Karissa Murdoch

My burrito from Chipotle

Karissa Murdoch , Journalist

Chipotle is a Mexican walk up counter that offers tacos, burritos, salads, bowls, and quesadillas. Chipotle is known for its customizable food options making it ideal for every consumer to make it exactly how they like. Chipotle was founded in 1993 in Denver, Colorado.  The franchise spans all across the world with 2,966 locations and counting. Vegas alone can account for 21 of those. One of those locations being not far from Shadow Ridge at 6211 N. Decatur Blvd.

When I went to Chipotle I was impressed with my surroundings. They were warm and welcoming, not too busy, and the restaurant smelled very good. The line was not long at all with only one person in front of me when I went around 2pm. When I went to order the staff gave me their honest opinions about the choices and were very friendly. I walked up, ordered my burrito, paid, and left in under ten minutes which is perfect for the person on a lunch break time crunch or just looking for a quick meal. I paid $11.27 for my burrito after tax.

When I got to the counter I ordered a burrito with steak, pinto beans, half brown, half white rice, sour cream, and tomato salsa. I was quite impressed with their burrito folding skills as my burrito did not fall apart and was folded nice and tight. The tortilla was kind of thin and did not have much flavor, but it wasn’t bad. The beans had good flavor but tasted like beans that can come from a can. The rice was good and the cilantro lime added great flavor to the burrito. The mix of the white and brown rice complemented each other nicely but I did prefer the brown rice as it picked up the flavors of the burrito better. The sour cream was kind of bland, but added a nice bit of sour tang to the burrito as well as helped cut the minimal heat of the salsa making it perfect. The tomato salsa was very good, it had a slight kick but it wasn’t too spicy and had good juicy flavor and tasted very fresh. The steak was not my favorite. I can’t lie it was kind of bland, very dry, and overall not the best I have ever had. Though I don’t think Chipotle is anything special, I do think my meal was quite delicious and I would definitely go back.

Overall, the food was good, but not worth all the hype. The customer service was nice and the environment was also good. I was happy with my food, but it was fairly average.

I give Chipotle 7/10 burritos!