Those huge rolled-up hodgepodges of meat, cheese, and veggies are not a Mexican food, for all the Mexican places that have them. Tacos, yes; but burritos are essentially just an embiggened Americanization of them. “Burritos, as we know them here in the United States, can’t be found in Mexico,” explains Gerry Torres, owner of City Tacos in the San Diego area. Torres, who was born in Mexico City, says that you’d find “small tacos on flour tortillas,” not burritos. And he much prefers it that way! “Tacos are the perfect size and have the right protein to tortilla ratio, whereas burritos are often made using giant tortillas and not as much filler,” he told Reader’s Digest.