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Suggestions for Chipotle-style burritos in Vancouver

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HOLA HOMBRES!

I'm pretty keen for a Chipotle type burrito right now, and wonder if anyone has any suggestions?

I've tried Chronic Tacos (mediocre) , Mucho Burrito (new on Davie- mediocre), and Salsa and Agave (horrendous). I've been to Dona Cata, and the rest of the authentic-er places and unfortunately, someone forgot to tell Mexicans that Californians basically improved their food to such a degree that it no longer resembles what is to be found in El Homeland.

Any suggestions? I am not looking for authentic Mexican at all -- I'd happily buy this burrito at a wig shop if it was as good as Chipotle.

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Salsa and Agave
1223 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6Z, CA

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  1. Hmmmnnn ... i'm not sure what a "chipotle" type burrito is offhand ... but I did discover an "authentic" Mexican place in, of all places, a sketch-ier part of Surrey last week and it's not bad at all. Seems to be run by authentic types too.

    Taqueira Jalisco is the name:

    13646 Grosvenor Road Surrey, BC - (604) 580-0840

    Just over the Pattullo. I had the special which was a Chorizo Quesadilla and it was decent. Should have had the Burrito instead which was what I was going for.

    If you go, lemme know how it is! Just be aware that I was accosted by a mentally ill person while waiting outside. Best to wait inside for your food or eat in. There's seating for ~ 15-20 inside.

    I quickly found some yelp reviews.

    http://www.yelp.ca/biz/taqueria-jalis...

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    1. re: bill_n_opus

      Bill, Chipotle is a burrito chain in the US. Right now I think it is only in the US but wouldn't be surprised if it gets here soon as it is quite popular there. They use a subway style of putting together your burrito behind glass with you requesting what you'd like on it. When I lived in the US 8 years ago, I remember it being a fresh and healthy alternative to other fast foods and it was quite tasty. They use local farms for pasture raised meat and use sustainable practices. I know a lot of our friends who like to eat it as a quick cheap lunch when they are visiting the US. I hope we get one soon or even something like it. As much as Vancouver likes it's local sustainable way of eating, I have yet to see it in practice in less expensive restaurants that cater to the mainstream.

      1. re: selena03

        And its the bomb delicious!

        1. re: brokentelephone

          Hmm, I may need to give those a try next time I'm States-side. I usually avoid chains but this sounds pretty good!

        2. re: selena03

          Agree with everything from selena. I noticed this place last week at 988 Davie (at Burrard and across from one of the bin 94_) that looks promising. Just opened for over a month. Hope to check it out. The meat choices are enticing. http://www.muchoburrito.com/menu/

          1. re: el_lobo_solo

            I went to Mucho Burrito the other day -- it was OK. Somehow, the flavours just didn't meld well together.

            I tend to avoid beans in my burritos so I am pretty critical of the rice component b/c it forms the bulk of my burrito, and the rice at Mucho Burrito was pretty average (they aren't using the right grain -- they should be using a basmati but they're using like an uncle bens type rice). Their salsas were OK, and the meat (chicken) was tender, but strangely spiced.

            I would return for another try, but it would be more a reconnaissance mission to see if they've improved rather than because I really liked the food.