Chipotle is a popular fast-food chain known for its customizable burritos, bowls, and tacos. While the restaurant has a simple and straightforward menu, there are some ordering tricks and secret menu items that can help you save money and add more flavor to your meal. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best ordering tips and secret menu items at Chipotle.
Ordering Tricks Worth Trying
Consider ordering a bowl instead of a burrito
If you’re looking to save money or want a lower-carb option, ordering a bowl instead of a burrito can be a smart choice. Bowls come with the same ingredients as a burrito, but without the tortilla, which can save you a few cents. Plus, bowls are easier to eat on-the-go, and you can still get all your favorite toppings. Bowls also make adding extras easier and adding your items on the side can also mean a couple meals in one!
Get half and half
If you’re torn between two different meat options or two different types of rice or beans, you can ask for half portions of each. I know, I had no idea… but I also have anxiety when it comes to ordering food. This allows you to mix and match your favorites without increasing the price. Just ask the server for “half and half,” and they’ll happily oblige. This is a great way to get more options while saving a buck or two.
Ask for extra fillings on the side
If you want to add extra flavor to your meal without paying for a double portion, ask for extra fillings like meat, cheese, or guacamole on the side. This allows you to add as much or as little as you like without affecting the price of your meal. Something I also didn’t know and now will have to try, if you try this and it totally works PLEASE let us know in the comments, this is just what internet research has told me not experience.
Take advantage of free extras
Chipotle offers a variety of free extras like lettuce, salsa, and hot sauce. Be sure to take advantage of these to add more flavor to your meal without adding to the cost. You can also ask for extra tortilla chips or a side of beans or rice to make your meal more filling. The best is getting the extra tortillas, then extra salsa and side of beans and side of cheese – BOOM you have all you need for making nachos the next day! Meals within meals are the best.
Join the rewards program
Chipotle’s rewards program, Chipotle Rewards, allows you to earn points for every dollar you spend, which can be redeemed for free food. You can also get access to exclusive offers and freebies as a rewards member. Of course that is if you eat at Chipotle enough to justify having another app on your phone for some maybe savings.
Chipotle’s Secret Menu Items
Remember that Not all Chipotle locations may offer these items, so be sure to ask before but don’t be upset if they can’t accommodate your request.
The quesarito is a burrito wrapped in a cheese quesadilla instead of a flour tortilla. It’s a decadent and cheesy option that’s sure to satisfy your cravings. I mean who doesn’t love cheese? This cheesy wrapped piece of heaven is great for those who say there is never enough cheese.
The burritodilla is a burrito filled with cheese and grilled until crispy. It’s similar to the quesarito but without the extra layer of rice and beans. This is great if you don’t want all the filling extras like rice and beans. Of course I love the rice and beans so this one isn’t at the top of my list but it is good.
Chipotle’s nachos aren’t on the regular menu, but you can ask for a bowl of tortilla chips topped with beans, cheese, salsa, and your choice of meat. It’s a delicious and hearty option that’s perfect for sharing or as a meal on its own. Getting everything on the side will help it last longer or portion it out for both a dinner and a lunch!
While not technically a secret menu item, you can ask for a grilled cheese quesadilla filled with your choice of meat and toppings. It’s a simple yet satisfying option that’s perfect if you’re in the mood for something cheesy. Can you see a theme here? I am apparently drawn to cheese.
Chipotle’s ordering tricks and secret menu items can help you customize your meal and save money while still enjoying all the flavors and ingredients that Chipotle has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a cheesy and indulgent option (clearly my favorites) or a spicy and flavorful one, there’s something for everyone on Chipotle’s secret menu. And with the ordering tips we’ve provided, you can make your meal even more satisfying without breaking the bank. So next time you visit Chipotle, try out some of these ordering tricks and secret menu items to take your meal to the next level and come back to tell us all about it!