The Anaconda Burrito
In the wild, anacondas have been rumored to eat people. In Fresno, it’s the people who eat anacondas. Anaconda burritos, that is.
A couple of weeks ago, a video went viral on the internet. Shocker! In it, a five-tortillas-long burrito is being prepared by a taco shop employee. Within 24 hours of posting, the video was being shared like crazy and had millions of views. (It currently sits at 17 million views, 235,000 shares, and almost 100,000 reactions on Facebook.)
Eventually, it circled back around and caught the attention of the local news media in Fresno, who noticed that the taco shop in which this serpentine burrito was being prepared is in our own backyard. Anacondas in Fresno, who’d ever heard of such a thing? Turns out, many people. Taqueria Yarelis (429 N. Fresno Street) has been around for a while, with a loyal following of locals. But when the “Anaconda” burrito hit the internet, the shop’s popularity exploded. People from around the world started calling and even Jimmy Fallon mentioned the infamous burrito on The Tonight Show.
Naturally, the stomachs at FresYes had a serious case of FOMO, and decided to join the throngs flocking to this small taqueria to tango with the Anaconda.
If you didn’t watch FresYes vs. the Anaconda live on Facebook on Wednesday, you can check out a small “slice” of what the showdown was like in the video below.