Chipotle....What's Good Here?
- rifkind81 Jun 24, 2011 03:12 PM
Swung by for the first time and went generic:
Chicken burrito, rice, black, salsa, cheese.
I will admit the chicken was excellent, but overall, I was not impressed with the burrito. The overall flavor seemed comparable to regular burrito joints or taco trucks.
I figure I just got the wrong combo or missed a sauce or something. So what's best to get here in the future to have a really great burrito?
Chipotle has a lot of haters on this board, so I am sure they will pipe up soon. So I wanted to post before that happens.
But I really like the place. It's not Mexican food by any stretch, but just a good, solid "Americanized" version.
That said, I get the bowl. Those tortillas have an insane amount of calories and not much flavor. I get the rice, pinto beans (that's key because they are cooked in pork and you can totally taste it.), roasted corn salsa, cheese, sour cream and guacamole.
If I feel like eating meat, I get the chicken. But that's rare.
The roasted corn salsa is amazing and that flavor combined with the porkiness of the beans is what keeps me coming back.
I watch carefully while they are stuffing my grilled chicken burrito.
Chicken, I don't get extra. I nicely ask them to let the black beans drain, because the burrito gets soggy. Then I get rice (normal amount), I get the pico de gallo (not sure that's the correct name, but it's the chunky salsa. I love the corn on it and lettuce. I just get a sprinkle of cheese. That's it.
I am not a Chipotle 'hater' but our local branch is really skimping on the rice and beans lately and the last 2 times I went the 'bowl' was barely full and was mostly sour cream. Even standing on line and watching what they put in the bowl didn't really help, almost all of us were asking for more rice and beans as the server really didn't put more than a tablespoon of either into people's burritos or bowls.