L2M> Chipotle is Coming to NMiami
Lax2Mia - we have been stalking the strip mall up on Biscayne Blvd near Total Wine all summer long and were a little distressed to see the windows boarded up recently. After months of a little canvas temporary sign roped up to the facade, there seemed to be no progress in the development of the site for a working restaurant.
Recently, AdvisorBoy pointed out the more permanent installation of a light up sign (and the lack of window glass).
Then on July 4th weekend, they announced they were on site hiring.
So it looks like the burritos as big as your head will shortly be available to bust your bellies in North Miami... 14776 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami Beach, FL 33181
BTW> The NEXT one will open on Kendall Drive for those of you living further South of the border.
Meanwhile - check out our Mexi-Fix short list:
Tres Amigos near Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1025 NW 20th St, Miami - (305) 324-1462
Burrito Grill Cafe 899 NE 125th St North Miami, FL 33161 (305) 891-1041
Chapultepec 23 NW 2nd Ave | Btwn E Hallandale Beach Blvd & NW 1st St, (954) 456-0771
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill. 1439 Alton Rd. Miami Beach, FL. 33139. 305-532-5463 AND 14831 Biscayne Blvd North Miami, FL 33181 (305) 949-8800
Taqueria El Mexicano on Calle Ocho 521 SW 8 St. Miami, FL 33130
or the EVER reliable San Loco Taqueria on South Beach - 235 14th St Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 538-3009
I actually was disappointed with my experience at Chipolte in North Miami Beach... but here's a heads up anyways...
Chipotle #2 coming to South Miami!
6290 South Dixie Highway
South Miami, FL
"Wednesday, November 28: Free Day from 11am-7pm. Everyone eats for free, drinks included, and we’ll be offering a full menu.
Friday, November 30: Grand Opening. First 100 customers in line at 3pm get a free Chipotle t-shirt and free burrito card good for their next visit. We’ll also be raffling off burritos for a year as well as a roundtrip airline ticket."
Has it come to this? We are excited about Chipoltle? The restaurant is not that great, but given the options I've found myself driving by to see if it is open yet. I must be a Miamian now because I am excited about the opening of a very mediocre chain. Going to LA this weekend and can't wait for the food (LAX, think El Tepeyac for Burritos the size of a baby!)
AG....Burrito Grill is closed.
Is it a chain, yes. Would I call it very mediocre, no. Would I call it better than most chains, yes. Would I be this excited had I moved to MIA after Chipotle had begun its expansion into CA, no. Am I excited nonetheless, yes.
SC - think of it this way, remember when Versailles (the Venice Blvd version) began expanding and people were excited when one was opening near them? To me, it's some of the worst Cuban food around but Angelenos for some reason love it. I know it's not an exact parallel, but you get the point? Also, El Tepeyac was a mainstay for me in college, but I haven't been back since. Still the same I'm sure.
Has anyone seen any signs of the resurfacing of Arturo from the late Taco Max (used to be on Biscayne just N of 79th St)? Fantastic tacos but the location was pretty tough and he closed up about 2-3 months ago. Last time I was in there, he mentioned that he was looking at space around the Design District, but haven't seen or heard anything.
No... Burrito Loco is a sit down restaurant full of the typical Tex-Mex decoration in downtown. It's located at:
190 Se 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33131
Call before you go to make sure it is open. I had only been there once, but when I went, I thought it was good - especially their salsa for the nachos which is made fresh. I hope the place offers good food consistently.
By the way, what's the 99 cents taco place on Miami Ave or the other one 2 blocks near the new court house? Are they any good?
"Patience we must have, hope remains and will reveal itself in time, now hide we must and wait for the Force to guide us. ..."
We will meet you there Day 1 Young Skywalker. Meanwhile - we will stalk the place from Paquito's across the street and up a ways...16265 Biscayne Blvd,