Welcome back to the El Charrito blog! Today, on our blog we are talking about breakfast burritos. Because what’s not to love about these delicious little bundles of flavor that start your day with a mouthwatering bang? We honestly can’t think of a better way to greet the day and here’s why.

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Five Reasons Why We Love Breakfast Burritos (And Why You Should, Too)

There are a lot of breakfast foods vying for your attention — so why opt for a breakfast burrito? In our opinion, why not! There are a lot of reasons why burritos win out every time.

Convenient Breakfast of Champions

If you are like most in Monterey County, you are busy all day, and mornings are no different. You have places to be and things to do, and breakfast-on-the-go is often a reality. Instead of opting for a protein bar or granola bar, enjoy a burrito that is just as convenient, more filling and, dare we say, more satisfying? Start your day with a convenient breakfast that can fuel your day!

Eat Your Favorite Food at Breakfast

Mexican food is a favorite type of food for many — we get it. It’s fresh, favorable, and possesses a spicy punch. Unlike a lot of other foods, you can eat Mexican food for any — or even every — meal of the day because breakfast burritos exist.  

Choose Your Own Adventure

Breakfast burritos allow you to choose your own adventure! How so? Though some cereal fanatics would argue that there are multiple ways to enjoy this classic American breakfast, is there really? You add milk to cereal and that’s it. Breakfast burritos, on the other hand, come in a variety of flavor and ingredient combinations. You can get it with breakfast potatoes, with or without spice, or make it completely your own with made-to-order burritos. Some of the most notable breakfast burritos include:

  • The Mission – San Francisco
    • Oversized
    • Rice and beans
    • Cubed potatoes
    • Multiple meats
  • The California – San Diego
    • French fries or hash browns
    • Steak
    • Chipotle sauces
  • The Colorado – Denver
    • Scrambled eggs
    • Cubed potatoes
    • Green chili (served wet sometimes)
    • Cheese
  • Colfax – Los Angeles
    • Potatoes
    • Tortilla chips
    • Eggs
    • Meat of all kinds

Varying Degrees of Spice

Another reason why breakfast burritos are the best breakfast out there, is that anyone can enjoy them! Whether you like a spicy treat that makes you sweat or your tolerance for spicy food isn’t that high, there is a breakfast burrito at your local authentic Mexican restaurant for you. With this in mind, breakfast burritos are the perfect breakfast to buy as a treat for your co-workers — there is a flavor for everyone!

A Part of Our National History

Lastly, breakfast burritos are a celebration of our national history. Though we don’t know exactly when these delicious concoctions came to be, it is thought that they originated in New Mexico in the 1970s. Many think that with the breakfast burrito came the invention of breakfast tacos, possibly also originating in the southwest, in Austin. Regardless, we are happy that those who immigrated from Mexico to the U.S. and became a part of our culture, gifted us with the flavors that make up our favorite breakfast burritos.

Are you hungry yet? To get your breakfast burrito fix, visit El Charrito and enjoy the best burrito in Salinas and the entire Monterey County!