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Old 01-07-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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What are they like? My dad said they're more like a snack, not nearly as tasty as the ones here. Do they eat more tamales? And is it true flour tortillas are a gringo faux pas?
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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What are they like? My dad said they're more like a snack, not nearly as tasty as the ones here. Do they eat more tamales? And is it true flour tortillas are a gringo faux pas?
About the only little donkeys (burritos) you'll likely find in Mexico will have four legs. I never saw a burrito on a menu in Mexico. This popular U.S. menu item may have been invented in New Mexico or the border town of Ciudad Juárez. Don't spend too much time looking for fajitas, either! As far as tacos go, give me a Mexican version anytime... with nothing but real corn tortillas and some great salsa.

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Old 01-07-2011, 09:44 PM
 
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Tacos are the norm in Mexico, as for burritos? Uhh you may find but rarely..

Tamales are eatin in mexico, yes of course and also tons of other interesting things that you've never heard of
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:53 AM
 
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Burritos are found in some border towns and in Chihuahua, but not anywhere else. They kind of resemble Taco Bell bean and cheese burritos and therefore not very popular. Flour tortillas are not too common so tacos are what you find everywhere.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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All the tortillas are made from flour - what you would call corn tortillas are from corn flour (masa harina) and what you call flour tortillas are made from wheat flour.

Burritos are not commonly found, but you will find gorditas everywhere.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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... but you will find gorditas everywhere.
Mmmmm... gorditas. Or blue corn huaraches with nopalitos.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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I've never had a taco that is tastier here in the US (Texas, East Coast) than Mexico... either you are not using salsa, or picking the incorrect taco stand...

One thing is true, tacos in Mexico are simpler, and are not usually served with sides (rice, salad) its just the corn tortilla + some kind of filling. Its up to you to add the salsa, lime, onion and cilantro.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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My friends in Tabasco state (southern Mexico) are familiar with burritos and "super burrotes" (which I assume are monster-sized burritos a la Chipotle).
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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Burritos are found in some border towns and in Chihuahua, but not anywhere else. They kind of resemble Taco Bell bean and cheese burritos and therefore not very popular. Flour tortillas are not too common so tacos are what you find everywhere.
We spend our winter months in Yurecuaro, Michoacan, and there are taco stands that advertise Burritos, but they were made using a small tortilla, and were just flatter than a taco. So, they are not the big, bulky version of the U.S. We have our favorite taco stand here, and they are delicious. He doesn't open until 7 pm, and he has his stand right in the street along the curb (as do many others). served on the side are chile (red or green), cilantro, lime & radishes. He will serve grilled onions if you want them.
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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The areas I'm familiar with are around Mexico City and especially the state of Morelos. You won't find any burritos around there.

Tacos on the other hand, are everywhere....and quite delicious I might add.

Tacos de canasta anyone?
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