Definition of burrito in English:



  • A Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla rolled round a savoury filling, typically of minced beef or beans.

    • ‘With them, I can make sandwiches, quesadillas, pizzas and burritos.’
    • ‘Include on your menu: lentil soup, mild bean burritos, or even more oatmeal.’
    • ‘Pizza, pasta, burritos, and any food that must be salted or is occasionally sold with an action figure from a current movie is expressly forbidden.’
    • ‘She suggests bean soups and burritos, as well as a good dose of fiber.’
    • ‘Rachael still room for a catfish burrito, cornbread and salad from Alto Cinco.’
    • ‘We ordered burritos at a tiny Mexican place, but we got tacos instead.’
    • ‘While on one of my many daily trips to Taco Bell the other day, I ordered a bean burrito with extra onions.’
    • ‘The manager, Steve Franklin, offers me extra pork in my burrito.’
    • ‘The restaurant offers mainly a decent sized Mexican menu with dishes like nachos, burritos, enchiladas and some of the tastiest tacos you'll find in town.’
    • ‘Latino sushi is actually tortilla rolls, like burritos, but chopped in slices which resemble sushi.’
    • ‘If you remembered to keep a package of tortillas in the freezer, you've also got the makings of bean burritos or tacos.’
    • ‘She explains the difference between chimichangas, burritos, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas and fajitas.’
    • ‘Wrap your tacos and breakfast burritos with naturally low-carb tortillas that taste as good as regular ones.’
    • ‘Moe's specializes in chicken, steak and vegetable burritos.’
    • ‘He's quite industrious and rapidly turns out large quantities of burritos, flautas or fajitas.’
    • ‘The menu is slightly longer, offering quesadillas along with steak, chicken and bean and cheese burritos.’
    • ‘Alternatively, wrap each burger and the toppings in a tortilla like a burrito.’
    • ‘Dinner was pizza and burritos, another meal which was well received.’
    • ‘For example, swap a beef burrito with sour cream for a grilled chicken soft taco with salsa.’
    • ‘All we could talk about was opening up a simple burrito joint, offering burritos, quesadillas and tacos.’


Latin American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish burro, literally ‘donkey’ (see burro).