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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Newington NH

snl1129 Dec 30, 2007 11:00 AM

Has anyone tried the new Chipotle in Newington Nh that just opened before xmas? They are my favorite mexican burrito takeout place. Soooo excited to see them finally in NH as they originated in Denver, my 2nd favorite city!

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    bewley RE: snl1129 Dec 31, 2007 05:30 AM

    I tried it and like the food.

    The "chic" neo-industial atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but the burritos were fresh and tasty. Before going I read a lot of reviews of this place across the country that were negative (and admittedly, I try not to frequent chains), but Chipotle seems to have their act together with regards to service and food.

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      rmsoul RE: bewley Dec 31, 2007 11:08 AM

      Had many of these in Colorado. They are a great alternative to fast food for a quick bite. The burritos are huge and easily shared between 2 people. My favorite is the carne asada. Always had fresh ingredients out in Colorado.

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      snl1129 RE: snl1129 Jan 1, 2008 02:51 PM

      We often frequent the one in Medford Ma when down that way for business. Very good location. Ingredients always fresh. Seems like the heat factor in all the ingredients out west is alot higher. But still good here.

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        humin RE: snl1129 Jan 2, 2008 10:10 AM

        Chipotle is from Denver? Then why do their burritos have rice in them? Rice in a burrito, based on my experience is a California thing. Never had rice in a burrito growing up in Ft. Collins, or going to college in Arizona - only in Southern Cal.

        I tried it just before xmas, I thought it was okay. Not near as good as Loco's Taco's in Kittery.

        Also tried the Coldstone Creamery - that place was "eh". Coldstone doesn't hold a candle to places like Lago's or Annabelle's.

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          funkdamaja RE: snl1129 Jan 2, 2008 11:14 AM

          I'm excited too!! I love Chipotle and Qdoba (pretty much the same). We need more of them around here!!

          1. applehome RE: snl1129 Jan 2, 2008 12:02 PM

            Should be under chains...

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              treb RE: applehome Jan 2, 2008 03:19 PM

              It's not bad for a chain, probably one of the better of the bunch.

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                applehome RE: treb Jan 3, 2008 05:34 AM

                Didn't say anything about quality - it's a chain - ergo it ought to be discussed under chains. It's ok to say something specific about this location in the regional board, but once we're discussing food content, etc., it ought to be done under chains.

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              bigduddyd RE: snl1129 Jan 2, 2008 04:29 PM

              I was just there this past weekend. Its similar to Anna's down in MA. Nice price. Chips were very salty - I think they do it in order to balance out the relatively unseasoned salsa.

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                im hungry RE: bigduddyd Jan 3, 2008 06:38 AM

                who said they started in colorado?

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                  snl1129 RE: im hungry Jan 3, 2008 08:27 AM

                  They started in Denver Co. I like chipotle because all of their ingregients are always fresh, and most of the ingredients are organic. Even the sour cream. I lived a few years in Co and had the pleasure of eating at chipotle 3 times per week! I know ....bad! But they are addicting. I haven't tried Loco coco's in kittery yet, thanks for the tip humin. I think NH needs these types of "casual fast food". There certainly lacks this type of quick, on the go good food. Especially mexican/tex-mex.

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                    applehome RE: snl1129 Jan 3, 2008 10:43 AM

                    Rice & beans in a giant wheat tortilla Mexican or Tex-mex? Try San Francisco - it's a Mission burrito. Cal-mex, but not even the really good stuff from San Diego.

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                      happybellynh RE: snl1129 Jan 3, 2008 12:24 PM

                      Ohhh... snl129, you have to get yourself to Loco's. I will definitely try Chipotle, since I love a good burrito and have never been there, but nothing beats Loco's for good, fresh Mexican food in this region- especially served up by an independent business.

                      But looking forward to trying this new place as well.

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