Andale , arriba - Hurry, move along, get going
Aguas Frescas - A blend of fruit, seeds, sugar, and water that comes together
to make a delicious and refreshing beverage. Literally means fresh waters.
Así que bueno- So good
Burrito - A baby or small donkey
Burrito mojado - Wet burrito
Cancun, Mexico - Located in Mexico’s eastern most state of Quintana Roo
along the Yucatan Channel. Crystal clear waters and white beaches best
describes Cancun. Originally inhabited by the Mayan, this coastal city
is one of the top tourist locations in Mexico.
Carne Asada - Thinly sliced, marinated, and seasoned steak meat. Literally
means grilled meat.
Cerveza - Beer
Chile Relleno - Spanish for a stuffed chile. El Burrito Express’ chile rellenos
are stuffed with jack cheese, covered in an egg batter, and then flash fried
giving it a melted interior and a fluffy and warm exterior.
Chile Colorado - Refers to the name of the sauce that the meat is cooked in.
EBX’s chile colorado contains chunks of beef that is cooked in our colorado
sauce. The beef absorbs the sauce, giving it great texture and flavor.
Chile Verde - Like chile colorado, chile verde is the name of the sauce that
the pork is cooked in. Chunks of pork is slow cooked in EBX’s green sauce.
the pork absorbs the green sauce, giving each bite great flavor.
Chorizo - Mexican pork sausage made with chile peppers. Commonly used
with eggs but also makes for a good burrito filling.
el burro trota desde 1981 - The donkey has been trotting since 1981 (EBX has been
moving along for almost 30 years)
El Burrito Express - The fast donkey
Expresso Style - Turn any burrito into an Expresso. Add cheese, guacamole, tomato
and onion salsa and our Expresso sauce!
Esta es tu casa - This is your house; my house is your house
Grande or pequeño - Big or small, large or tiny
Hermanos - Siblings
Horchata - A sweet beverage typically made from rice and looks milky in
texture. Most horchatas contain cinnamon, sugar, and sometimes vanilla.
El jefe - The boss
Pico De Gallo - Spanish for the roosters beak, some say the name was
bestowed upon this condiment for the way in which it is eaten: picking like
a rooster uses its beak. Pico de Gallo is typically a mixture of chopped onions,
tomatoes, and possibly chile peppers and cilantro. Pico de Gallo can also
be made with fruit.
Pollo Asado - Seasoned, grilled and minced chicken. Literally means grilled
Pollo En Salsa - Literally means chicken in sauce, EBX’s pollo en salsa is
made with white meat that is slowly broiled in our red sauce.¡Salud! - Cheers!
Sabor - Flavor
Salsa picante para ti - Hot sauce for you
Tamal - A traditional Mexican dish made from masa (corn-based dough) and
stuffed with meat, chile peppers, or cheese. The tamal is then wrapped in a
leaf wrapper and is steamed and boiled. The leaf is removed before
Tambien - To, as well, also.
Tomatillo Peppers - One of the peppers used in EBX’s green sauce. This
pepper is native to Mexico and it’s flavor can be best described as zesty and
tangy. In Mexico the tomatillo pepper is sometimes referred to as tomate
verde or green tomato.
Torta- A torta is a Mexican sandwich.
Tostada - The tostada, which literally means toasted, is a traditional Mexican
dish. At the base of the tostada is a deep fried corn tortilla. Pilled on top of
the tostada comes a variety of things- usually beans, meat, lettuce, tomato,
onions, cheese, sour cream, and sauce.
Veracruz, Mexico - Veracruz city is the oldest and most important port on
the Gulf of Mexico. Originally inhabited by the Aztecs, when Hernán Cortés
arrived to Veracruz in 1519, it was originally named Villa Rica de Vera Cruz
(Rich Village of Vera Cruz), due to the area’s large deposits of gold and also
because the ship landed on Good Friday. Veracruz was a constant target by
pirates due to the large amount of gold and silver exports. Due to Veracruz’s
large influx of imports and exports, the city enjoys a variety of Latin
This portion of El Burrito Express’ web site is dedicated to explaining Spanish phrases
found in our web site, as well as some items on our menu. Search below for anything
you’re interested in!