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What to Know About Chipotle Burritos

Burritos are one of the most popular menu items at Chipotle, and for a good reason. They’re delicious fresh, and you can customize them to your liking.

Key Takeaways

  • Chipotle has seven burritos, including chicken, steak, barbacoa, carnitas, sofritas, veggie, and limited-time chorizo.
  • Each burrito at Chipotle can be customized with rice, beans, and toppings.
  • Chipotle burritos range from 320 to 880+ calories depending on toppings and cost around $7.60 to $11.95 per burrito.  

In this article, we’ll take a look at the ingredients, calories, and prices of Chipotle’s burritos, as well as break down their customization options.

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What Burritos Does Chipotle Have?

There are currently seven burritos on the Chipotle menu. All of them are customizable with different choices for rice, beans, and toppings. The plant-based chorizo burrito is only available for a limited time.

Chipotle categorizes their burritos based on which protein they include.

Chipotle also gives you the option to split your protein half and half with a second protein.

For example, you can create a burrito with half a portion of chicken and half a steak.

However, proteins cannot be halved with a veggie burrito.

Regardless of which protein you choose, you can customize your burrito by adding:

  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa
  • Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa
  • Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Fajita Veggies
  • Cheese
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Queso Blanco
  • Double Wrap with a Second Tortilla

Let’s take a closer look at each Chipotle burrito below.

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1. Chicken

The Chicken burrito is consistently one of the most popular burritos at Chipotle.

Chipotle’s chicken is marinated overnight in a smoky chipotle adobo marinade and then grilled until it’s perfectly charred and served on a flour tortilla.

Chipotle only sources responsibly raised chickens. They are fed a 100% vegetarian diet and are not given antibiotics.

By 2024 Chipotle plans to only source chickens raised in accordance with the new requirements of the Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP) standards.

The other nutritional values of a chicken burrito with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 500
  • Total Fat: 16g
  • Calories from Fat: 140
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 910mg

The chicken burrito contains sulfites and common allergen gluten.

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2. Steak

To create their steak burrito, Chipotle first cooks their beef sous vide.

This cooking method ensures tenderness by heating the beef at a low temperature for a long time.

The beef is then marinated overnight in Chipotle’s smoky chipotle pepper adobo marinade.

After that, the steak is finished on the grill, charred on the outside, and cooked to medium-rare. Finally, it is served on a flour tortilla.

Chipotle only uses responsibly raised beef.

The cuts of beef used for Chipotle’s steak burrito include bottom rounds, top rounds, the eye of round, inside rounds, outside rounds, sirloin, knuckleball tip, and sirloin top.

The other nutritional values of a steak burrito with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 470
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Calories from Fat: 140
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 930mg

The steak burrito contains sulfites and common allergen gluten.

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3. Barbacoa

Just like with the steak, Chipotle first cooks their barbacoa beef sous vide to ensure tenderness.

The beef is then marinated overnight in Chipotle’s smoky chipotle pepper adobo marinade.

Aromatic spices such as bay leaves, cloves, and oregano are added, and the beef is slowly braised at a low temperature.

This braised beef is then shredded by hand to create Chipotle’s barbacoa and served on a flour tortilla.

Chipotle’s barbacoa is mainly made from beef shoulder, which has enough fat that the meat stays moist during the long braising process.

The other nutritional values of a barbacoa burrito with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 490
  • Total Fat: 16g
  • Calories from Fat: 140
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbohydrates: 52g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1130mg

The barbacoa burrito contains sulfites and common allergen gluten.

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4. Carnitas

Chipotle’s carnitas starts with responsibly raised pork seasoned with a blend of aromatic spices and herbs, including thyme, ground bay leaf, crushed juniper berries, salt, and black pepper.

The pork is then slowly braised and shredded by hand and served on a flour tortilla.

The other nutritional values of a carnitas burrito with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 530
  • Total Fat: 21g
  • Calories from Fat: 200
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1050mg

The carnitas burrito contains sulfites and common allergen gluten.

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5. Sofritas

Chipotle’s sofritas is a popular option that is both vegan and vegetarian.

It is made from non-GMO tofu shredded and then braised with bell pepper, poblano pepper, roasted tomato, tomato paste, oregano, and red wine vinegar.

It is served on a flour tortilla and is a smoky, spicy, tangy alternative to meat for anyone looking for more plant-based options.

The other nutritional values of a sofritas burrito with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 470
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Calories from Fat: 160
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 1160mg

The sofritas burrito contains sulfites and common allergens soy and gluten.

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6. Veggie

The veggie burrito at Chipotle is essentially a toppings burrito.

You start with a flour tortilla and add as many toppings from the list below as you choose.

Unlike other burritos, Chipotle does not charge extra for guacamole on a veggie burrito.

The other nutritional values of a veggie burrito with nothing else on it (essentially the nutritional values of the tortilla) are:

  • Calories: 320
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 600mg

The flour tortilla used for the veggie burrito contains sulfites and common allergen gluten.

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7. Plant-Based Chorizo (Limited Time)

The plant-based chorizo at Chipotle is only available for a limited time.

It’s a certified vegan option made from pea protein flavored with chipotle peppers, crushed garlic, tomato paste, Spanish smoked paprika, and extra virgin olive oil.

The other nutritional values of a plant-based chorizo burrito with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 540
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Calories from Fat: 160
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 66g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 1290mg

The plant-based chorizo burrito contains sulfites and common allergen gluten.

How Many Calories Are in a Chipotle Burrito?

The calories in Chipotle burritos range from 320- 540 for the burrito only and 660- 880 for a burrito with rice and beans added. The lowest-calorie burrito at Chipotle is the veggie burrito, and the highest-calorie burrito is the plant-based chorizo.

The table below lists the calories of each Chipotle burrito with no toppings and with rice and beans added.

Chipotle BurritosCalories (Burrito Only)Calories (With Rice and Beans)
Chicken500840
Steak470810
Barbacoa490830
Carnitas530870
Sofritas470810
Veggie320660
Plant-Based Chorizo540880
Chipotle Burritos Calories

The chicken burrito is 500 calories for just the meat and tortilla. A chicken burrito with rice and beans is 840 calories.

Chipotle’s steak burrito is the lowest-calorie option for a meat burrito. The steak burrito is 470 calories for just the burrito, and it has 810 calories with rice and beans.

Chipotle’s barbacoa burrito is 490 calories for just the meat and tortilla. A barbacoa burrito with rice and beans is 830 calories.

If you’re looking for a lower-calorie beef burrito, the steak burrito is 20 calories less than the barbacoa burrito.

The Carnitas burrito is the highest-calorie option for meat on a burrito. It is 530 calories for just the burrito.

A carnitas burrito with rice and beans is 870 calories.

The sofritas burrito is 470 calories and is tied with the steak burrito for the lowest calorie option other than the veggie burrito.

The sofritas burrito with rice and beans is 810 calories.

Chipotle’s veggie burrito is 320 calories for just the burrito, but that’s just for a plain tortilla since the veggie burrito is essentially just a burrito made of toppings.

A veggie burrito made with rice and beans in a tortilla is 660 calories.

Veggie burritos come with free guacamole, which will add 230 calories to your burrito.

The plant-based chorizo burrito is the highest-calorie burrito Chipotle offers. It is 540 calories for just the burrito.

A plant-based chorizo burrito with rice and beans is 880 calories.

To reduce the calories of your burrito, you can ask for your burrito to be made light on the rice and beans or with half of your protein of choice and half of a lower-calorie protein option, such as half carnitas and half sofritas.

Note that you cannot split a protein half and half with a veggie burrito.

Adding toppings to your burrito will also increase the calories.

Below is the list of available burrito toppings at Chipotle with calories:

  • Guacamole – 230 calories
  • Fresh Tomato – 25 calories
  • Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa – 80 calories
  • Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa – 15 calories
  • Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa – 30 calories
  • Sour Cream – 110 calories
  • Fajita Veggies – 20 calories
  • Cheese – 110 calories
  • Romaine Lettuce – 5 calories
  • Queso Blanco – 120 calories

How Much Are Chipotle Burritos?

The prices of Chipotle burritos typically range from $7.60 to $11.95, depending on location. Adding toppings, such as guacamole or queso, or sides such as chips and salsa to your order will increase the prices.

Adding guacamole to your burrito will cost an additional $2.30 to $2.85, and adding queso will increase the price by $1.30 to $1.70.

The only exception is the veggie burrito.

Guacamole is free with the veggie burrito; however, queso still costs an additional $1.30 to $1.70.

Check the website of your local Chipotle to find the most accurate prices in your area.

Here’s a quick rundown of typical burrito prices at Chipotle:

  • The chicken burrito is one of the cheapest burritos at Chipotle and costs around $7.60 to $10.30.
  • The steak burrito is one of Chipotle’s most expensive burritos and costs $8.95 to $11.95.
  • Chipotle’s barbacoa burrito costs the same as a steak burrito and is tied for the most expensive. It ranges from $8.95 to $11.95.
  • The carnitas burrito costs around $8.10 to $10.80.
  • The sofritas burrito is another one of the cheapest options and costs $7.60 to $10.30.
  • The veggie burrito costs the same as the chicken or sofritas burrito, at $7.60 to $10.30.
  • The plant-based chorizo burrito costs around $8.60 to $11.30.

When you order online, Chipotle gives you the option to add several items at checkout.

A side of chips will cost an additional $1.55 to $1.70. Chips with guacamole range from $3.85 to $4.90 in price.

A bottle of Mexican Coke will cost an additional $3 to $3.45. Other optional add-ons include chips and salsa, which will cost $2.05 to $2.80 extra, and chips with queso, which cost around $3.85 to $4.90.

The chart below lists the range of prices for each burrito and some popular combinations.

Chipotle BurritosPrice (Burrito Only)Price (Burrito with Guac)Price (Burrito with Side Chips & Guac)Price (Burrito with Mexican Coke)
Chicken$7.60 – $10.30$9.90 – $13.35$11.45 – $15.20$10.60 – $13.75
Steak$8.95 – $11.95$11.25 – $14.50$12.80 – $16.55$11.95 – $15.10
Barbacoa$8.95 – $11.95$11.25 – $14.40$12.80 – $16.55$11.95 – $15.10
Carnitas$8.10 – $10.80$10.40 – $13.65$11.95 – $15.70$11.10 – $14.25
Sofritas$7.60 – $10.30$9.90 – $13.35$11.45 – $15.20$10.60 – $13.75
Veggie$7.60 – $10.30$7.60 – $10.30$11.45 – $15.20$10.60 – $13.75
Plant-Based Chorizo$8.60 – $11.30$10.90 – $14.15$12.45 – $16.20$11.60 – $14.75
Chipotle Burritos Prices

How to Get a Free Burrito at Chipotle

The best way to score a free burrito at Chipotle is to sign up for their email list and join their rewards program. Chipotle sends out promo codes and information on promotional events via their email list.

With Chipotle’s rewards program, you’ll automatically accrue points towards a free burrito.

The Chipotle rewards program awards you ten points for every dollar you spend at a Chipotle restaurant or ordering through the Chipotle app.

Once you bank 1400 points, you can trade them in for a free burrito!

The rewards program is free to join, and you will automatically be enrolled and start accumulating points when you log on to the Chipotle app.

Chipotle holds seasonal promotions, such as their National Burrito Day event or Boorito Halloween event.

Participation rules change year to year, but Chipotle will often give away free burritos as prizes for games or contests.

The Boorito costume contest has been a Chipotle mainstay since the year 2000.

The best way to find out about these events is to sign up for Chipotle’s email list.

To sign up for Chipotle’s email address, click on “News and Events” at the bottom of the Chipotle home screen.

Then select the “Subscribe” option and enter your information to sign up.

You can also go directly to newsroom.chipotle.com/alerts to sign up.

Chipotle also shares information on upcoming events and promotions on its social media.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated.

Can You Order Chipotle Burritos Online?

You can order Chipotle burritos online for pickup or delivery through their website or mobile app. You can also order Chipotle delivery through third-party apps such as GrubHub, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates.

Chipotle burritos can be ordered online through their website or mobile app.

Create an account and enter your address or select your local Chipotle restaurant to begin ordering.

When ordering delivery from Chipotle, burritos will cost 10-15% more than ordering for pickup.

There is a $10 minimum for delivery, and Chipotle charges a 10% service charge.

Chipotle burritos can also be ordered online for delivery through Uber Eats, GrubHub, Postmates, and DoorDash.

The 10-15% price increase for delivery still applies when ordering Chipotle burritos through a third-party app.

Third-party apps also charge service fees, ranging from 10-15%.

What Is the Best Burrito at Chipotle?

The best burrito at Chipotle is the barbacoa burrito. It’s cooked using a three-step process that ensures maximum flavor and tenderness. It’s one of the most expensive burritos Chipotle offers but is worth the extra cost.

Chipotle’s barbacoa beef is cooked sous vide, marinated, then braised for the ultimate flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

It’s smoky, spicy, savory, and extremely tender.

The barbacoa burrito is one of the most expensive burritos at Chipotle, but it’s well worth the price.

It generally only costs a dollar or two more than the other burritos.

Conclusion

Chipotle offers seven burrito options, and all are seemingly endlessly customizable. All of the burritos start with a flour tortilla and your choice of protein (or no protein, if you choose a veggie burrito.)

You can then customize your burrito from Chipotle’s extensive list of rice, beans, and topping options. So no matter what you’re in the mood for, Chipotle will have the perfect burrito for you!

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Last Updated: May 30, 2022

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