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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jan 11, 2014.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Where do you come down on the Chipotle chain? I had it for the second time just this past week. I thought it was bland compared to the other Mexican food spots I have been to in CA. Their chicken was well cooked and of decent quality, in my experience at least.
  2. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Since you are in Northern California, there is really no reason for you to go to Chipoltle. Go to taquerias my good man! Better and cheaper.

    I go there sometimes, but I have kids and live...well, you know where I live.

    I really want to share a link I posted on FB where someone rails against Chipoltle's burritio construction. But waaaaaaay too much profanity to post. :/

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dr. Marsh,

    It's time to come over again for Mexican food! :)
  4. fmoore200


    Mar 22, 2011
    Rather make my own, but in a bind I'll throw some cash down.. Too expensive IMO
  5. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Probably the best Mexican in suburban Philadelphia.
    Yes, that is damning with faint praise - but it also true.

    I know that I will never again have it as good as when I lived in San Diego, and so:
    Some bass player said that...
  6. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    True, although I was in central Mexico for a week in November, so that helped. Still...love love love Mexican food.
  7. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    The idea that I'm spending $9 on a burrito in San Diego seems offensive to my understanding of supply and demand.

    That said, I've spent $9 there on a number of occasions.
  8. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi

    Sep 20, 2009
    Cape Cod, MA
    It's not as good as my favorite place: La Cumbre (http://www.taquerialacumbre.com) in the Mission section of SF, but for Cape Cod Chipotle is OK.

    Funny, they still don't have a Lobstah burrito......
  9. It's no Moe's.
  10. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I live in Houston, I consider Chipotle to be about as Mexican as Taco Bell. Then again there is a Taqueria on just about every corner where I live. If the place doesn't sell barbacoa and tamales its not real Mexican food.
  11. fmoore200


    Mar 22, 2011
    I'm surprised chipotle is even in the south west :confused:

    I thought it was faux Mexican food for east coasters :ninja:
  12. +1

    Moe's is superior in every way to Chipotle. That said, nothing beats the real deal.
  13. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    There are about as many chipotles near me as there are taco bells. Meaning 1 or 2 within an hour's drive.

    My wife had a client that used to give her free chipotle coupons, and we never used em. One day we did, and then regretted not having used any of the others which had expired. They were crazy coupons too, more like gift certificates. 4 free burritos of our choice, on a single coupon... like that.

    Only had 1 chipotle experience, but loved it.
  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It's consistently good, but if you're lucky enough to find a decent mom and pop Mexican joint it will put Chipotle to shame.


    Jan 6, 2014
    +1 I couldn't agree more. The chains are ok but not great.
  16. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    we used to go now and then but discovered a great taco recipe at home, now we stay home for mexican.
  17. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Freebird's is worlds better. Of course, so is any taco truck. Chipotle is on par with Taco Bell in my book.
  18. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I give them a meh.

    I prefer taco bell.
  19. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I was not a fan the few times I have tried them. I did appreciate the speed with which my meal was prepared and the ability to be able to watch my meal being prepared. In this day when there are so many horror stories about food prep in commercial kitchens, it's nice to see the process right in front of you.

  20. Same here.