Every time I pass this place, it’s been super busy, at times with the lines going out the door onto the sidewalk – crazy. My friend has been eager to try it out, and since we were in the area after checking out the Vancouver Arts Gallery, we decided to give this Mexican place it a try.
It was already close to 9pm on a Tues night, but it was still half full with customers enjoying their food. The place has a modern look and targets young people. The staff weren’t friendly, but we got what we needed. They mumbled their questions on the toppings, so I and my friend ended up saying ‘what?’ or ‘excuse me?’ several times.
It’s nice to have the choice of whether you’d like it in a burrito or bowl. Since I’m not a fan of bread, I went for the bowl option, naturally. My friend chose to have it in a burrito.
So like at Subway or Harvey’s you get to choose your ingredients. I didn’t know what barbacoa (beef) and carnitas (pork) were, so I had to ask. I went for the grilled chicken which is marinated in their spicy, chipotle-chili adobo. I had all the toppings such as beans, rice, salsas, cheese, sour cream and romaine lettuce. Guacamole is the only thing that costs extra (I think 50 cents?) so I didn’t get it. The bowl looked pretty full already anyways.
Comes out to $8.95 + taxes. At first, I felt it’s a bit pricey, but then when you think of the food from food courts which is usually around that price range, then it doesn’t seem that expensive. The rest is self-serve (like other fast food places) so go fill up your own cup (if you order a drink), pick up napkins and utensils.
Online, you have the chance to check out the nutrition intake by selection the ingredients that you chose. Note: if you order everything including the guacamole, it’s over 1000 calories dish!
My friend pretty much had the same thing I did, but in a burrito instead of a bowl
But the quality of the food is very good. The taste is addictive and it’s quite filling. Since it was a bit late, my friend only wanted to have half – he ended up eating the entire thing lol. I can see why they are so popular. I would like to go back to try out their other meat choices!
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