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12 Chipotle Hacks to Fill You Up Every Time

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Jacqueline PaumierGuest Blogger
September 06, 2016 · 9.7k Views

Ah, Chipotle…the one habit we wouldn’t want to quit even if we could. Cramming as much as humanly possible into one giant burrito can quickly become a pricey guilty pleasure. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here we will cover some helpful chipotle hacks that will make your stomach full without leaving your wallet empty. In fact, following these simple tips can get you up to 86% more burrito without jacking up your bill. Heck, maybe you’ll even have some change left over for the extra guac.

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Bowl Beats Burrito:

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By forgoing the tortilla and choosing to do a burrito bowl instead, you get double the filling for the same price. If you are craving a real burrito, just ask for the tortilla on the side. You should get enough to fix a burrito for yourself and still have some filling leftover.


Wait until the Second Scoop:

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It may sound pretty messed up, but Chipotle employees have a tendency to give smaller scoops if they know you are asking for a double helping. Let them put the first scoop, then request the second, so there’s no way they can change the scoop size on you.

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Choose Both Beans:

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When choosing between black or pinto, choose both. There’s no “half and half” scoop measurement, so you are likely to receive double the beans without paying for the extra scoop.


Do the Same for Meat:

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The same trick works for meat. Unfortunately, you will be charged for whichever meat option is more expensive, but you will still get double the serving.


Ask for An Extra Tortilla:

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When you’re going for that loaded burrito flavor, often half of it falls out of the cracked tortilla and ends up making a mess. Talk about a waste. Ask for extra tortilla and keep all that goodness in your mouth where it belongs.



Mix it Up:

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This hack is more for your taste buds than your wallet. Ask to have your burrito fillings mixed before they wrap it, so you don’t bite into just a layer of rice or sour cream.


Get Free Guac:

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Yes, it’s possible. You can do it the “sneaky way” or the “healthy way.” The sneaky way involves going during peak hours, when the place is a madhouse, in the hopes that they forget. The healthy way is just to order a veggie burrito, bowl, or taco, in which case guacamole is free.

SEE MORE: Chipotle Is Giving Free Food and Drinks to Kids and Students All September


Order Online:

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Nothing sucks more than having a strong chipotle craving met with lines longer than Disney. Skip the line and order online, then just walk up to the register to pick up your order.


Go for Fajita Veggies:

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When pairing up those delicious grilled veggies with protein, they are always free no matter what you put them on. We call that a win.


Release Your Inner Child:

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Munchies have you craving some loaded tacos? Just order a kids nacho and you have yourself DIY nacho kit on the much cheaper side.


Better Yet, Just Ask for Taco Shells:

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Chips cost extra, but a side of hard taco shells are on the house. Just break them apart and wah lah! You have chips!


Order Off the Secret Menu:

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Yes, there’s a secret menu, and it’s pretty damn delicious. Try the Quesarito (burrito wrapped in a cheese quesadilla) or the Burritodilla (half burrito filling, half cheese) for a flavor-packed option at a reasonable price. You can find a list of current Chipotle Secret Menu items here. Though some are widely known, not all chains may produce these secret menu orders so we suggest a back up in case your order does not go through!


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Jacqueline is a modern day gypsy, who has lived in several countries and has traveled to over 20. A sucker for all things pleasing to the senses; her world revolves around food (any and all food), foreign indie films, and salsa music. The first to jump off a waterfall and the last to say no to sushi, she has been described as a bit of an “extremist”. In her perfect world, no one ever spells “cool” as “kool” and Ryan Gosling has more tattoos. She enjoys spending her free time in her New Orleans home with her Cubano guitarist husband and 1-year-old son.
ksalenSep 07, 2016
Interesting tips.

I take issue with one of them, though. The so-called "sneaky" way of getting free guacamole is called "fraud."
Please don't advocate that.

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