My dear wife Karen and I have been shuffling the Chipotle gift card in the drawer of gift cards for months now.
It came up a winner this weekend.
We pulled in off Erie Boulevard East in DeWitt, and I wondered why we hadn’t gone in a couple of years since this snazzy looking place opened a couple of years ago. Looks sharp on the outside, it does.
We each ordered two steak tacos with medium sauce. I asked for cheese and sour cream on mine; Karen chose cheese and guacamole.
I upped my ante with a side of their chips, with salsa. My drink was unsweetened iced tea while Karen had bottled water.
We ate at one of the spacious shiny metal inside tables. It was cloudy with maybe even a drop or two falling from the gray sky, but some people were eating at the outdoor table in the almost 70º F temperatures.
Yes, better than Taco Bell. I did notice and appreciate the sign that declared that the chain had phased out any genetically modified foods, though that issue is not at the front of my mind.
No, not quite as good Ponchito’s, the independent place not a mile from the Little Bitty in Eastwood.
It began to come back to me perhaps why it had been two years since we’d been to Chipotle.
It took $20 of our $25 gift card to pay of our meal. I went home with a third of a bag of the chips, too.
Have you eaten at a Chipotle, and if so, what do you think of its food compared to other Mexican places? What’s your favorite Mexican meal? Hot, medium or mild sauce and salsa?