One of the most common Mexican dishes, a burrito is a flour tortilla filled with a protein (usually chicken, pork, beef, or steak), rice, beans, and other fillings like lettuce and salsa before being wrapped so it’s easy to hold in your hand.
This fritter is typically made from choux dough (a versatile light pastry dough that’s also used to make éclairs and beignets) that are pushed into long, ridged shapes before being deep-fried. Commonly sold by all types of food merchants, from restaurateurs to street vendors, they can be eaten as a breakfast dish or simply a sweet treat.
Gorditas are cornmeal flatbread stuffed with a meat filling (braised beef stew, pulled chicken, and slow-cooked pork are all popular choices). First, the flatbread is deep-fried, making it puff up and hollow out. Then the cook makes a slit in one side of the bread and stuffs it with the filling.
This is wheat or corn tortilla that’s cooked flat on a grill with cheese, vegetables, and often protein on top before being folded over to make a half-moon. This can be eaten as an appetizer or entrée, depending on size.