Check out the liner notes from the early albums of The Devil Wears Prada and you will find they are dedicated to Moms, friends, associates and Chipotle. This restaurant is a favorite with them and many touring bands who like to choose food that is as healthy as mom would serve. Well, that is what this writer would like to think, but really, it is the taste, the convenience and the ability to easily eat vegan at a low price. The amazingly huge portions that will fill up a young man for the evening is a big plus. It’s a win/win for those on the road.
The menu consists of just a few items and then you make it however you like. You can choose a Burrito, a Burrito Bowl, Soft Tacos, Crisp Tacos or Salad.
I chose a Burrito Bowl. I was first offered rice that had a unique flavor. It is prepared with cilantro and a touch of lime juice for zest.
There was an array of items to put on it. First meats or beans or both, then salsas and toppings.
The meats are naturally raised and antibiotic free. You can choose chicken, beef or pork. I chose chicken. The scoop of chicken on top was very generous as was the rice. I also added black beans, choosing them over pinto which was also offered. You can choose both. Vegan’s should note that the pinto beans are cooked with bacon.
The salsas are wonderful. The corn salsa includes chunks of red onion and is quite spicy. They offer a milder fresh tomato salsa and two different hot sauces. Toppings included a generous dollop of sour cream, shredded cheese and chopped lettuce. For an additional charge you could add guacamole as well.
The bowl was piled high and covered with a plastic top. The serving portion is equal to two to three times the amount needed at one meal. It is easy to divide it and eat only a portion saving the rest if you are watching calories. The price is very fair. Adding an inexpensive bag of lime chips to dip the contents out will please the palate and again fill up a young musician with a big appetite and a small wallet.
The company uses local produce and meats whenever possible supporting the local farmers. Cheeses and sour cream do not contain growth hormones. Health conscience diners can be assured they are consuming the best restaurant meal possible. When a band swarms in with their crew and manager and driver, you can bet they will leave satisfied.