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Glastonbury Chipotle Mexican Grill

geminigirl Aug 29, 2010 05:40 AM

so I was driving by the old Smith and Hawken the other day (Glastonbury Boulevard) and noticed a sign in the window for Chipotle Grill - haven't seen a start up date as of yet but there were guys inside working on the building...


  1. stuck in Hartford County Nov 11, 2010 07:30 AM

    My teenage son loves Chipotle (in West Hartford Center). He orders the "kids" soft taco trio (3 small tortilla rounds, spicy beef chunks, rice, cheese and lettuce to build his soft tacos from). I have tried several vegetarian burrito combos, but I'm not crazy about burritos so I usually stick w/the tasty nacho chips, fresh tomato "salsa" and guacamole (which is pretty tasty- and I'm picky about my guac). It's economical and he likes the industrial-style interior of the restaurant. I don't, but I'll concede because it's a nice, casual place to sit and chat w/him.

    1. d
      DAMASO Nov 10, 2010 02:36 PM

      I stopped by today after seeing some workers putting the finishing touches on the interior. This coming Tuesday, November 16th, Chipotle will be open for business.

      1. d
        DAMASO Sep 30, 2010 06:40 AM

        Has there been any update regarding an anticipated opening date? I've heard great things about Chipotle and am looking forward to trying it...

        1. kattyeyes Aug 30, 2010 01:50 PM

          So sad--that's a great space (remembering Great American before its eventual sad decline). It deserves to be more than a fast food burrito chain for sure. Imagine if it were a REAL Mexican place...like Besito in WH. How much better would that be?!

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          1. re: kattyeyes
            ratbuddy Sep 1, 2010 05:57 AM

            Blech. I'll take tex-mex over real mexican any day.

            1. re: ratbuddy
              kattyeyes Sep 1, 2010 06:14 AM

              You can have my portion!

              1. re: kattyeyes
                ospreycove Sep 1, 2010 06:18 AM

                Ahhh real tacos de lengua, a masterpiece of Jalisco traditional cooking.

            2. re: kattyeyes
              jkuhlen Sep 2, 2010 11:15 AM

              Has anyone tried Jalisco in Glastonbury (New London Turnpike near Melzen's appliance)? I haven't been yet, but have read good things about it. You would hope that with a name like Jalisco they would try to be as authentic as possible.

              1. re: jkuhlen
                BiscuitBoy Sep 2, 2010 12:50 PM

                Jalisco is very good imho.....you can still get texmex style dishes, or real mex, such as moles, tacos, etc.

                1. re: jkuhlen
                  geminigirl Sep 2, 2010 05:51 PM

                  we haven't been for a while. Started out very good, but last couple of times it really went downhill so we've stayed away...

              2. mels Aug 30, 2010 10:11 AM

                Wow, interesting. What's with the sudden onslaught of fast food burrito chains moving into town? First Moe's, now Chipotle...what's next? Qdoba? I wonder if having Chipotle there will make that awful circular parking area even more of a nightmare...

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