Chipotle Mexican Grill

Last Activity: Nov 1st, 2012

chipotle se17th

Location

1515 SE 17th Street Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954 400-7493
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Critic's Rating

Rating2.5
Food
Service
Ambiance
Last Review: 07/30/14

Information

Hours11am-10pm
Dress CodeCasual ParkingPrivate Lot
CCYes AlcoholNone
OutdoorYes ReservationsNo
DeliveryNo

Critic's Review

I needed to so some slow carb loading so Chipotle was on my radar. If you haven't been to Chipotle yet I can only ask why?

Chipotles all look similar with minimalist decor, bare plywood calls and a minimalist menu.

Chipotle Counter

Chipotle Counter

The first thing you need to know is that they don't take 100 dollar bills. So you only have a hundred, make sure you bring plastic.

No 100s at Chipotle

No 100s at Chipotle

The experience starts at the cafeteria style counter. If you order a burrito they warm one up in the tortilla warmer. Most people just get a bowl, you tell them to go and they give you an aluminum cover. I always order To Go in case I don't finish the whole thing.

Chipotle Service Area

Chipotle Service Area


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They push your dish down the line and you tell them what you want. My order: No Rice, both beans, Chicken, Veggies, Fresh Salsa, a "little" cheese and sour cream, and Lettuce.

Beverages are self serve.

Chipotle Beverage Station

Chipotle Beverage Station

They have fresh lemon but no splenda and no regular sugar. With a choice of raw sugar or pink, I go with the Sugar.

Chipotle Drink

Chipotle Drink

There's not much to say about the food. It's a bowl of stuff. Rice makes for a more hearty meal, but also adds a LOT of high glycemic calories.

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

This was a purpose meal. I always get the same thing. Chipotle is a lot like coffee; no two people like it exactly the same. I decided to eat-in after I paid so I paid for the Iced Tea separately.

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

You can't go wrong for the price. $6.89 for the bowl and $1.91 for Iced Tea. >

Review 11/1/12

Another day, another Chipotle opening. Three years ago, I had to drive up the Stirling and 95 to check it out. I didn't know anything about it at the time, and I wasn't all that impressed.

I've since learned that if you've seen one, you've seen them all. The all have the same, purposely cheap looking interior, half-finished looking plywood walls, and a steam tray with just a few choices to fill your burrito or bowl.

chipotle_se17th_inside.jpg

One difference is that this location looks forced, the plywood doesn't really work. In the other locations it just looks like the place isn't finished yet, but this one is a bit contrived.

No matter, it's all the same stuff. One thing I have figured out is how to order a big bowl of slow carbs and protein; Chicken, black beans, salsa, veggies, lettuce with just a little sour cream and cheese.

chipotle_bowl3.jpg

It's not really very good. But it's not bad. It's Chipotle.

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mikeReply
Are we sure Vic wasn't in the Fed Hwy location? There are so many of these now in FTL it's like confusing McDonald's locations- very easy.
AdministratorReply
The location is listed on their website. Maybe the dude was with Pei Wei.
vicvalvReply
It is open now. Just had lunch there yesterday
AdministratorReply
Ok. See that dude in the picture in the red shirt? He told me not until thanksgiving. Very odd.