Chipotle Mexican Grill, unexpectedly good eats.

2.8.2011

While I was over in Miami fishing with Chris last week we ate at a couple places. The most impressive place however was this chain called Chipotle Mexican Grill.  I have heard of the place a few times but with a somewhat of a generic name like that I wasn’t very motivated to give it a try.

After a tough day of fishing and Chris raving about how great it was, we stopped by one on the way home. The place was crowded for a weekend, and it definitely smelled good. The lay out was much like any other fast food place, seats, a counter and  cashier located in a strip mall. Very ordinary I  have to say.

The one thing I did noticed that was different was the lack of options when I looked up to order.  The only thing on the menu was:

Then I read the slogan “food with integrity” . Now I’m thinking something like.. “Oh great, some  tasteless, one love type hippie food. Or a pretentious, yuppie hang out..”

I ordered the Burrito bowl and at about $7.00, which I thought it was pretty reasonable. The ingredients looked fresh. I have to say many dishes I have eaten looks great but usually don’t taste so hot. To my surprise however the food was fantastic. It is tough for me to get excited about a burrito, but I gotta say this was the freshest, tastiest burrito I have ever had at any price. Plus It was actually affordable to most people’s standards. I could eat there a couple times a week if there was one near me that is for sure.

If there’s Chipotle near you give it a go. It’s definitely worth a try. I hear they are also coming out with an asian version of this. I’m actually thinking about investing in the CMG stock.

Here is their full spiel. So far they are true to their words, at least from the taste of their food that is. 🙂

“It means serving the very best sustainably raised food possible with an eye to great taste, great nutrition and great value.

It means that we support and sustain family farmers who respect the land and the animals in their care.

It means that whenever possible we use meat from animals raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones.

And it means that we source organic and local produce when practical. And that we use dairy from cows raised without the use of synthetic hormones.

Food With Integrity is a journey that started more than a decade ago and one that will never end.”

Here’s a map of all the ones available in Florida…zoom out for more locations.


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