Chipotle opens on Alps Rd.
Located at 165 Alps Rd., Chipotle Mexican Grill is a modern looking building with sleek, large glass windows. At a glance, one might assume Chipotle is an upscale, sit down restaurant. Its appearance, however, is quite misleading.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, which recently opened besides Chili’s on Alps Rd, specializes in serving hand-crafted burritos. Photo by Porter McLeod.
Upon entry, there is a cafeteria-style line for ordering, as well as a few long tables with open seating, crammed into the small space. Not only is the layout poor, but also the atmosphere is lacking. The restaurant gives off a distinctive chain restaurant feel.
As with many new restaurants, crowds are sure to be an issue, but at Chipotle, the staff is always polite and quick to prepare your food. You are almost guaranteed to be enjoying your food in about five to 10 minutes.
The menu is quite limited; the only real options consist of build-your-own burritos and tacos. The burritos are completely customizable and have a wide range of toppings to choose from. Every ingredient is delicious and well seasoned.
The basics such as rice, beans and tortillas come in various options, and for a healthier alternative, the burrito filling is available in a bowl without the tortilla.
Other add-ons include salsas ranging from mild to spicy, lettuce, cheese and fajita vegetables. Although these additions are included in the already steeply priced $7 burrito, expect to pay extra for any other items, such as chips or guacamole.
Although the food is overpriced, the quality is high, making Chipotle the perfect place to grab a quick burrito to go.
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