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“Is the food worth the crazy wait???” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Ranked #122 of 265 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Telephone number (703) 490-9746 (Fax) (703) 490-3796Hours: Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Closed most Holidays - odd for a casual dining outlet!Difficult to find parking!
Quantico, Virginia
2 reviews
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“Is the food worth the crazy wait???”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I gave the poor rating not because of the food (which is excellent), but merely because of the hassle you have to put yourself through. I honestly don't understand how people can subject themselves to it?!?!

I have eaten at this particular location about half a dozen times and finally got tired of the wait. It did not matter what time I came to eat (lunch, dinner, early dinner, weekday, weekend) I could not avoid the congestion...the line is always wrapped around the inside of the restaurant. It appears the problem seems to be due to poor layout of the small restaurant plus the high volume (next nearest Chipotle is in Manassas). I guess it is a good problem to have, but they seriously need to expand it or open up another restaurant nearby.

Be prepared to 1) wait in line for 20-30min, 2) not have a seat after ordering b/c seats are being saved by people in line (really irritating), and 3) maneuver through the sea of patrons to get anywhere (the line wraps completely around the tables so you are constanlty having to say "excuse me"). And if you are thinking about ordering online, then good luck with that...one time I saw a patron waiting in line for his online order when I entered and he was still there when I paid for my meal. Wow!

Don't get me wrong, the food is excellent like the other reviewers have stated, but I don't think they are painting the full picture for this particular location. I have been to other Chipotle restaurants and never had to deal with this headache. Some people might think the misery is worth the wait, but I certainly don't think so.

My solution? I discoverd Qdoba Mexican Grill down the street and I could not be happier! The food quality is comparible, the layout flows better, the menu is more diverse (e.g. specialty burritos, nachos, quesadillas, soups, craft 2 menu), there is 10% discount for military, the 3-cheese queso is amazing, and you practically no wait to order and you don't have to worry about waiting for a table to free up to enjoy your meal!!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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South Dakota
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“I love Chipotle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is one of my favorite fast food resturants ever. The food is always fresh and sooo good.

Visited May 2012
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Dania Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

So this is not your typical mexican restaurant. What you want to try is the burrito bowls. Rice, Meat, beans, toppings. It always makes me smile. A place that has a line out the door every day they are open is a good sign. This place is excellent. I eat their once a month

Visited March 2012
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