Saturday, March 19, 2011


Last week I met Jenny for lunch at Chipotle in Mountain View. Even though we got there at 1:00 pm, the line was at least fifteen-people long. With a burrito bowl being $6.50 and guacamole another $1.80, Jenny and I decided to split it.

The ingredients were fresh (the bowl had that vibrant flavor that could only come from fresh vegetables), but the quantity of meat was minimal. Moreover, nothing was hot--the rice was even a little cold. Jenny shared with me her guacamole, which was creamy and abundant (as it should be for the price) but salty. Wost of all, I left the restaurant hungry--so hungry I had to dive for the Trail Mix Bars I keep in my trunk for emergencies like this. I must be incorrect about the value proposition, though, as there was a long line of customers, even when we left at 1:30.

The story has a happy ending, though, since Jenny dropped her business card into the bowl for a drawing. Two hours later, she got a call to notify her that she won ten burritos or burrito bowls. I can say they were appetizing even after two days in the fridge (the salty guacamole notwithstanding).

2400 Charleston Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 969-6528