Famous for its burritos, Chipotle introduces Mexican dishes to the world fast-casual style. Chipotle is known for its build-your-own menu where you can mix and match ingredients to create your own rice bowl, burritos, salad, and of course, tacos and other Mexican-inspired meals. Even their kid’s menu features a build-your-own order.

In comparison, Chipotle is one of the healthier fast-food restaurants you can dine at. They claim to use and serve food that was naturally and ethically produced. As evidenced in their motto “food with integrity”. Vegans and vegetarians might want to give it a try.

Chipotle Menu Prices

Entrees menu

Pollo AsadoChickenSteakCarnitasBarbacoaSofritasVeggieCheeseGuacamoleQueso Blanco
Burrito$8.95$8.30$9.90$8.95$9.90$8.30$8.30$2.55$5.10
Burrito Bowl$8.95$8.30$9.90$8.95$9.90$8.30$8.30$2.55$5.10
Salad$8.95$8.30$9.90$8.95$9.90$8.30$8.30$5.10$5.10
Tacos$8.95$8.30$9.90$8.95$9.90$8.30$8.30$5.10$5.10
Kid's Build Your Own$5.35$5.35$5.35$5.35$5.35$5.35$5.35$5.35$5.35
Kid's Quesadilla$4.90$4.90$4.90$4.90$4.90$4.90$4.20$4.90$4.90
Quesadilla$8.85$10.45$10.45$10.45$8.85$8.85$8.85$2.55$2.55

Lifestyle Bowl Menu

MenuVariationPrices
Whole30 Salad BowlChicken$10.85
Whole30 Salad BowlCarnitas$11.50
Keto Salad BowlChicken$10.85
Keto Salad BowlSteak$12.45
High Protein BowlChicken & Steak$12.90
Paleo Salad BowlChicken$10.85
Vegetarian Salad BowlGuacamole$8.30
Vegan BowlSofritas$8.30

Sides Menu

MenuVariationPrices
Chips$1.75
Chips & Guacamole$4.30
Large Chips & Large Guacamole$7.45
Side of Guacamole$2.55
Large Side of Guacamole$5.10
Tortilla on the Side$0.30
Chips & Fresh Tomato Salsa$2.15
Chips & TomatilloRed Chili Salsa$2.15
Chips & TomatilloGreen Chili Salsa$2.15
Chips & Roasted ChiliCorn Salsa$2.15
Chips & White Cheese$4.30
Chips & Queso BlancoLarge $7.45
Side of White Cheese$2.55
Large Side of White Cheese$5.10

Drinks Menu 

MenuSize / QuantityPrices
Organic Lemonade$2.60
Organic Hibiscus Lemonade$2.60
Organic Mandarin Fresh Water$2.60
Organic Berry Agua Fresca$2.60
Fountain Drink$2.60
Organic LemonadeLarge$2.90
Organic Hibiscus LemonadeLarge$2.90
Organic Mandarin Fresh WaterLarge$2.90
Organic Berry Agua FrescaLarge$2.90
Fountain DrinkLarge$2.90
Mexican Coca-Cola$3.00
Mexican Sprite$3.20
Tractor Organic Black Tea$3.20
Tractor Organic Lemonade$3.20
San Pellegrino Sparkling$2.85
Blackberry Izze$3.00
Grapefruit Izze$3.00
Bottled Water$2.65
Apple Juice$3.00
Peach Orange Juice$3.00
Pineapple Orange Banana Juice$3.00

FAQ’s About Chipotle’s Menu

What menu items have been discontinued at Chipotle?

Cauliflower Rice

Chipotle makes serious efforts that menu serves vegans, vegetarians, and other specialty diets. With that, Chipotle decided to test a new gluten-free side dish: Cauliflower Rice. It was a risky innovation that flopped hard. Not only did it fail to be a base for holding out Chipotle’s long list of toppings options, but it was also absolutely tasteless according to reviews. Personally, I love cauliflower rice, but Chipotle wasn’t able to pull off this item. 

Carne Asada

Unlike cauliflower rice, consumers love Carne Asada on the menu at Chipotle. Blame Chipotle’s hard passion for serving food with integrity for this discontinued item. 

This dish flopped because the meat they used to serve wasn’t meeting production demand. According to the company, sourcing beef that was pasture-raised, antibiotic-free, and hormone-free was so difficult they had to remove it from the menu. With that in mind, Chipotle seems to have made Carne Asada a seasonal limited that returns once or twice per year. 

Chorizo

Unlike the Carne Asada, this protein addition was not welcomed warmly. Many criticized its lack of flavor hence its timely removal from the menu. Chorizo of course is a tough meat to make everyone happy. Some like they’re chorizo very spicy. Others, not so much. 

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Queso

This is a discontinued sauce that still remains on the menu with an updated recipe. Due to the bland flavor and the unwelcome remarks from the restaurant’s fan base, Chipotle reinvented the recipe numerous times rather than taking it off their selection of sauces.

Other Discontinued Chipotle Flops

  • Buñuelos
  • Mexican Chocolate Shake
  • Smoked Brisket
  • Sofritas

Are there any discounts you can claim at Chipotle? 

Chipotle doesn’t offer any student or senior discounts. However, students can get a free drink with purchase when they show their student ID at participating locations. Other than that, customers can enjoy rewards and freebies when they sign up for the Chipotle Rewards program through their website.

What are the most popular menu items at Chipotle?

Here are the top 3 popular menu items that even chefs want to order at Chipotle.

Barbacoa Burritos

Chef Tariq Nasir and Chef Thomas Leonard agree that the barbacoa burrito is Chipotle’s most flavorful meat option.

Chicken Bowl without Rice

Low-carb, high-protein, maximum flavor! As recommended by Chef John O’Neil. Try it out yourself if you are starting into the keto diet.

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Carnitas Bowl

Chef Chloe Geachinnio swears by this Chipotle item and usually tops it off with guacamole and some nacho chips. Recommendation aside, the carnitas bowl is a great pork meat option.

Other popular Chipotle menu items:

  1. Guacamole
  2. Queso Blanco
  3. Carnitas Taco
  4. Cheese Quesadilla
  5. Chicken Burritos
  6. Fajita Veggies
  7. Quesadilla Burritos

Is there a secret menu at Chipotle?

Yes. Their secret menu is a little complicated since you can basically build your own dish by choosing your own toppings, fillings, and sides, therefore, creating your own secret menu item. In fact, that’s exactly how these popular Chipotle “secret” menu items were born.

Quesarito

A cheesy version of their burrito wrapped in quesadilla instead of the regular tortilla.

Nachos

Their nachos are offered depending on the location. So don’t feel bad when you ask for the secret menu nachos item only to be told they don’t have it.

Burritodilla

It’s like the quesarito but bigger. Like a Godzilla version of it! It’s loaded with more fillings.

The 3-Pointer

This is a burrito that only has three toppings/fillings meant to be a more affordable option than the standard Chipotle burrito. It’s a good starter dish when you are not used to an overload of ingredients in one.

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Double-Decker Taco

It’s a normal taco inside a softshell cheese taco for anyone needing an extra cheesy fix.

Are there any Chipotle menu items for specialty diets?

Yes, absolutely. Their menu is designed for consumers with specialty diets, vegetarians, and vegan philosophy in mind. You’ll find that, if you remove meat options from their burritos you’ll be able to enjoy dozens of unique meals as a vegan. Their Lifestyle Bowl menu caters to vegans and vegetarians as well.

Who is the target audience of Chipotle’s menu?

Chipotle’s target market is Millennials, Generation Z, college students, young professionals, and the health-conscious consumer. They are on a mission to capture the hearts and stomachs of people who understand and love cooking or making their own meals as these masses tend to have a greater appreciation of fresh and healthy food. Exactly what they are serving.

A Side of Chipotle’s History

Derived from the Nahuatl/Mexican name for a smoked, dried jalapeño chili pepper: Chipotle was first established in 1993 by Steve Ells in Denver, Colorado. Backed by Ells’s fast-food business experience and the bank accounts of its parent chain, McDonald’s Corporation, Chipotle grew at an astonishing pace of 100 new restaurants quickly.

While the company is no longer managed by Steve Ells, Chipotle continues to thrive and develop an even stronger customer base. According to the most recent earnings announcement Chipotle generated $2.2 billion in sales, a 13.7% increase from the previous year. The company also opened another 43 restaurant locations in Q3 alone that should propel even more sales over the next 12 months.