I think my husband really liked the minimal choices, because he was getting pretty hungry as we'd had a late breakfast and skipped lunch except for a quick snack mid-afternoon. Sometimes, we girls can take quite a while to make our meal choices at restaurants, so he was glad to see us quickly decide what we wanted to eat.
In cafeteria style, we watched the employees build our fresh fajita-style burritos: fresh cilantro rice, choice of pinto or black beans, choice of salsas and pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and more.
Foolishly, we ordered two sides of chips and fresh tomato salsa...we ate very little of those. The burritos were HUMONGOUS and we could hardly eat those!
The flavors were fresh and inviting, quick and delicious. We didn't mind the stark decor, because we were there...for the healthy food!
It was excellent – not overly salty, not too spicy (at least, with the mild salsa versions we ordered), and the price was just right.
Good thing, because we almost ended up washing dishes at Olive Garden the night before, when we realized how much our bill was going to be.
Guess we haven't eaten there in quite some time, and although the food was excellent, we've never paid that much money for Italian food! Maybe it's less expensive at the more local Olive Garden about an hour away from our town. I'm thinking that it hopefully doesn't cost $16-$18 at our nearest Olive Garden, but I could be wrong.
We try to eat around three-fourths of our meals from unprocessed foods, and we are just finding that our stomachs are more sensitive to either poorly prepared foods, or those that are overprocessed. We have found that our family can eat “safely” at Subway, Taco Bell, and Chipotle, and nicer restaurants, as long as we choose the right food options.
Overall, if you have a Chipotle restaurant near your home, and you haven't tried it yet and are fine with eating more of a fast-food style meal, I think you'll like it.
Of course, guys, you probably don't want to propose to your wife-to-be in a Chipotle restaurant, unless she's really into spartan-clean living-fast food types of things and that would impress her.
Or else, you'll receive a resounding “no!” and you'll end up washing dishes to help pay for the broken window she attempted to shove you through.
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