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My Chipotle Review

by Meghann on September 29, 2008

 

I believe I am one of the few Americans out there that before today had never stepped foot in a Chipotle restaurant. I never really had an urge to try they’re Mexican fare, I’ve always been more of a “Welcome to Moes” girl myself. But lately I began to take notice of a couple of co-workers bi-weekly trips to the famous burrito chain and decided to tag along to see what all the fuss was about.

The verdict?…umm.. it was ok. Nothing I would write home about or anything, but maybe something to blog about J Let me give you my full in depth analysis of the Mexican grill.

 

I had heard good reviews about Chipotle and was excited to test it out for myself. I know their food can be high in calories, but am impressed by their fresh, all natural approach to their products. As in all burrito chains this was one of those order and add as you go places. I requested the Vegetarian Burrito Bowl which began with rice, black beans and peppers and onions before being past along.  Along the way down the line medium spicy salsa, corn salsa, cheese, lettuce and guacamole all topped my creation.

 

The end result.

What I liked:

  • The serving size was not over the top. I was able to finish the dish, only leaving some spare green peppers behind I didn’t care for.
  • The salsa had a good spice to it that left me guzzling my unsweet iced tea
  • The corn salsa was tasty
  • Lastly, the guacamole was probably the best part (unfortunately they give a nice size scoop which added tons of calories and I sadly ate the whole scoop

What I didn’t like:

  • The rice was simple white rice, nothing fun or healthy about it at all
  • Lack of selection in menu choices
  • Lack of veggies
  • The high amount of calories in the guac L
  • You have to pay extra for chips 

Thank you for your time, Chipotle, but I think in the future I will stick to my Moes. They offer grilled veggies and tofu(!) , their rice is way better, I can usually get two meals out of their bowls ($$), chips automatically come with your order, you have the kiddie size option, their menu has a lot more choices, people always scream “Welcome to Moes!” when you enter and it reminds me of my freshmen year of college when my dorm was across the street from it. J

1 Mel September 29, 2008 at 3:06 pm

I love Moe’s. I used to live within walking distance of one, and that was dangerous. I agree with you on the things that Chipotle lacks… At least it was a decent lunch right?

2 magpie September 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm

I do like Chipotle (I get the veggie salad), but I’ve never tried Moe’s. But Mexican food in general doesn’t usually do it for me, so I don’t go to Chipotle often. Bobby (the bf) loves it though.

3 VeggieGirl September 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Yeah, I’m not a big fan of Chipotle – you’re not alone! 🙂

4 Megan September 29, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Love the vegetarian bowl!

5 runjess September 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Not a huge fan of Chipotle.
Good job on your race this weekend!

6 Deb September 29, 2008 at 6:45 pm

What a bummer that you didn’t like Chipotle. Part of the reason might be that you didn’t get any of the meats- all of which are mindblowingly delish. Also, here in California, they put lemon and cilantro in the rice and it makes it delectable….so fab that the hubby always asks me to stop there JUST TO GET THE RICE so he can have it as a side whenever. I have never heard of Moe’s…perhaps not in Cali? LOVE the idea of TOFU at a Mexican joint!

7 Hangry Pants September 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm

I also prefer Moe’s and Baja Fresh for this sort of thing.

8 Jordan September 29, 2008 at 10:09 pm

I’m a Qdoba girl. Screw Moe’s =P

I have yet to try Chipotle either, but mostly because we don’t have one here yet. It’s being built, though.. about 100 yards from my job!

9 Andrea (Off Her Cork) September 30, 2008 at 3:03 pm

I’ve never been to one (you weren’t alone!) and never even heard of them until three years ago when we moved to this area. I’m not a big fast food person and try to avoid it. If I want Mexican I’d rather go to a smaller privately owned place.

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