eat a burrito with your hands. And you are not going to lose any of those fine ingredients.


Tacos are always looking for approval from others. Not burritos.

"Brag, brag, brag. I am a taco."

Burritos know who they are and what they are about. They are not here to please other people or foods. Tacos can learn a lot about tacos. They are big, bold and sassy.


A burrito has fought in every single American War or conflict since 1812. Real heroes are what they are. I wish I could say the same for those turncoat tacos.

Burritos are better.

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