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Chipotle - What's Your Favorite Combo?

ambrose Mar 12, 2007 06:01 PM

I guess I'm not smarter than a fifth grader! I tried to figure out the number of possible combinations at Chipotle's and gave up.

A friend and I are going out to lunch later this week and want to try Chipotle's. I'm wondering what to order. Any specific recommendations?

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    JoLi RE: ambrose Mar 13, 2007 03:58 AM

    I don't usually order chicken anywhere I go, since I feel is bland, but the chicken at Chipotle is really really good, juicy and tasty.

    Usually, I get teh bol (like a burrito but without the tortilla) with chicken, rice, black beans, salsa and lettuce. It's my version of a healthy (or somewhat) meal.

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      chowser RE: JoLi Mar 14, 2007 02:32 PM

      I get the chicken bol, too, but without the rice. I like the salsa with the corn.

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      Janet from Richmond RE: ambrose Mar 13, 2007 07:17 AM

      I have a number of combos I order regularly. If I'm trying to be healthy, but having a craving I get the vegetarian bol with letucce instead of rice, black beans, green salsa and guacamole. #2 combo is burrito bol with rice, pinto beans, pork, green salsa and cheese. I typically mix it back at the office, divide into two and have for lunch two days. I also like to get crunch tacos with pork, lettuce, and green salsa. If I'm feeling the desire not to cut back I'll add sour cream or cheese.

      1. ciaogal RE: ambrose Mar 13, 2007 07:24 AM

        I go whole hog...love the burrito wrap w/ the carnitas, the lime cilantro rice with black beans and the freah tomato salsa....
        The pork in the Carnitas is flavorful and juicy...

        1. abbefaith RE: ambrose Mar 13, 2007 10:59 AM

          i like the soft chicken tacos with the corn salsa and the green salsa. their chips and guacamole are also good.

          1. Carrie 218 RE: ambrose Mar 13, 2007 12:02 PM

            Bol -- lime cilantro rice with Niman ranch pork, black beans, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole on the side. It is the closest thing I can create to Cuban black-beans-and-rice with pork which is why I don't bother with any of the salsas in this creation. (I'm also not a tremendous fan of their salsas, truth be told).

            1. chelleyd01 RE: ambrose Mar 13, 2007 03:19 PM

              Carnitas salad, rice, no beans, fresh and corn salsa, cheese, sour cream, guac and a bag of chips on the side. Love in a foil container.

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                piccola RE: ambrose Mar 13, 2007 06:34 PM

                Another vote for the bol - lettuce, black beans, fajita veggies and the spicy salsa. Sometimes, when I'm ordering in, I'll skip the salad part and use large lettuce leaves to scoop up the beans, veggies and salsa.

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                  Sacto_Damkier RE: ambrose Mar 13, 2007 10:56 PM

                  I love the Carnitas Burrito with pinto beans, rice, fresh tomato salsa, and sour cream. It is great for those late-dinner lunches. I used to get cheese and sour cream, but I could not taste the cheese. The flavor combination of the pork, rice, beans, salsa, and cream is excellent. If the mood strikes, the chips with green salsa are a nice touch.

                  1. monkeyrotica RE: ambrose Mar 14, 2007 08:31 AM

                    Carnitas bowl, black beans, hold the rice, extra guac. Suprisingly healthy.

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                      DC Gal RE: ambrose Mar 14, 2007 04:27 PM

                      I love the Barbacoa Beef (shredded beef). I find the steak and chicken to be way over seasoned. So, my choice is always the Burrito with Barbacoa, no beans, the lime cilantro rice, the tomato salsa, cheese and sour cream. YUM!

                      1. brekkie_fan RE: ambrose Mar 17, 2007 10:33 PM

                        If meat, always carnitas. I have low tolerance for spicy.
                        Used to do hard shell tacos (when i got tired of burros) with sour cream, cheese and lettuce.
                        I've moved onto their bols and salads (meat and vegetarian) with no salsa (seems too watery when mixed with everything else) and always guac.

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                          Japos47 RE: ambrose Jun 10, 2013 02:17 PM

                          Burrito- white rice, steak, black beans, no salsa, sour cream, cheese, and corn

                          1. Dommy RE: ambrose Jun 10, 2013 05:20 PM

                            Burrito Bowl with the steak (They often cook it medium, so I give them Mega point for that!) with Guac and a side of chips... Then use the chips to eat the bowl instead of a spoon. It's so not healthy, but a happy treat for me...


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                              Velvet Elvis RE: ambrose Jun 11, 2013 09:33 AM

                              Burrito. Brown rice. Pintos. Fajita veggies. Steak or barbacoa. Tomatillo salsa. Pico de gallo. Sour cream. Cheese.

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                                BuildingMyBento RE: ambrose Jun 12, 2013 10:34 AM

                                When I'm not up for heading to Queens or 10th Ave., sadly Chipotle fills in. I usually get the vegetarian burrito sans rice, however if hounds could report back on which Manhattan outlets offer the quesarrito, I'd like to try that. That's going to be a lazy, lazy day...


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                                  BuildingMyBento RE: BuildingMyBento Jan 23, 2014 06:59 PM

                                  I tried the quesarrito, but it was then that I also realized Chipotle isn't worth eating from anymore. Oh well.

                                  Still waiting for a Nando's...

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                                    Ttrockwood RE: BuildingMyBento Jan 24, 2014 07:00 PM

                                    I want chipotle to bring the sofritas tofu to nyc!!! WTF that it's in DC and not here??? I only get chipotle once a month (or less) but i had the sofritas on the west coast and its really good....

                                2. aching RE: ambrose Jun 30, 2013 06:06 PM

                                  Barbacoa bowl, white rice, pinto beans (is bacon okay? Why, yes, it is!), mild, medium, and corn salsa, sour cream, cheese, and a bit of lettuce. It doesn't matter how often I have it - that is a happy meal for me.

                                  1. RetiredChef RE: ambrose Jul 1, 2013 10:57 AM

                                    Barbacoa bowl, 1/2 order of cilantro lime rice, fajita vege's, black beans, corn salsa, Tomatillo-Green Chili salsa, double cilantro and a few lime wedges.

                                    1. Ttrockwood RE: ambrose Jan 24, 2014 07:05 PM

                                      I always get it to go (its a block from my apt) and get the bol with the tortilla on the side. Black beans, no rice, extra fajita veggies, corn salsa, tomatillo salsa, no dairy, guacamole.
                                      At home i dump it into a bowl with more lettuce and mix everything together. I save the tortilla side to make a mini burrito with my leftovers for lunch the next day- so i end up with two meals! :))

                                      1. ccbweb RE: ambrose Jan 25, 2014 03:11 PM

                                        If I'm in Charlottesville, VA I get the carnitas because they use Polyface Farms pork and cook it in house. Otherwise I get steak. Either way, it's a buritto with white rice, no beans, pico de gallo, hot salsa, cheese and sour cream.

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                                          cstumiller RE: ambrose Feb 23, 2014 08:58 AM

                                          Very easy...Carnitas Burrito bowl with white rice, pinto beans, mild pico and lettuce... topped off with the green chile sauce...

                                          Great diet meal if the >500 calorie numbers from the chain are believed.

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