National Burrito Day 2022: The best deals and discounts

Del Taco offers BOGO burritos for Del Yeah! members who order on the app on April 7.

Del Taco

You Can Keep Taco Tuesday: The first Thursday in April is National Burrito Day. This year it falls on April 7, when you can take advantage of burrito deals with the purchase of a burrito, extra rewards points, free toppings and more.

The burrito’s exact origins – Spanish for “little donkey” – are a mystery, but its first known mention in print was in the Mexican Spanish Dictionary in 1895, where Cuban writer Félix Ramos y Duarte described it as “a tortilla wrap with meat or other ingredients inside.”

Some have speculated that it was invented by vaqueros, 19th century Mexican cowboys, who needed an easily portable snack. They took the name from the similarity between the dish and the sleeping bags mules would carry in Mexico. Others claim the burrito originated in the 1910s in Chihuahua, where street vendor Juan Méndez wrapped his food in tortillas to keep it warm and transported it on his donkey.

However it started, the burrito made its way to Southern California in the 1930s and eventually became a worldwide favorite. Today, regional variations have generated strong opinions about what else is allowed – beans, ricelettuce, salsa, even fries.

Below, we’ve got the best National Burrito Day deals.

California Tortilla

Order a burrito on April 7 from California Tortilla and you’ll get a golden ticket that you can redeem for menu items.

California Tortilla

California Tortilla

At national burrito dayCalTort takes a page from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and offers a golden ticket with every burrito or bowl sold.

Scan your ticket to see which food prize you’ve won, then claim it on your next visit, starting April 8.

The fast-casual Mexican chain has locations in Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.

Chipotle

Chipotle is taking National Burrito Day into the metaverse with a partnership with Roblox which allows players to roll a virtual burrito on the online gaming platform. Chipotle Burrito Builder is a ’90s-themed virtual reality experience paying homage to the restaurant chain founded in 1993.

Plus, all-day Chipotle Rewards members also get free queso blanco toppings (or sides) with admission purchases, using promo code NBD2022 at checkout via the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com. Members can also redeem reward points for one of 10,000 Roblox gift cards.

roblox chipotle players

Test your burrito rolling skills in the Roblox universe.

Chipotle

Chipotle will also offer a total of 1 million Robux by Twitter and Roblox avatars get the chance to wear ’90s Chipotle-inspired uniforms and unlock virtual Gen X fashions, including a Chipotle Doodle bandana and Chipotle Pepper Tie Dye shirt.

The Chipotle Burrito Builder is the channel’s second foray into the online universe: it launched the Chipotle Boorito Maze on Roblox in October.

Chronic Taco Burritos

Chronic Taco’s burritos can be made California-style (with fries) or mission-style (with beans and rice).

chronic taco

Chronic tacos

This Newport Beach-based chain has long been known for its burritos, which are served California-style (with fries) or mission-style (with beans and rice).

For every dollar spent on April 7, you’ll earn three Chronic Tacos Rewards points, which can be redeemed for free churros, tacos, and other food.

Del Taco Epic Burrito

Why order just one Del Taco Epic Burrito when you can get two for one on April 7th?

Del Taco

Del Taco

For Thursday only, Del Yeah! reward members can buy an Epic Burrito on the Del Taco app and get a second one for free. Varieties include:

  • Epic Beer Breaded Crispy Fish & Guac Burrito
  • Epic Loaded Burrito Queso
  • Epic Fresh Guacamole Burrito
  • Cali’s Epic Bacon Burrito
  • Epic Crispy Chicken and Guac Burrito
  • Epic burrito beyond fresh guacamole
Burrito Dos Toros

On April 7, burritos are only $5 at Dos Toros.

Back Toros

Back Toros

Brothers Leo and Oliver Kremer founded their Bay Area-style taqueria empire in New York’s Union Square in 2009. Since then, they’ve added more than 20 locations nationwide.

For National Burrito Day, Dos Toros is offering any wrap for $5 at the restaurant or on the app.

Carnita burritos from El Gallo Giro.

Carnita burritos from El Gallo Giro.

Giro Gallo

El Gallo Tower

This LA taco chain knows a thing or two about burritos. On April 7, chili relleno, carnitas, pollo asado, fritang, and buche burritos are all $5. (Buche is the pig’s esophagus, in case you were wondering.)

The chicken avocado burrito at El Pollo Loco.

The chicken avocado burrito at El Pollo Loco.

El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco

On National Burrito Day, El Pollo Loco offers BOGO burritos all day for new and old Loco Rewards members, including the new Mexican Birria Shredded Beef Burrito Box. Plus, enjoy free shipping with no minimum.

Burrito Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe’s “Homewrecker” burrito comes with rice, beans, shredded cheese and lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole – plus your choice of steak, chicken, ground beef, pork or tofu.

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Moe’s Southwest Grill

The name of this Atlanta-based chain would be an acronym for “Musicians, Outlaws, and Artists,” a nod to each location’s rock music and artwork. On National Burrito Day, become a Moe’s Awards member and can get a burrito or bowl for just $6.

Rubio's Shrimp and Bacon Burrito

Rubio’s Shrimp and Bacon Burrito.

Rubio Coastal Grill

Rubio Coastal Grill

On April 7, every burrito on Rubio’s menu is $7, including the new Argentinian Shrimp Burrito with Chipotle Honey. Order with the app, online (using promo code burrito) or at any of more than 200 Rubio’s locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada or Utah.

Tijuana Apartments Burrito

On Thursdays, Tijuana Flats Rewards members get double points on burrito deals.

Tijuana Apartments

Tijuana Apartments

Okay, maybe it’s not special for National Burrito Day, but the Throwback Thursdayloyalty members get double points on burrito deals, which include a wrap or bowl, chips and a drink for $8.

Be sure to open an account on the Tijuana Flats Rewards app by 4:00 p.m. PT (7:00 p.m. ET) to take advantage of the savings.

Edward K. Thompson