It’s been a few months since I last ate at Chipotle, and the craving for a burrito is back in full force. “I could really use a burrito. I’m sure Chipotle is not as bad as I remember it! Look at the gigantic lines! Everybody loves Chipotle… i’m sure it will be delicious!” Luckily my original post serves as a reminder of how I feel (“Free Chipotle is the only good Chipotle“), and I decided instead to hit up Burritoville with a friend from work.
I tried Burritoville once before (the one on 9th ave.), when I first moved here from L.A. Seeking a substitute for the burritos I could get on the west coast, I knew I wasn’t going to replace the real deal authentic burritos- but I was at least hoping to find a replacement for Baja Fresh (My go-to work lunch in L.A. There was one across the street from my office, and I probably ate there 2-3 times a week).
At the one on 9th ave. I got the “Holy Mole” burrito, and was pretty underwhelmed. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great. I probably should have known that I wasn’t going to get a great mole from a place that felt the need to add funny names to their burritos. I remember thinking “This place isn’t that bad. I probably am disappointed because I just moved here, and I’m used to the good stuff.”
With that in mind, I returned to Burritoville- hoping to find a Chipotle substitute for when my Burrito addiction rears it’s ugly head. Pictures, and the +/- after the jump…