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A Spanish word meaning 'little donkey' – but in culinary terms a rolled-up tortilla-type pancake. The word 'Wrap' being the British take.

Burrito's were probably adapted from northern Mexican food, into a popular street-food item, during the early 20th century, but popularised by the growth of unauthentic Tex-Mex restaurants in the USA – where much-enlarged versions are used as carriers for a multitude of Mexican-style fillings.

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