Chipotle Mexican Grill
North Miami, FL 33181
Miami New Times's Description
"Two things, thousands of ways" goes the slogan, meaning tacos and burritos with add-ins. Tacos bring a trio of soft flour tortillas or a quartet of crisp corn tortillas -- you know, the type that inevitably shatters into a nacholike mess. Better are burritos, modeled after the fat ones made famous at taquerias in San Francisco's Mission District. Plus they bring more bang for the buck. Cumin-heavy, chipotle-marinated barbacoa beef and juicy pork carnitas are the best of four meats; diced grilled chicken and steak are the other options. Since 2001, all of Chipotle's pork has derived from pigs raised in a humane, ecologically sustainable way. Those same practices currently apply to nearly 60 percent of the chicken and more than 40 percent of the beef. Amazingly sources include Meyer Natural Angus beef, Niman Ranch pork, and Bell & Evans chicken. Prices range from $5.95 to $6.35. Chipotle serves up an ethically sound burrito and, more important, a darn tasty one too.
There is the burrito of soft, warm tortilla stuffed with succulent shreds of cumin-spiced, chipotle-marinated barbacoa beef. The burrito bursting with slowly simmered pork carnitas. The burrito caressing chunks of chipotle-marinated chicken. Fact is, the burritos here make those you get at other Mexican chains about as alluring as a yapping Chihuahua. The streamlined menu ("2... More >>
There is the burrito of soft, warm tortilla stuffed with succulent shreds of cumin-spiced, chipotle-marinated barbacoa beef. The burrito bursting with slowly simmered pork carnitas. The burrito caressing chunks of chipotle-marinated chicken. Fact is, the burritos here make those you get at other Mexican chains about as alluring as a yapping Chihuahua. The streamlined menu ("2 things. Thousands of ways"), sleek urban-industrial design, and eco-conscious use of paper goods make the mighty Mickey D's and Burger King seem old and dethroned by comparison. That Chipotle uses products such as Niman Ranch pork, Bell & Evans chicken, and Meyer Natural Angus beef puts it in an entirely different league from all other chain restaurants from fast to casual-upscale. And its use of antibiotic-and-hormone-free meats, organic beans, vegan cheeses, sour cream free of synthetic growth hormones, and total ban of sugar, eggs, nuts, trans fatty acids, and artificial colors or flavorings simply puts the rest of the industry to shame. The bang-for-the-buck meter swings in Chipotle's favor too: Prices top out at $6.10.
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Order their insane guacamole! SOBEFOODTOURS.COM
Try not to use the soap in the washroom here, your hands will smell bad while eating
Good fast food Mexican!
i love mexican food more than life itself!!
I love chipotle for its vegetarian options but this is the second time they run out of black beans. We walked out...
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