One of my all time favorite meals is Chipotle’s Burrito Bowl. I have been eating Chipotle for the better part of 10+ years now and I have yet to get sick of it. There have even been weeks where all I eat for lunch and dinner are burrito bowls. And the best is when they open up a new restaurant because they have free burritos for the entire day. When they opened the one here by BU, I ate 4 in one day. Not even ashamed. There’s just something about the warm cilantro lime rice paired with the marinated meat covered in refreshing salsa and sour cream that keeps me coming back every time.
Furthermore, I always get the exact same thing when I go. Steak fajita bowl with extra white rice, no beans (beans are the absolute worst), peppers and onions, mild salsa, medium salsa, corn salsa, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. My only exceptions to this rule are 1) they are out of steak so I get chicken, and 2) If for some reason they are giving out free guac, I will gladly accept it. But only if it’s free. It’s not worth the $1.95 in my opinion. I’d rather put that money to better use towards a delicious twisty cone. And if I’m feeling really adventurous, I will get the lime-salt chips. They are so tasty.
Now you may ask, why a burrito bowl vs. a traditional burrito? Great question. The best answer is burrito bowl = more food. A typical chipotle tortilla, while still large, has a specific payload threshold that inherently limits the quantity of food allowed before you compromise the structural integrity of the tortilla. A bowl on the other hand has roughly 2X the volume of a traditional burrito AND is more structurally sound than a tortilla. I have tested this theory roughly 100+ times by ordering a bowl and a tortilla on the side to make my own burrito and every time I always end up getting a full burrito + 1/2 a bowl more of food. Smart.
I plan on eating at Chipotle for the rest of my life if I can. I’ve already come this far without getting sick of it so Im sure I can go another 60+ years.