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Fans of burritos say the dish offers everything you've ever wanted in one tortilla-wrapped package. Burritos mean more food and a greater variety of ingredients in each bite. But taco-lovers argue these are mini culinary achievements. Tacos take out all the fluff and get to what you really want: the meat. Which Mexican food favorite is best?
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Burritos are versatile. They can be eaten for every single meal, which also means they offer endless variety. Whether you're filling your tortilla with eggs or beans or both, this meal will never let you down. As Uproxx's Ben Esch explains in his ode to burritos:

The burrito is one of the few foods that can be eaten every meal of the day — from breakfast burrito to a fortifying post-bar, pre-hangover 3 AM snack. Some say there are no dessert burritos. I say crepes are Nutella burritos made by the French.
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Although tacos might not be as versatile as burritos, there is no question that they too offer endless variety. You've got tacos al pastor, carne asada, barbacoa, chorizo, carnitas, or even nopales for vegetarians.

Tacos offer quality in place of versatility. They have so much variety that some college professors are even teaching classes on all of the taco-possibilities out there. Thrillist's Serena Maria Daniels looked to Steven Alvarez, an assistant English professor who became famous for teaching a taco literacy course at the University of Kentucky:

So much goes into the preparation for the myriad fillings of the ubiquitous taco that to dismiss this handheld meal as no more than street food is a huge disservice....We discussed the origins and mythology behind some of the most popular tacos around and came to the conclusion that it could very well take years of study to tell the stories of every taco imaginable.

Tacos are a special dish. They should be treated with respect, admiration, or even worship.

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Typical burritos brag of ingredients like beans, rice, guacamole, sour cream, your meat of choice, cheese, lettuce, and sometimes more. A taco, on the other hand, only has meat, onions, and maybe a hint of salsa or cilantro to its name. Which one of these meals sounds like it will keep you happy and full for longer? There's only one answer.

As Esch describes for Uproxx:

Some of the happiest moments of my life have been spent eating tacos over a car-table. But like rollercoasters, sex, and the beauty of youth, the joy of eating tacos is over far too soon. For reasons of sogginess and aforementioned tortilla death, tacos need to be eaten quickly. And as exciting as the frenzied race against salsa saturation and tortilla mortality may be, it does not allow the eater to fully savor the experience of the meal.

Burritos are clearly superior when it comes to savor-ability. 

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Tacos are pure where burritos are garish. The quality of the taco depends entirely on the quality of the meat resting within its perfect corn tortilla home. Burritos can mask low-quality ingredients by packing tons of different flavors into one, gargantuan creation. Tacos are simple because they can be. As Josh Scherer puts it for First We Feast:

The fewer elements you have to focus on in a dish, the more each of those can shine. When there’s only tortilla, meat, and a few flourishes like onions, cilantro, and salsa, you can better appreciate the perfume of hardwood smoke on the asada, or the extra bits of caramelization on al pastor shaved off the spit, or the pure porcine flavor of carnitas that’s been braising in its own fat for hours.

Tacos are the proud choice. They have nothing to hide behind.

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