Are you having a hard time navigating your way through different types of Mexican dishes? Are you confused by a taquito versus an enchilada? What makes a burrito different from a taco? The knowledgeable experts at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant are here to set the record straight and help you understand the differences as you navigate your way through tasty Mexican cuisine. Keep reading to learn more about burritos, tacos, chimichangas, and much more as you begin to understand what makes each dish different and which dish is the best choice for you.
Difference Between a Taco & a Burrito
You are probably already familiar with burritos and tacos but can you tell them apart? The answer lies in the way it is wrapped. For example a taco is stuffed with meat and vegetables before being folded in half to resemble a crescent shape while the burrito on the other hand is stuffed with meat and cheese and wrapped into something that resembles a cylinder. When it comes to size, the taco is considered to be more of a snack than an actual meal and is often served in a small corn tortilla shell. On the other end of the spectrum is the humble burrito which is generally served in a large flour tortilla and served as a meal. Tacos and burritos are served with a variety of toppings including meat, cheese, beans, sour cream and much more.
Fajita VS Burrito
Burritos and fajitas are primarily filled with meat and vegetables that have been wrapped inside a tortilla. The burrito is wrapped in an extra-large sized tortilla with a filling that consists of meat and beans and a combination of other fillings. Fajitas typically contain some type of grilled meat such as chicken or beef that has been marinated with onions and peppers. You will often see fajitas served on a skillet with tortillas on the side so you can individually wrap them to your specifications.
Burritos VS Chimichangas – What’s the Difference?
There are many similarities between burritos and chimichangas as both are basically tortillas that have been folded over a meat filling. What makes them different is chimichangas are filled with meat before being deep fried and served with cheese and sour cream. Burritos are most often filled with a combination of meat and beans and served with other combinations of fillings.
Taquito or Enchilada? Does Size Matter?
Taquitos and enchiladas are look-a-likes with a few exceptions. Enchiladas are oven baked and have a chili sauce and cheese topping while a taquito is smaller, deep fried, and served plain without any additional sauces on top.
When does a Quesadilla Become a Mulita?
A quesadilla is best described as two tortillas that have melted cheese and a selection of other fillings pressed between them. A quesadilla becomes a mulita when you add meat to the filling and top it with guacamole.