Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chipotle Mexican Grill

October 25, 2010

Chipotle Mexican Grill is another recommended restaurant here in New York City. Hubby's really fond of tacos, so I thought this would be a great place to meet him after work. I knew he would be hungry and probably would have been too busyn to take a snack at work. I was right!

Chipotle Mexican Grill serves burritos, tacos and salads. Each order can be customized depending on what you want. You can customize it to make it your own.

For example, you want to order a burrito, you have a choice of adding beans, cilantro rice, cheese or sour cream (price is the same, regardless). If you want it to be a fajita, you add grilled bell peppers and onions too.

You then have a choice of protein, to add to your burrito: chicken (marinated in their adobo sauce, the grilled), Steak (marinated in chipotle adobo, then grilled), Barbacoa (naturally raised beef, braised for hour, then shredded), Carnitas (naturally raised pork, braised for hours, then shredded) and vegetarian (guacamole and vegetarian black beans).

You then choose what kind of salsa you want, any or all of the following: fresh tomato (if you want it mild), roasted chili corn (for medium), tomatillo green chili (medium hot), Tomatillo Red Chili (hot).

Finally, the other good stuff that you want to add guacamole, lettuce, sour cream and cheese.

Chipotle provides calorie information on their menu, a more detailed one can be found on their take-out menu. If you put in everything, a chicken burrito would amount to almost 1,000 calories! Yikes!

I sliced my Carnitas Fajita in half and took home the rest for breakfast the following day. I think it's impossible for a five-foot person to finish this in one go!

The same process goes to their tacos and salads.

Hubby was in taco heaven! He forgot to ask the server to put lettuce in his tacos, so she added the lettuce right at the end, that's why it looks like this. He obviously loved it because hubby returned the following day and had lunch there with his co-workers.


Socky said...

I love Chipotle because you can order Margarita, served in paper cups :-) Is this Chipotle in Lower Manhattan, towards Battery Park? There's a Chipotle here, near Poch' office too.

ericbau said...

@Socky: Tita, this branch is right at Maiden Lane, near Wall and Pine Streets. The pic was taken at 5:30pm, but the place is chock full of patrons at lunch time.

Needless to say, with new team members on board this week we will be back soon. :)