If you've never heard of Chipotle, they're a chain of fast-food, but gourmet, Mexican restaurants. They're huge in the USA, and lucky for us they have now made it to Europe. There are now seven in London, and last week I was invited to the one in Wimbledon, along with some other bloggers. We were shown how to make guacamole and then given margaritas and burritos until we were ready to roll home with full and happy tummies.
Husband and I went last night for tacos. It's a great place if you need a quick, but fresh, meal. Even though we love Mexican food, we've never taken our kids out for a Mexican meal before. But I noticed that the Chipotle in Wimbledon offer a kids meal. For £4 or £5, the kids can have a cheese quesadilla or tacos with fruit and a drink. And since the service is so quick, we wouldn't have to worry about the kids getting bored/antsy/crazy while waiting for their food.
Chipotle is technically fast food. They will prepare your food for you, right in front of your eyes, in less than a minute. What you might not realise is that Chipotle do not have any microwaves or freezers. They offer a variety of fresh meat and toppings (there's plenty for you vegetarians out there). They only use free-range pork and they make their guacamole fresh 2-4 times a day.
If you fancy trying to make some fresh guacamole, you will need:
- Avocados, preferably of the hass variety
- Chopped onions
- Chopped Coriander
- Jalapeno chillies
- Lemon, lime and salt
Or if you live in London, you can just go to Chipotle and enjoy their delicious guacamole. By the way, you pronounce it CHI-POAT-LAY.
I was invited to a bloggers evening at Chipotle and given loyalty card for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.