It’s Travel Tuesday and I’m coming at ya from Paris, France. But not just anywhere in Paris, THE Chipotle in Paris.
What do you dream of doing in Paris? Perhaps it involves a romantic evening drinking wine in front of the Eiffel Tower, spending hours wandering the halls of the Louvre, or catching the sunset atop Montmartre. Well, for my third visit to Paris, I had one goal: getting my Chipotle fix.
Those of you that have been around these parts for a bit shouldn’t be surprised. My Tex-Mex obsession runs deeps and this girl has been salsa and guac deprived for far too long. This Paris trip was short. Karlsruhe is a quick 3 hour high speed train ride from Paris, and when you snag a ticket for 50 Euro round trip (normal prices can run up to 200€) and have some lovely visitors from Stateside there, you just gotta go. So, I arrived at 830 pm Saturday evening and departed 7 am Monday morning. During this short period of time, Chipotle was going to happen (along with a trip to Montmarte, the Dali exhibition, trying my first Macaron, and meeting Ashley of Ashley Abroad)!
Recently I read a Thought Catalog piece on How to Hack Chipotle and I really followed his advice to take full advantage of the opportunity. I went tortilla-less with the burrito bowl, as I alway do, and loaded it up with: rice, black beans, pinto beans, fajita veggies, chicken, medium and hot salsa, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole. Side note: is it just me or does Chipotle have the best guacamole on the planet? We even got some chips to dip into our bowls. It was pretty heavenly. I scarfed mine down in about 3 minutes and 43 seconds.
Truly, it was just as delicious as Chipotle at home. The rice seemed a little darker, the corn relish pretty crappy, and the cheese a bit different, but all-in-all, it was perfection! The prices were also pretty high as you can see in the photos. A burrito (bowl) with guacamole will cost ya 10.50€ (nearly $14).
20 Boulevard Montmartre
Metro stop: Richelou-Drouout (lines M8, M9)
11 am to 10 pm, daily
I realize I am a ridiculous human being eating overpriced Chipotle in a foodie paradise, but sometimes home tastes better than any duck confit out there. My last Chipotle meal before this was… ok it was in December… but still, I NEED Mexican food at least once per month, so I’ll still justify it.
What do you dream of eating in Paris?