Yea I go to the same Chipotle in Crystal City VA down the street from where I work and I loveee Chipotle. I go to the one on Duke Street near Foxchase alot too. I've worked at Chipotle and Qdoba so I know alot about both. Chipotle's flavor (seasoning) is wayy better than Qdoba or Baja Fresh or any other similar place. The ingrediants used at Chipotle are fresher and they use grain fed beef and naturally raised chicken at 99% of their locations. rBGH free sour cream, don't want no hormones in my food. lol The Sour Cream at Qdoba tastes weird, and Bajas is a little bit better tasting but not better than Chipotles.
Don't get my wrong, Qdoba and Baja are good but just not better than Chipotle. I actually like certain items better at Qboda and Baja.
The Steak Tacos (3) at Qdoba are the bomb because for a burrito you really don't need chunky pieces of steak in it to fill it up, but tacos do in my opinion. And Qdoba has chunkier pieces of steak so their tacos don't feel so empty. Plus the Three Cheese Queso sauce at Qdoba is off the chain. The Burrito Bowl at Qdoba is pretty good too, and its bigger than Chipotles but I still like Chipotles Burrito Bowls better overall. Plus, Qdoba has good quesadillas which Chipotle doesn't have.
I like the Shrimp or Chicken tacos (3) at Baja Fresh. Baja Fresh salsa (in flavor) surpasses Chipotle and Qdoba. Notice Chipotle doesn't have shrimp. Plus, Chipotle's chicken is greasy to me for some reason. Baja Fresh Chicken is better. That's why I only get steak (sometimes barbacoa) when I go to Chipotle.
Qdoba has a tendency to make me feel bloated after eating it, but Chipotle rarely makes me feel that way. I actually lose weight when I eat at Chipotle, go figure.
So overall Chipotle wins because of flavor(wish they blow everyone out of the water on), best burritos, and best burrito bowls.
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