Tuesday, December 4, 2007

"How can it be bulls**t to state a preference?"

So Salt Lake City just got a Chipotle restaurant. Everyone was pretty excited about this. I was too, but I am incredibly easily amused, so that's not really surprising. I didn't go and eat there right away. I wanted the hype to die down a bit. I went with a friend for the first time a week ago. I realized as we walked in that it was a lot like Barbacoa (which I love) and so I thought I would order the same thing I order there in order to compare. Like a little taste test science project. After sitting down and eating, I made a decision.

*drum roll please*

I prefer Barbacoa.

Why you ask? Well I am glad you asked, because I have compiled a list of reasons why I like Barbacoa better. In no particular order.

1.It's closer to my house. - I like to be able to jump in my car and just be there, right when I want a chicken burrito and it can be mine.
2.The man behind the counter always speaks to me in Spanish and when he can tell I don't understand, he tries to teach me the words. He also calls my chicken burrito Pollo Loco (crazy chicken) and it makes me laugh every time.
3.I like the flavor of the crazy chicken better at Barbacoa- I just do.
4.They mix up the insides of my burrito at Barbacoa. When I asked for them to do it at Chipotle, she just gave me this blank stare- which leads me to number 5-
5.They are better at wrapping my burrito at Barbacoa. None of the delicious insides fall out, unlike Chipotle.
6.They have fresh limes that you can put in your diet coke. Chipotle only has lemon. Oh, AND Barbacoa has Diet Coke with lime on tap!!!! Double your pleasure.

Don't get me wrong, I will eat at Chipotle, it's good, just not as good as Barbacoa.

They both beat the hell out of Cafe Rio.


Sarita said...

What did cafe rio ever do to you?

Steph & James said...

I hate cafe rio too!!!! Chipotle's are like McDonald's here (did you know Chipotle is owned my McD's?) -however I am sad they do not provide you with fresh limes all of our chipotles have them - i LOVE to put them on everything!!!!

Humistons said...

I like Cafe Rio, but I've never heard of this Barbacoa. It sounds delicious. I do NOT like Chipotle- I think it's the hype. Spencer loves Chipotle and used to eat there almost everyday. Just in case you were interested.

Dainon. said...

The word on the street is that Chipotle was ONCE owned by Rotten Ronnie's, though not anymore. Dunno if that changes anybody's perception, but there you are.