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Old 08-12-2020, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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chipotle isnt my favorite place for a burrito but its a decent burrito for 9.83. i like qdoba and baja fresh more.

just because people eat chipotle doesnt mean its their favorite mexican food. we have limited options and you choose what you feel gives you the best value for what you want at the time.
I feel like I get decent value from Chipotle because I can specify only what I think is the healthy/tasty stuff there, generally something like chicken tacos with double fajita veggies, guac, and spicy salsa.

I find their cheese, sour cream, and rice to just add a bunch of calories that have no flavor.

 
Old 08-12-2020, 10:32 PM
 
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is a $15 BURRITO too much $?


Depends on how big and how delicious. Would I pay $15 for a one-foot 3-inch-diameter burrito stuffed with pork, chicken, beef, fajitas, beans, avocado and 3-cheeses? You bet your tacos I would!
 
Old 08-12-2020, 11:08 PM
 
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Do you think $15 is too much for a burrito?
(you dont have to go to store to pickup though)

A Chipotle burrito is $7.50 for chicken up to $8.50 for a Barbacoa

If you don't have an automobile, then $15 to have food delivered is not too much. But if you only have to drive a mile or two, then I think it is ridiculous.

That's the nice thing about Mexican cities. You just walk down to the corner stand and there is somebody cooking a meal that you can buy for about $3. And it is infinitely better than the food at Chipotle.
 
Old 08-13-2020, 07:44 AM
 
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Note also in the photo, the REAL tortillas, slightly irregular, with those slightly burned spots, just like my abuela used to make.


Chipotle? NAAAHHHH.


When I have multiple great Mexican restaurants within ten minutes' drive from me, and in twenty minutes' drive I can go to the part of town with the carts, why would I want to eat anything from Chipotle? It's like living next door to Chinatown and having Chun King out of a can.


So, yes, for what you get, $15 for a Chipotle burrito is way too much. $1.50 sounds about right.
 
Old 08-13-2020, 08:35 AM
 
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Note also in the photo, the REAL tortillas, slightly irregular, with those slightly burned spots, just like my abuela used to make.


Chipotle? NAAAHHHH.


When I have multiple great Mexican restaurants within ten minutes' drive from me, and in twenty minutes' drive I can go to the part of town with the carts, why would I want to eat anything from Chipotle? It's like living next door to Chinatown and having Chun King out of a can.


So, yes, for what you get, $15 for a Chipotle burrito is way too much. $1.50 sounds about right.
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Old 08-13-2020, 09:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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its kind of a ridiculous position to take. i dont have awesome $3 burritos near me. if i want to save a few bucks on a burrito, id have to go to taco bell. the best deal by my office is the 2 roll maki lunch combo at a nearby sushi place. i think he charges $8.60 now (used to charge 7.50). the problem is that its not nearly as good when the owner isnt making the sushi so it kind of bothers me when i happen to get it those days. the next best deal is the $9.83 chipotle burrito. every other option is more expensive.
 
Old 08-13-2020, 10:05 AM
 
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My friend and I used his phone to download Chipotle APP,and ordered a burrito ($10 is minimum),after $1 delivery,$2 tips,$1 for digital and another $1 for sales tax,it is over $15.
He shut off his phone when he saw the tab?
Do you think $15 is too much for a burrito?
(you dont have to go to store to pickup though)
All depends upon what you're comparing to. In isolation, that is a lot, when you compare against making your own burrito at home or going to Chipotle yourself for takeout.

However, when you compare to actually going out to a nice restaurant and the amount you'll pay, its a deal.

I have recently overpaid a lot for DoorDash touchless delivery. It gives me peace of mind when compared to exposing myself in person. However, its also cheaper when I consider that I'll buy my own alcohol in the supermarket and save money on tips from dining out. I'm actually spending less on dining out vs before COVID.
 
Old 08-13-2020, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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Yes it is too much. You can make multiple burritos for 15 dollars if you made it from scratch.
 
Old 08-13-2020, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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it isn't too much - depends on what is INSIDE the burrito, a lobster burrito then no, it isn't too much, lobster is expensive. I used to get a mix seafood burrito here at a popular Mexican joint, very good stuff but it cost around $15 with taxes etc. but it had lobster, shrimp and all sorts of stuff which is expensive so obviously it's going to cost. Do you expect to eat lobster for $5?? LOL!
 
Old 08-14-2020, 11:21 AM
 
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Yes it is too much. You can make multiple burritos for 15 dollars if you made it from scratch.
Wouldn't that be less frugal though? You have to buy and prepare the ingredients. Then you need to make the burrito. Unless you're doing this at scale, the cost in time is more than the cost of purchasing them pre-made.
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