Has anyone been to this chain? I hear that it's owned by McDonald's corp. I checked out the menu and it is pretty small . . . is this place as good as everyone says?
i think it's delicious. the menu isn't very extensive, true. but for what it is (cheap, non-authentic burritos and tacos) it's pretty good. and the ingredients are good quality, free range, etc. mcdonald's has been trying to sell it for a while, so it may not be owned by them for long. also, the very spicy salsa there is some of the best i've had!
It is no longer owned by the McDonalds Corp. It is absolutely fresh and delicious and worth the ridiculously long wait in the lines that form at every branch during every lunch hour. The steak burritto bowl is my go to standard when I am SUPER hungry for lunch. I stress SUPER
I love their chicken burrito bowls! I think their food tastes great, but I go in knowing that they are not authentic.
It's okay, I will eat it, but don't go out of my way for it - my husband loves it. We had them all over in CA, but I prefer some of the other fast food, fresh mex places better (none of which you can find here in NY).
It is kinda like a subway for burritos. You pick the meat, tell them what you want to add as you go down the line.
Chipolte stands as the worst lunch I have ever eaten out.
I had a chicken burrito, and found the meal almost unedible, but since I only get one shot at lunch, and I had payed for it already I ate as much as I could stomach.. The whole package was bad, the chicken meat was flavorless, and dry, the rice was terrible, & the salsas tasted almost sour with no heat., Like most things Chipolte didnt live up to the hype for me.
I will never return, and thankfully have many excellent taqueria's around where I work so I am not desperate for good mexican food to settle for something like Chipolte again..
Just my humble opinion.
It may depend on which Chipotle you eat at. The one I sometimes find myself at near my workplace in S. Minneapolis is quite good (but not as good as the taqueria nearby). The one near my house in Atlanta absolutely sucks - chewy, gristly, tasteless meat-like stuff.
Don't go back to the same one, but maybe sometime go to a different one and try again.