Thank goodness we came here just 5 minutes before the rush of lunch madness. Any later than we would’ve been waiting in line like the fine people of Vancouver. Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of its first to open in downtown Vancouver. The space is open and there are plenty of seats available whether you are looking for a sit down or a grab and go type dash. This fast food Mexican chain specializes in customized burritos, tacos, chips and guac with fresh high quality ingredients. You can customized most ideas on the menu – add or subtract cilantro-lime rice, pinto or black beans, meat (braised carnitas or barbacoa, adobo-marinated and grilled chicken or steak) or guacamole, salsa and cheese or sour cream.
If you are tracking your calorie like me (a mad women on wedding planning high) than you can check out their Nutrition Calculator. 620 calories for three soft carnitas tacos ain’t so bad. Plus it was quick filling and lasted until dinner time. This naturally raised pork seasoned with thyme, bay, juniper berries and cracked black pepper was tender and very moist.
Barbacoa Burrito: this shredded braised beef burrito was packed full of guac, sour cream, black beans, rice and the full works. Not only was it filling you can probably get a arm workout from lifting this.
BTW, Cash or Credit Only. No Debit accepted. I know weird eh.
818 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N4
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