This Brooklyn outpost of the popular Chipotle Mexican Grill chain, which opened in August 2004, serves nothing but tortillas and the things that go inside tortillas, but you can have them in any combination you can imagine. The menu is small, but the servings are not, and Chipotle puts an emphasis on quality ingredients and service. Chipotle’s guacamole is made fresh throughout the day; there’s a choice between classic refried beans and vegetarian black beans; the chicken, beef and pork are marinated in a spicy adobo sauce infused with smoky chipotle peppers; and even the rice is special, flavored with cilantro and lime. The tacos come in threes (soft, flour) or fours (crispy, corn). The huge, customized 20-ounce burritos, made right before your eyes, are overstuffed with your choice of meats and/or vegetables, rice, beans and three kinds of salsas. There is even a fajita burrito with sauteed green peppers and onions. And don’t forget the $4 margaritas! Or, choose from the selection of imported and domestic beers. Open daily, 11 am to 10 pm.
Updated Jan. 12, 2010