Food Bowl Round One: Chipotle vs. Chiloso
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February 26, 2016
Our first stop on the Food Bowl adventure was Chiloso. Just walking into the overhyped establishment made our stomachs flip in sheer disgust. We hear all the time about how people are craving Chiloso’s jalapeño ranch, which we fully agreed with. This was probably one of the best things about the restaurant. With the long lines and slow service, the food was definitely not worth the price. The dark and crowded environment made us feel claustrophobic and we wanted to hurry up and finish our food so we could leave. Of course, these are all over exaggerations. The food wasn’t revolting and we wouldn’t mind eating it again, but with all of the high praise Chiloso receives, we figured the food would taste like it came from Heaven itself.
After our less than impressive experience at Chiloso we made our way to Chipotle. As soon as we walked in we immediately noticed that there wasn’t a huge line of people waiting for their food. We were able to just walk right up and order. After easily finding a seat near the window, we could already tell that the environment was much lighter and seemed more friendly. The tacos that we purchased were slightly more expensive, but totally worth the price. The meat was more flavorful and even though we were full from Chiloso, we were left desiring more.
After eating at both restaurants we came to a tough decision. In almost every movie, it’s the underdog that wins the fight and the battle between Chiloso and Chipotle was no different. In a stunning blowout victory, Chipotle won the fight with a three out four voting from the food bowl reporters and will be moving on to the next round in the first annual Food Bowl. Nothing against Chiloso, it will forever have a place in our hearts, but if you want more bang for your buck, Chipotle is the place to go.
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