The Art of the Perfect Burrito
Our tale begins a long time ago in a pueblo far, far away. Did you know the burrito’s been around for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years?
There’s no way to prove it one way or the other, but scientists have discovered the remains of dinosaur bones that look suspiciously like a giant chicken. Which would make like a really huge burrito. Just sayin’.
What we do know for sure is that way back in the day (back when Joan Rivers still had her original face), the great-great grandfather of the Café Rio burrito was being made by Mesoamerican hombres down in Mexico. They packed their tortillas full of tomatoes, chili peppers, mushrooms, avocados, and squash. Turns out they were all about the fresh ingredients too!
Burrito means “little donkey” – but don’t worry, unlike some popular Mexican food chains, we don’t use donkey meat. The name comes from the rolled-up bedrolls the burros carried on their backs. Our burritos are packed up just as neat and tight but come without donkey hair, guaranteed!
Traditional burritos usually have one or two ingredients, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes less is more (like spending time with your in-laws, am I right?) but sometimes more is more, like packing your burrito full of yummy Rio Grande-style ingredients.
I mean, just look at this baby. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful in your life?
We’ve come a long way from just beans and cheese, people. Try cilantro lime rice, savory slow-cooked barbacoa, fire-grilled steak or chicken, all wrapped in a fluffy flour tortilla that melts in your mouth, smothered in enchilada sauce and cheese with a side of pico de gallo…
If your mouth isn’t watering, amigos, you must not have taste buds. For real.
But you already know we’re the best in town—you came here for a secret on how we make them so great, didn’t you?
All right, don’t tell anyone I told you. Pinky swear. Okay, now come a little closer… little closer… Our secret ingredient, the one we’re always teasing you about?
It’s love …