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Chipotle - Downtown
No longer in business
Opened: ? Closed: 2018-05

723 State St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 730-9195


Reviews by the General Public

Sooo easy to do better than this.
Reviewer: Tony from Santa Barbara, CA
Chipotle is not real Mexican food and the flavors are not really worth anything. If you think you are eating real Mexican food here, you need to get a clue!


Chipotle
Reviewer: Kevin from Buellton, CA
Wow......The food was bland and the burrito was full of rice and beans and a small portion of meat. The servers even had the nerve to put about a teaspoon of sour cream on it then push it down the line. They next put guacamole on it and THEN told me at was $1.80 extra. Americanized bland Mexican food that ranks real low out there. Take your $8.00 somewhere else and get some authentic flavor!


Very Good Food, should be a hit when it comes to Goleta
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
This place is like a Freebirds with an assembly line to say what you want but the quality of the food well surpasses Freebirds. Food is similar to a Baja Fresh but better. They advertise hormone free meat etc. The have barbacoa too a spicy shredded meat. The workers were very friendly. The atmosphere was amazing, like a finer dining establishment. I predict it will be a hit in Goleta.


A bad really bad service..
Reviewer: Angie from Santa Barbara, CA
I love the food from there but the serviced its always bad.. They girls they always look bad at you when they get paid because of us, the costumers... I went today for lunch i order a quesadilla i asked for more cheese and this lady was like "i have a big line, and a big order i cant put u more cheese with this attitude, which i personality think that's not the way you treat a regular costumer, this lady's name is ofelia, she is really mean, i don't thinks that's fair for a costumer to be treated like that. Besides that if the problem was the money that she thought i was not going to paid well she was wrong that was not the problem, i was going to talk to the manager but they were busy. Im very upset about this and makes think that you dont see how your cow workers treat costumer...


custoer service at it's finest!
Reviewer: Tori from Santa Barbara, CA
through the rush of fiesta and all the crazyness they still were able not only serve great food they were able to deliver great customer service! the manager seemed to have a great team working for her! they were still freindly through the whole craziness of Fiesta!


great food, so so service
Reviewer: Stacey from Santa Barbara, CA
I've always enjoyed the food here, the ingredients are fresh and flavorful but the service is sometimes iffy. Sometimes it has taken me 4 requests to get what I want, but still worth it to get my nice big burrito. I recommend the carnitas.


good big lunch, good price
Reviewer: michelle from Santa Barbara, CA
i like Choptles burritos and i like the size even that i can not eat the whole thing. I like the americanized style of the baja ca cuisine. The service sinks if you ask for more of something and it seems like the price of the guac. gets higher every time i go in there.


Best burritos... not so good service
Reviewer: Mayra from Santa Barbara
I havent found another place that makes better burritos. They are just great, big, and at a good price. But the people that serve them got to be nicer since that kills it for me. They dont really listen to you and when you repet it they give you a dirty look. But no matter what, this is a must!


Burritos are bigger.......
Reviewer: Dion D. from Santa Los Las San, AL
....When the place is empty, but I will always, always go there. I love the tortillas they use and the salsas are awesome. I know its not the most authentic mexican place but the flavors and colors of the ingredients make up for any "americanization".


Wow!
Reviewer: Franny from Santa Barbara, CAv
BURRITOS ARE AMAZING!!! Especially with guacamole and a side of chips! I always come back again and again. Very very quick service, friendly, and the burritos are..mmmmmmmmmm........


GOOD FOOD WELL PRICED
Reviewer: Sarah Grant from Santa Barbara,Ca
This is a good place for a healthy, well prepared lunch at a resonable rate and its a very good location.


Not bad
Reviewer: elle from goleta
Tried Chipotle last night. It wasn't too bad--definitely not authentic, but for the price compared to Rudy's, I'd rather go here. The steak in my steak burrito was tender and tasty. But I have to agree with the others--the chips are TOO salty. Won't order the chips again, but will go again for a quick bite to go.


people compare this to freebirds????
Reviewer: Hajir Sailors from Santa Barbara, CA
In the city of Santa Barbara we have a lot of mexican food to choose from, and Chipotle does not want to be your choice. Aside from being an americanized attempt at freebirds (which is already americanized enough) it has no taste that resembles mexican! The burritos are bland and not very tasty. You end up eating a lot of something you don't want to eat. The choices one has of items to put on the burrito and few and far between compared to freebirds, and so in turn the taste is not even similar. If you're down on state why not bother to drive up to milpas and get real mexican food or at least go to rudy's where it tastes good. The women who worked at chiptole were not very nice or good with service and they didn't know how to make a burrito. Don't waste your time. And there's no refried beans...


Not worth the money
Reviewer: gracie from Santa Barbara
This place is nice but don't go here if u want quality mexican food. They'll give you big burrito yah! but its full of rice and beans with ridiculous amount of meat (barely no meat!) . The service was horrilbe. If you asked them to put what u like they'll looked at you with a mean look.


starchy rice
Reviewer: kimbo slice from florida
Chipotle has the best chicken. Other than that the starchy bleached salty rice has to go! Chips are always too salty. guacamole is 5 stars all the way! Chicken taco with blac beans no rice and spicy sauce with the works is the way to go! I hope chipolte sees my comment and lower the salt content. Than you.


Best of Its Kind in SB
Reviewer: Jason Koivu from Carp, CA
I'll eat at La Salsa or Baja Fresh, but if I want a truly fresh and tasty burrito from a non-Mexican owned and operated joint, I'll go to Chipotle. Their ingredients have a California flair and that's fine by me. If I want traditional, I'll go to a tradition burrito place. I love the lemon flavoring in the rice. And the guacamole is out of sight! Chipotle is the closest thing I've found to my favorite burrito chain, Sharkys. No, not the place on State. I'm talking about the chain that started down in LA. The closest location is in Ventura and when I can't get down there I'm more than happy to settle for Chipotle.


Pork burritos
Reviewer: Foodie Dan from Santa Barbara
I love this place. It has good quality meats and they are pretty eco conscious. The pork burrito with plenty of cilantro and their salsas.....yummm. I am going there for lunch today!


disgusting
Reviewer: marc from santa barbara, ca
too much salt on everything, disgusting amounts of cilantro in the rice. wonder if all the people who like this split their meals between here and mcdonalds...


Compared to what James?
Reviewer: Mark Johnson from San Mateo, CA
Just OK compared to what James? La Super Rica? That's like comparing Le Big Mac at McDonald's in Paris to Jacques Pepin because they both cook French food. Plus, we're talking FAST FOOD here. Chipotle is so far above the other schlock Mexican fast-food places like Taco Smell, La Salsa, etc. that it's laughable. Had La Salsa's ultra-bland "spicy" Caesar salad lately? Haven't been to the Chipotle in Santa Barbara but at every other one I've been to so far (and that's a lot all over CA), the managers and employees have been terrific to the customers. Chipotle isn't perfect, but compared to other fast food, it's pretty darned good.


The food is okay, the service is okay.
Reviewer: James D. from Goleta, CA
It's a fast food joint, so the service is going to be average, by default. But the food just wasn't as great as other places with similar menus. It was fresh, but the ingredients they choose on some of the food just isn't optimal.


Chipotle is like sweet poetry.
Reviewer: Teh Lemonsmith from SB
Pinto Beans, Carnitas, Sour Cream, Lettuce, Cheese and Mild Salsa wrapped in a tortilla from Chipotle is a wonderful treat.


i practacly live there
Reviewer: sasha from santa barbara ,CA
omg this is the best f ing place in sb !


Chipotle offers healthy alternative to fast food restaurants
Reviewer: Sarah from Santa Barbara, CA
Chipotle is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat. The food is fantastic and offers a healthy alternative to burgers and fries. The staff at the Chipotle on State St. are always attentive and greet you with a smile. The only recommendation I have is not to visit the establishment M-F between the hours of noon and 1 p.m., this is when the high school kids take over. Those hours are noisy, it is excessively crowded, and the kids are often disrespectful of other patrons in line. Other than that, I have never had a bad experience with this great place!


CHIPOTLE IS THE BOMB!
Reviewer: BIG VIC & BOO LE FROM VGP from GOLETA
I REALLY,REALLY ENJOY THE BARBACOA MEAT IT IS THE TASTIEST! THE SALAD ADDED TO THAT MEAT IS SCRUMTIOUS! THE BEANS HAVE A BACON TASTE TO THEM JUST THE WAY REAL MEXICAN PEOPLE COOK THEIR BEANS WHEN THEY ARE HAVING A BIG OL PARTY..THEY ADD BACON TO THE BEANS..IT TASTE JUST LIKE MY TIA'S BEANS...AND NO I DON'T MEAN THE BLACK BEANS I MEAN THE "PINTOS". THE CHIPS HAVE A LEMON FLAVOR TO THEM...AND THE PLACE IT FAST AND CONVINIENT FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE GO! I AM FROM MEXICO AND I MUST ADMIT THAT I WAS EXTREMELY SURPRISED TO TASTE THE REAL DEAL HERE. I TOTALY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ALL YOU GRINGOS...AND BRONKS TOO!


SOOOOOO GOOD
Reviewer: bryan from santa barbara
I just started eating at Chipotle a few months ago. Now I am completely addicted. Their crispy chicken tacos are like crack. The chicken is very good quality, cooked to perfection. Which is surprsing, considering it's pretty much fast food. You have lots of toppings to choose from such as: 3 different salsas, corn, beans, rice, cheese, guacamole, lettuce. They are soooo good. The service has always been exceptional. They even give students free drinks. I'm not even a student! But I guess since i'm 21, they assume so. Which is fine by me! You have to try it for yourself.


yes, that explains it...
Reviewer: Michael Ledel from Santa Barbara
I tried a burrito with chicken. Found myself drinking GLASSES of water about an hour after eating, probably because there was too much salt in the food. Good for the price, and I would rate this place just a step up from Taco Bell. That it is a MacDone franchise explains the fastfood experience.


Fantastic Service
Reviewer: juan Navarette from Goleta, Ca
The service was incredible. I was surprised to find out this was part of the McDolands Corporation. I liked the food, very reminiscent of Wahoo Tacos.


Chipotle is like crack - I am helplessly addicted to it
Reviewer: Darrel Bolden from Santa Barbara, CA
Since moving to an office in downtown SB I first though Sharkeez Taco Tuesdays couldn't be beat. But since eating at Chipotle my perception on life has totally changed. I have become completely addicted to their burritos - I no longer go home to be with my family but rather pace outside of Chipotle each day waiting for them to open. The manager recognizes me each day and gives me my burrito intraveneoulsy - basically I have Chipotle burriro juice dripped into my body 24X7. Even writing is giving me the shakes. God bless Chipotle.


chipotle is awesome
Reviewer: BILL CLINTON from sanfrinsisco, CA
CHIPOTLE IS THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER!!!!!!!!! THEIR BURRITO IS LIKE A HAPPY PILL IN A 100,000 MG. DOSE!!!!


Graet Food
Reviewer: Kevin from Santa Barbara
Chipotle Has The Best Burriots in town


superb rice!
Reviewer: a girl from Goleta, CA
Their rice is sooo good! Everything is simple, but so fresh and tasty. And their prices are great! They also sometimes give free drinks if you're a student.


5 stars are you serious
Reviewer: Josh from Goleta
this is a McDonalds owned franchise with bland food and high prices (for what it is). Come on people live a little, there are so many good taqueria options in S.B. Sure this place would be good if you lived on the East Coast, etc. but here we have the real deal Mexican food. Go elsewhere and awaken your taste buds


The best of the best
Reviewer: lisa Hardley from Santa Barbara
Ohoooooooo my God, this restaurant has the best food ever, I personally love it, I recomed you to get the burrito bowl or the chicken burrito, the taste is amaizing, you just have to try it once and you will eat at chipotle everyday, thats what happened to me, I go to chiplotle at least 3 times per week...


We pay the rent
Reviewer: Poisonxbones from Santa Barbara, ca
Chipotle is seriously the best "fast" restaurant in downtown santa barbara. i work at New Deal, which is less then a block away, and we are addicted. Everything is fresh, and I could tell you the bar line up anyday. I totally suggest the barbacoa. Guac is sorta expensive, but well worth it. Me and my boyfriend have been dining there for 2.5 years now, and everytime we go in, everyone is really nice, and they remember what we get all the time. AND! Free soda if your a student. Betcha didn´t know that....


good tacos
Reviewer: Max from Santa Barbara, CA
They don´t have much of a variety, but their chicken tacos are awesome! Its still that kinda weird fast-food mexican style, but hey, it beats Taco Bell any day. Oh yeah, and if your a student you get a free drink.


It´s a nice break from the overpriced and tastless fast food
Reviewer: Dickie Prego from Mexico
I may be crazy and on drugs but I give it a five stars. Once again a corporation takes a traditional food and makes their own version and steals five stars. It may be fast food but the secret flavor of the "Chipotle Chile of Mexico must be given Fuckin credit.


Can´t compare
Reviewer: Tiberian Sun from 735 State Street
It´s okay, but lacks the addictive quality of a place in Isla Vista. I wish this place was better given my office is right by them. Didn´t like the rice much and they gave meager portions of cheese and chicken.


Chicken has a weird spice on it.
Reviewer: meatloaf from usa
You can´t give this restaurant above two stars, its fast food for gods sake.


Avoid Take Out Here

The food is acceptable. If you take out, hot food becomes cold by the time you get home because the vegetables are kept very cole, and when mixed with the hot portions....you get the idea. Otherwise worthy of once a month eating.


the Mexican Way

It´s very good, Its like the mexican version of Subway. I´m vegan and i love the burrito´s, has fresh ingredients and great quacamole, i highly recommend it....


Chipotle rocks our world

We go to Chipotle every Friday night - it´s in the best place in town. We drag all our friends every week, we deserve free burritos for life


Best Mexican Food in SB - Chipotle -
Reviewer: Adam from Ventura
Great Meat! Fresh Ingredients! Wonderfull taste. Doesn´t get much better than this. Eat there and you´ll be hooked. I go at least once a week.


Best place ever
Reviewer: Sarah from Ventura, CA
Me and my husband decided to try it and were so amazed, not only are the burritios huge but they are so addictive. We can´t stop going, we both absolutly love it. One of the greatist mexican places arround!!!


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