Are you passionate about burritos? Then you are in luck, for we at Charrito in Monterey are passionate about serving up tasty, fresh authentic Mexican food and have been doing so for over 30 years. If you’ve been keeping up with our blog you will have read about some fun facts about burritos. Read part one here! If you are as obsessed with burritos as we are, you should know all there is to know about these delectable pieces of heaven.

Deep-fried burritos are chimichangas!

Have you ever thought, a burrito is amazing. However, it might be even more amazing if it were deep-fried? So have some other people. The Chimichanga is a burrito that, once it is has been rolled to perfection, is deep fried to a crispy golden hue and served with sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, and pico de gallo salsa.

Rolling a burrito is an art.

If you are a burrito connoisseur you probably hold this notion in high regard, because a burrito that is falling apart is never fun to eat or handle. There is a right way to roll a burrito and we as an authentic Mexican restaurant will tell you the basic steps:

  1. Put all fillings in the middle of your burrito
  2. Bring the bottom edge of the burrito to the top
  3. Fold the ends in
  4. Roll the burrito tightly

The biggest burrito was real big.

The biggest burrito could have feed a village. 3,000 volunteers spent 9 hours constructing the biggest burrito confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records. The final burrito was over 2 tons and and spanned a mile long! The final product was filled with fish, onion, and refried beans. Yum!

They’ve been on movie sets.

Burritos can be found throughout history on the silver screen. However, recently one burrito may have disrupted the movie set. In the movie Pitch Perfect, the character Boomer, played by Adam Devine, throws a burrito at his love interest “Fat Amy,” played by Rebel Wilson. His instruction was to throw the burrito at or in the direction of the camera and the actors aim was a little too good.  As the scene is taking place, the cameraman ends up with a whole burrito in his face.

Everyone loves burritos.

Everyone loves burritos, and I mean what’s not to love about a burrito? A tasty meal conveniently wrapped up in a warm delicious tortilla is not something many people can pass up.

Actress Kristen Bell loves burritos so much that she often takes them on the red carpet with her! She says that if she’s carrying a clutch on the red carpet there is most likely a burrito hidden inside.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about the great, delicious burrito and appreciate this culinary favorite as much as we do. We at El Charrito believe in offering our neighbors fresh and tasty food at our authentic Mexican restaurant in Monterey that will not only fill your stomach but feed your soul. Start your day off right with a breakfast burrito or come in later for a burrito, torta, tamale, or one of our other delicious eats!