Chipotle Mexican Grill at 123 Front Street W. + a CONTEST!

3 Feb

One of my favourite restaurants from the U.S. is Chipotle and I was thrilled when they brought the chain to Toronto a few years ago. The great news is that they recently opened their third restaurant at 123 Front Street West! It’s just down the street from Union Station and the location is perfect for quick dinner before a game at the Air Canada Centre or Rogers Centre.

If you’ve never been to Chipotle, they specialize in burritos, tacos and other fresh Mexican goodies. It’s a great place to grab a quick bite and unlike most other fast food chains, they have some tasty options for vegetarians (yay!). Since it had been awhile since my last Chipotle experience, I knew that I had to start off with their famous chips and medium salsa (sadly, I’m allergic to avocados and can’t have guacamole – yes, I know this is a tragic!). Their salsa has such a great, fresh and lively flavour that it’s pretty addictive (if it weren’t for my dining companion Andrea, I would’ve eaten it all up with a spoon!).

Usually when I visit Chipotle, I’m all about the burritos but after having a late lunch, I wasn’t hungry enough to do justice to one. Andrea suggested that I try a Burrito Bowl, which really is a burrito without the wrapper. There are a number of great vegetarian ingredients available at Chipotle, so I loaded them into my Burrito Bowl. I added some of my favourite ingredients including the vegetarian black beans and chili-corn salsa. Since my last visit, they added a new cilantro-lime rice made with brown rice, which was really tasty. Lastly, I added some fajita vegetables, sour cream and lettuce and I was all set. It was delish!

All of the ingredients are FRESH and the staff (who are amazing by the way!) will be the first to tell you that don’t freeze anything. Visit to learn more about the company and check out the menu.

Now, here comes the fun part… 

CONTEST – Win dinner for two at Chipotle (2 dinners to give away!)

My friends at Chipotle have given me two sets of Burrito Bucks to give away! The Burrito Bucks can be used at any Chipotle restaurant in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) until Tuesday February 28 – so yes, this will be a quick contest!

There are 2 ways to enter:

OPTION #1 – If you’re on Twitter – Tweet the following message:

@savvari I want to win dinner for two at Chipotle! #ChipotleTO

OPTION #2 – If you’re not on Twitter, leave a comment on this blog post and tell me what you would order at Chipotle with your Burrito Bucks. You can check out the Chipotle menu here at– yum!

 Contest closes on Tuesday February 7 at 12 pm EST, so get your entries in quickly!


-You can only enter once per day.

-You MUST be from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) to win.

-The Burrito Bucks are only valid at the following locations in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area):

  • 123 Front Street West,Toronto(near Union Station)
  • 323 Yonge Street (Yonge and Dundas)
  • 2323 Yonge Street (Yonge and Eglinton)

These Burrito Bucks expire on Tuesday February 28, so if you win, you will have to use them quickly!

Good luck!



Congrats to @iamvickytam and @anumhashim for winning the #ChipotleTO contest! Your Burrito Bucks are going in the mail tonight!



12 Responses to “Chipotle Mexican Grill at 123 Front Street W. + a CONTEST!”

  1. Jay February 3, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    I would order a Vegetarian Burrito with my Burrito Bucks. The picture of the burrito on the menu at the Chipotle website looks ravishingly delicious!

  2. Sheila Kuchibhatla February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    veggie burrito bowl, rice, black beans, peppers and onions (extra please), cheese, sour cream, corn salsa and mild. oh ya!!!! so so so so so good.

  3. Denise February 4, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Hey Sandy,
    I would order some soft tacos and some chips and salsa.

  4. Michelle D'Souza February 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Ohhh, I LOVE Mexican food!! I have been wanting to try out this restaurant, as I’ve heard such good things about it. I would order the burrito and definitely some chips & guac!!

  5. Juste Songailaite February 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    I WOULD BUY EVERYTHING lol! I love guac and salsa but lets be honest we need to go all out with some chicken burritos 😉 and & might share, MIGHT! lol To be honest never knew they were in Canada, always ate one burrito a day when i went to visit my Auntie in Chicago! Anyways PICK ME…because I want to be reunited with some MEXICAN flavor! Gracias!

  6. Onil February 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Veggie burrito! Or barbacoa if I’m weak willed.

  7. Milk & Eggs February 5, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Thanks everyone for entering so far! The response on Twitter has been wonderful as well! Don’t forget, you can enter once per day. Good luck!

  8. Crystal February 5, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Barbacoa soft tacos! And maybe a margarita 😉

  9. Darrin February 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    I generally switch it up depending on my mood. but as of right now, I would get the Carnitas burrito with the works. Great review. Thanks for the contest.

  10. Margaret Imecs (@margaretimecs) February 6, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    I would love to try your Burritos – follow and tweeted as @margaretimecs

  11. momwhoruns February 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    Im a huge fan too. Nothing not to like at this fantastic restaurant.

    • Tom February 17, 2012 at 9:20 am #

      I’ve never heard of Chipotle before I read this, I went and tried their burritos and they were amazing!

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