Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chipotle for Three for $7.54

Chris is quite a fan of Chipotle. He loves it, adores it, whatever affectionate verb you want to use, it is pretty much always an option for him. Fun fact: our "best friend dinner" in the midst of our how we met story was at Chipotle. It probably stems from Mexican food being his absolute favorite food. I really, really like Chipotle, too (in my prime eating days, I seriously could eat two burritos in one sitting. Chris does not believe me, and the fact that I failed to eat two burrito bowls last December does not help my case. But burrito bowls are more filling at a quicker rate than burritos! I digress, though ... we can discuss Chipotle eating strategies at another time). It is also amazing that I don't have to make the million components that go into a good Mexican/Tex-Mex meal. I really enjoy cooking (well, I used to, now I'm still learning to enjoy it with a third leg via a toddler), but let's be honest, making meat + pico + guac + refried beans + chopping and shredding other stuff = a lot of steps and a whole lot of dishes. 

Now we don't have the budget to throw all of our money at Chipotle so spending $13+ on two burrito bowls adds up quickly. But! Last week, I learned that you can order a side of rice for $0.80! I know rice is much cheaper than that at home, but remember, we are going for a no dishes meal here. And I loooove their rice. Now we can easily feed the three of us food-eaters for $7.54 when we decide to treat ourselves to Chipotle. 

Here's how:
- 1 veggie burrito bowl $6.25
- 1 tortilla that comes with the burrito bowl, just ask for it on the side!
- 1 side of guacamole that comes with the veggie option
- 1 side of green salsa, which is Chris' favorite. This is for no additional cost also since you can ask for more than one scoop of salsa on your burrito or bowl anyway!
- 1 side of rice. $0.80

All of that plus tax adds up to feeding the three of us for $7.54, which is not too shabby for a fast casual establishment that has us hooked by the taste buds. Since Chipotle's portions are so big, we can all split it, and it is really enough food as long as you don't have someone new on the line that skimps. 

What is your Chipotle order?

P.S. Thanks to all of you wonderful readers who let me know that I am not the only green with envy person out there. Here's to not making green the new pink. 


  1. that. is. awesome.

    Our chipotle hack is similar, where I can scoot in and out with me (the pregnant belly) and two toddler boys for around $7 bucks. Split a kids' quesadilla meal with pico and chicken hiding inside for nutritional value between the two of them and I get one chicken soft taco with beans and rice (free!) and a side of chips and it comes in under budget every time. And a single chipotle taco, when loaded appropriately with rice + beans + meat + multiple salsas and toppings, is sufficiently huge to satisfy a grown adult. All for less than $3.

    1. You can get a single taco?? You are enlightening me, Jenny. I am impressed with your guys' version!!

  2. We just brought a burrito bowl home and split it between the three kids yesterday for lunch! I love Chipotle! And in my prime eating (rugby playing!) days I used to go in and get 2 burritos and eat them (and chips and guac!) by myself too! I kind of miss being able to eat like that!

  3. We don't have a Chipolte hack. Since the closest location is 45 minutes away from us, husband and I are too greedy to share anything with the kids, when we get the chance to enjoy it.

  4. So, considering I usually inhale my bowl faster than everyone at our table (mind you I am known as a slow eater), I think it would be hard to share (terrible, I know!). Not to mention my hubby loves Chipotle too and my toddler son can eat their entire kids taco plate - by himself! I'm thinking we may just need to give your hack a try during our next visit to see if we can not stuff our faces like we've never eaten before and slowly enjoy a normal portion! Thanks for sharing!