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Posted: Thu May 27 2010
Has the burrito bar trend peaked with the arrival of the huge and much-hyped Chipotle chain from the US? Judging by the queues out into the street during Chipotle’s first week – up to half an hour just to reach the counter – Londoners still can’t get enough of them.
The appeal of the burrito is obvious: lots of squidgy stuff in your hands, bold flavours, instant gratification once you get stuck in.
Chipotle claims to be a cut above the existing London burrito bars, and it certainly charges premium prices for its wraps filled with ‘food with integrity’, but it’s still a fast food joint, not a place for lingering.
The most popular dish is the chicken burrito at £6.60, made with grilled ‘higher welfare’ chicken that’s been marinated in chipotle adobo (a paste made from chipotle chilli).
Other fillings include braised beef, grilled steak, pork and a vegetarian black bean option. There are also tacos and salads, but these are for wimps. And is it just us, or is the ‘medium hot’ salsa actually pretty tame?
Decent burritos, then, but not sensational enough to light our fire.
Chipotle 114-116 Charing Cross Road
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I had a burrito and I found it to be very stodgy! I would probably try the lighter options next time! On the other hand, this restaurant had a few good points! Everything is fresh and made on site.. I even witnessed one of the staff mashing some avocados! In comparison to tortilla at canary wharf it is 100 times better!!
The best burrito restaurant in the capital. no doubt. get the steak - delicious meaty chunks - and the sweetcorn relish, which is a Chipotle special. Slightly more price than other burrito houses, however it's by the freshest, tastiest and has the best quality meat. Trust - the legwork has been done.
Love it! It's the perfect quick and healthy lunch (less the sour cream). The que out the door looks long but you'll be in and out the door in a jiffy and trust me it's worth the wait! The food is fresh and tasty, and the prices are reasonable.
Nice fast food. The chicken was the only meat non salty that night. Guacamole as an extra £1.40 is a steal. Nice atmosphere and very nice staff.