It’s time to settle one of the most heated debates in Mexican food: Burritos vs. Tacos. Which one is best? Which one is more popular? Read on to discover the answer.
Both tacos and burritos are extremely popular but there has to be a winner. While it’s impossible to ask every person around the world what Mexican dish they prefer, Google searches can help us determine the first place.
According to Google Trends, tacos are ten times more popular than burritos (which have a search average of 7 compared to taco’s 77), so the first round goes to the corn tortilla team.
It doesn’t get more convenient than tacos. They’re cheap, you can eat them anywhere, and you don’t need cutlery. Most of those things also apply to burritos, but eating them may require more precautions, especially if you like wet burritos, so they’re slightly less versatile.
On the other hand, tacos aren’t a typical breakfast choice, while you can enjoy a nice burrito any time of the day, so we’ll call a tie on the convenience front.
Tacos are probably as old as Mexico itself. We know that Aztec kings loved to treat themselves to feasts that combined mouth-watering dishes and tortillas in what sounds like the first taco bars in recorded history.
Burritos are considerably younger than tacos; historians believe they were invented in Mexico sometime during the late 19th century. This was a crucial moment in Mexico’s history. Many of the tensions that would lead to the 1910 Revolution were already brewing, and burritos reflect that rough, hard-nosed rancher/cowboy culture.
So, which one is the best? Tacos or burritos? The best one is the one you prefer. But food is also a cultural experience, so learning more about your favorite food makes it even tastier!
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