Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 2, 2011: Mexican Lunch at Chipotle Grill



Away for the day, on a shopping mission, my daughter suggested we stop for lunch at Chipotle Mexican Grill near Albany, New York.

My initial reaction was acceptance but not enthusiasm, since the Mexican food on the east coast leaves a lot to be desired.  It often smacks of canned and boxed food  instead of fresh, like the Mexican food served in the southwest.  

We both ordered Burrito Bowls and I am happy to say,  they were quite delicious. 

They came with lime flavored rice, grilled chicken, sprinkles of cheese, lots of grilled peppers and onions (my fave), plenty of chopped lettuce, guacamole (an avocado combination), both hot and mild salsas, a dollop of sour cream, and beans. Since the latter were black beans, I opted to skip them since I prefer  pink pinto beans. 

The bowl was a good size and even though I planned to bring some home, that didn't happen. I ate the contents of the bowl, right down to the last, tasty bite.

I skipped the high carb tortilla (but missed it) and also eliminated dessert.  The Burrito Bowl was by far and away enough to satisfy any appetite for many, many hours.

DO YOU LIKE MEXICAN FOOD? 

7 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

We have a Chipotle Grill nearby but I've never been. I think I just might on your recommendation.

Best,
Bonnie

Linda O'Connell said...

Our Chipotle closed recently. We have many authentic places nearby, though, and we do frequent them.

Claus said...

I love Mexican food! meatless, that is, but enjoy the combination of vegetables and salsas very much. Did you know black beans are the most popular beans in Guatemala? Eaten for breakfast or dinner, in various forms. I love them! :o)
have a lovely day!

Susan said...

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all having a good day! I believe Tammy N. is this blog's 192nd Follower! Hi Tammy! WELCOME! Hope you stop by frequently. Hugs to all! Susan

diane stetson said...

We have Chipotle grill where I live too...I am NOT a fan of Mexican food...do not like the tortillas or beans of any kind or salsa or anything spicey...so sorry. Give me a good Chinese Restaurant anyday!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Susan! I have heard good things about Chipotle Grill but haven't had the chance to try one. I laughed out loud when I read your squirrel post. I actually like watching them chase each other. They certainly are little acrobats when they want to get to a bird feeder to eat. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Chatty Crone said...

I love Mexican food and we have some Chipotle Mexican Grill's down here and I have never been to it. I am going to have to try it.

Thanks.
sandie

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