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Glastonbury Chipotle Mexican Grill

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...


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  1. 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...

    1. 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

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

          1. re: kattyeyes

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

        1. re: kattyeyes

          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

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

            1. re: jkuhlen

              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. 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. 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. 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.