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Take Your Pick: Enchiladas, Chimichanga, or Burritos

Traditional Mexican cuisine is a crowd favorite because of its wild and colorful personality. Every bite is an adventurous experience of rich cultural heritage paired with fresh and flavorful ingredients.

Over time, the Mexican recipes went through several significant changes due to the influence of other nations. While some modifications have been made in some ingredients and cooking methods, traditional Mexican dishes are still alive today. People are still cooking with a tortilla press, comal (a cast-iron skillet with no sides), and molcajete and tejolote (a mortar and pestle made from volcanic rocks) to grind herbs and spices.

Flying to Mexico is the ultimate move to taste the country’s dishes. While it may not always be possible, one can always go for authentic Mexican food in Lincoln, NH, for a quick and hearty fix. Nachos Mexican Grille serves all your favorites!

Never get lost while ordering! To start the Mexican feast journey, learn the difference among three of the most common dishes: Burritos, Chimichangas, and Enchiladas.

Get to Know Burritos

Essentially, a burrito is a flour tortilla wrap filled with various ingredients such as meat, cheese, sausage, eggs, beans, and vegetables.

There is a regional variation in burrito fillings. In Northern Mexico, the wrap is small and stuffed with two ingredients only. Commonly, it includes meat, cheese, vegetables, rice, beans, and potatoes.

The most popular version is the San Francisco-style burrito that is large and stuffed with generous heaps of ingredients. A fully loaded SF-style burrito has meat, lettuce, beans, salsa, sour cream, rice, and guacamole.

Another variation is the San Diego-style burrito that is still relatively large but only includes meat, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Nevertheless, it still sounds as scrumptious as the others!

Presenting: Chimichangas

Take a burrito, plunge it in hot oil until golden brown, and you have a chimichanga! Yes, it is basically a deep-fried burrito. Fillings include rice, beans, cheese, meat and may vary depending on the location and the chef’s creative take on the dish. Usually, sour cream and sauce are omitted as a filling and served alongside the crunchy wrap instead.

While burritos can be eaten with your bare hands, this may not be possible for a piping hot chimichanga. So, people dig in using a fork and knife to enjoy this delectable meal.

Say Hi to Enchiladas

Enchiladas have a lot of notable characteristics that separate it from burrito and chimichanga. First, the wrap is made of corn tortillas instead of flour. Secondly, it is significantly smaller than a burrito, so a regular serving is presented in three or more rows on a plate. And while it still has generous fillings that vary depending on location and preference, enchiladas have a bed of chili-based sauce and are topped with cheese.

Since it has a wonderful thick sauce, one may opt to eat it with a fork instead of consuming it like a burrito that can be feasted on with bare hands.


To recap: a burrito is a flour tortilla wrap with various fillings. Chimichangas are basically deep-fried burritos, and enchiladas are filled corn tortilla wraps drenched with chili-based sauce and sprinkled with cheese. See? Mexican cuisine is truly oozing with flavor, uniqueness, and charisma no one can resist.

Are you ready to indulge in the richness of Mexican dishes? Visit Nachos Mexican Grille, the best tex-mex restaurant in Lincoln. Feast on the best nachos in NH with us and make a reservation now!

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