|Chipotle Mexican Grill|
3705 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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Chipotle, the chain owned by McDonalds, is the Mexican-ish version of Subway where you go through a line like you're a conveyor belt and tell the workers what you would like on your burrito. When I went on this visit with some co-workers it was very crowded but the line moved blindingly fast service, almost too fast. It sure made you feel like part of a rat race. Of course, if you go anywhere near South Coast Plaza for lunch during the week you can't help but feel that you are in a rat race. Some of the people appear to actually enjoy it.
Chipotle's signature item are their burritos but you can also get tacos . . . and chips that come in a brown paper lunch bag, and not much else. Their tomato salsa is pretty bland but their corn salsa is serviceable. Meat choices to fill your burrito, taco, or bowl with include chicken, steak, carnitas, barbacoa beef, and veggies. Their official site tells just about everything you could want to know about their filling and topping choices short of actually eating it. It even shows an aerial view of their topping containers.
Don't worry; he doesn't bite
My co-workers and I agreed that Chipotle earns a three and a half Speedy Gonzales rating: