National Burrito Day - April
Thu, Apr 4, 2024

National Burrito Day

April 7 is National Burrito Day that lovers of traditional Mexican dishes will not miss. Wheat tortillas with various fillings are served in American restaurants, and the treat is popular. It is delicious.

The History

Burrito was noted for the first time in a dictionary published at the end of the XIX century. It was described as meat and vegetables wrapped in a tortilla. In the USA, burritos as a restaurant menu item appeared in the 1930s. This Mexican snack was first served in restaurants in Los Angeles, California. Later, many burrito recipes appeared in American cookbooks. Traditional burritos are made from tortilla, beans, and minced meat. American interpretation has variations fillings: rice, tomatoes, cheese, and avocado. There is also a rich selection of sauces: salsa, hot chili, and sour cream. Since 1975, burritos have been offered as breakfast food, allowing one to recharge for the coming day. They appeared for the first time with potatoes and cheese in New Mexico, a novelty which then spread throughout the southwestern states.

Interesting facts

Burrito translated means little donkey. The word was also used for bales, cargo, and luggage loaded on the animal’s back.

  1. The holiday is celebrated on the first Thursday of April.
  2. Burrito has a piquant taste: the sauce adds spice. It is also served with guacamole and other seasoning.
  3. Americans welcome unusual fillings: French fries, scrambled eggs, onions, or even sushi.
  4. Restaurants often hold themed promotions: they serve original dishes, but with restrictions on the quantity sold. The food is fresh and cooked on the spot, making it easy to try something new.
  5. The meat filling can be chicken or beef.
  6. Burritos should not be confused with fajitas, where the filling is served separately, and a person chooses the filling for the tortilla roll.

The best way to celebrate is to organize a party and an open kitchen, where invited guests can pick burritos at will.

When is National Burrito Day celebrated in 2024?

National Burrito Day is observed every year on the first Thursday in April.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday April 4 2024
Thursday April 3 2025