Portland >Chipotle Mexican Grill
Fast Food at High Quality Taste.
I eat here at least once a week. This is a fast food that has high quality taste. They make what you want in front of you and you get to choose what goes in and how hot your want your salsa.
HUGE burrito for around $5 I could never recreate this taste at home.
So the guy in front of me ordered stake and got a mound of food. I ordered a Veggi meal and got 1/3 of the food for the same price.
What like vegitarians eat less? I'll not waste my money again.
Tacos and burritos are custom-made with fresh ingredients at this industrial-chic Mexican chain..
Boasting a sleek decor of blond wood, raw steel and exposed pipes, this taqueria hums with conversation and an eclectic mix of piped-in salsa, rock and reggae. Patrons--mostly on-the-go professionals and parents with kids in tow--line up at an assembly-line style counter for hard and soft tacos or burritos (regular, fajita-style or without the tortilla) made with fillings like grilled chicken or steak, free-range pork or shredded beef.
HUGE Burritos ! Fresh ingredients. Service fast and friendly..
I read the posting by "lostsock" and meant to get one of the great Margaritas mentioned... darn...once I got there I forgot about that because I was in awe of how huge the burriots were!! You walk along a "line" (like you would at Subway) and select the (fresh) ingredients you want in your burrito (or taco, etc) The spicy meat is "just right," but they also have steak, chicken and other stuff, along with the rice, beans, peppers, onions, salsa, and on and on. Oh my gosh was it huge when they were done!! I can usually finish a burritto --- this one -- couldn't do it (but it will make a great snack tomorrow) :-)
The staff fixing the "meal" were smiley, friendly and chatting with customers as they made the item/s... made a good impression.
Plenty of seating available, but yes, interior seating is uncomfortable if you're there for any period of time (wooden), music was too loud for my taste, but at least not rap. Atmosphere casual; non-rushed feeling.
Best Margaritas anywhere!. Whether McDonald's in fact sold all their shares in Chipotle, making this now a political correct taco haunt, I'm not sure, but what I do know is the MARGARITAS ROCK! Made with a STIFF amount of Jose Cuervo Gold tequila and fresh mix at only three fifty a plastic cup full, you can't beat it anywhere in town. The food happens to be great too, and consistently good; burritos and soft and hard tacos alike. Fresh ingredients, hearty helpings (if you order hard vs. soft tacos you get four, which I've never been able to finish). And smiles and small talk from staff is a refreshing stable, along with the speed they prepare your order. The outdoor seating at NE Wiedler is best, interior seating is uncomfortable, and it always seems chilly inside, and not the Chipotle type.
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