Chipotle Mexican Grill 13953 Cedar Road, South Euclid; 7707 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma; 6901 Rockside Road, Independence; 15029 Pearl Road, Strongsville; 2783 Euclid Heights Boulevard, Cleveland Heights; 429 East Main Street, Kent; 6717 Eastgate Drive, Mayfield Heights.
They're big, they're buff, they're spicy. They are the two-fisted superburritos at Chipotle's, a Denver-based "quick serve" restaurant with a gourmet twist. Despite the chain's phenomenal national growth over the past few years, ingredients and preparation techniques remain closely regulated by founder and professional chef Steve Ells, who ensures the fresh quality and robust flavor of each taco, fajita, and burrito that comes rolling down the line. As a result, this is grown-up food with spirit and energy, not soggy goods filled with artificial ingredients and stuffed into cardboard boxes. And, oh yeah, the grills hold liquor licenses, too, which means margaritas and Mexican beers -- rather than McShakes and McSodas -- are the beverages of choice.