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Here’s What You Need to Know About Chipotle Quesadillas

Chipotle’s quesadillas used to be a secret menu item that only those in the know would order. However, they are now available at all Chipotle restaurants with one caveat — they have to be ordered online.

Key Takeaways

  • Chipotle has eight quesadillas, including pollo asado, chicken, steak, barbacoa, carnitas, sofritas, fajita veggies, and cheese.
  • You can only order quesadillas online at Chipotle for pickup or delivery.
  • Chipotle quesadillas range from 650 to 860+ calories and cost around $8.35 to $12.65 each.

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Chipotle quesadillas, including what they’re made of, calories, prices, customization options, and more!

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What Quesadillas Does Chipotle Have?

Chipotle offers eight different quesadillas; however, Chipotle quesadillas are only available online and can be ordered for delivery or pickup.

Every quesadilla at Chipotle comes with a choice of three sides.

All three sides are included in the price, except queso blanco and guacamole, which may cost extra.

Guacamole is free with either the fajita veggie or cheese quesadillas.

You can add any of the following sides to your quesadilla order at Chipotle:

  • Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa
  • Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa
  • Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Guacamole
  • Queso Blanco

Let’s take an in-depth look at each Chipotle quesadilla below.

1. Pollo Asado

Chipotle’s pollo asado quesadilla is made with responsibly raised chicken seasoned with a blend of spices, including garlic and guajillo peppers, and seared on the plancha.

The chicken is then tossed with a bright, cilantro-lime marinade.

The pollo asado chicken is pressed between a folded flour tortilla along with Monterey Jack cheese and cut into triangles.

The nutritional values of a pollo asado quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 860
  • Total Fat: 45g
  • Calories from Fat: 390
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 48g
  • Carbohydrates: 56g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1910mg

2. Chicken

Chicken is Chipotle’s most popular protein. Responsibly raised chicken is marinated in a smoky chipotle adobo marinade and then grilled.

It’s then pressed between a folded flour tortilla along with melty Monterey Jack cheese to create a chicken quesadilla.

The nutritional values of a chicken quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 830
  • Total Fat: 40g
  • Calories from Fat: 350
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 58g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1480mg

3. Steak

Chipotle’s steak quesadilla starts with responsibly raised beef cooked sous vide and then marinated overnight in a smoky chipotle adobo marinade.

The steak is then grilled to medium-rare and pressed between a folded flour tortilla along with Monterey Jack cheese.

The nutritional values of a steak quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 800
  • Total Fat: 39g
  • Calories from Fat: 350
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 47g
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1500mg

4. Barbacoa

Just like the steak, Chipotle’s barbacoa starts with responsibly raised beef that’s been cooked sous vide and then marinated overnight.

The beef is then slowly braised with spices like oregano, cloves, and bay leaves and then hand-shredded.

The hand-shredded beef is then pressed between a folded flour tortilla along with Monterey Jack cheese to create a Chipotle barbacoa quesadilla.

The nutritional values of a barbacoa quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 820
  • Total Fat: 40g
  • Calories from Fat: 350
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 50g
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1700mg

5. Carnitas

The carnitas quesadilla is made with responsibly raised pork seasoned with crushed juniper berries, thyme, ground bay leaves, salt, and black pepper.

The pork is slowly braised and hand-shredded before being pressed between a folded flour tortilla with melty Monterey Jack cheese.

The nutritional values of a carnitas quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 860
  • Total Fat: 45g
  • Calories from Fat: 410
  • Saturated Fat: 23g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 49g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1620mg

6. Sofritas

Sofritas is Chipotle’s vegetarian/vegan protein. It is made from shredded non-GMO tofu braised with bell peppers, poblano peppers, tomato paste, roasted tomato, red wine vinegar, and oregano.

To make a sofritas quesadilla, Monterey Jack cheese and sofritas are pressed between a folded flour tortilla until the cheese has melted.

The nutritional values of a sofritas quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 800
  • Total Fat: 43g
  • Calories from Fat: 370
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbohydrates: 62g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 1730mg

7. Fajita Veggies

Chipotle’s fajita veggies are made up of sliced bell pepper and onion tossed with a bit of oregano and salt and then sauteed with sunflower oil.

For a fajita veggie quesadilla, the veggies are pressed between a folded flour tortilla and Monterey Jack cheese.

The nutritional values of a fajita veggie quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 670
  • Total Fat: 33g
  • Calories from Fat: 290
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 1320mg

8. Cheese

Chipotle’s cheese quesadilla is the simplest quesadilla they offer.

It’s made up of melty Monterey Jack cheese sandwiched between a folded flour tortilla and pressed using a custom oven.

The nutritional values of a cheese quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 650
  • Total Fat: 33g
  • Calories from Fat: 290
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1170mg

How Many Calories Are in a Chipotle Quesadilla?

The calories in a Chipotle quesadilla range from 650 to 860. Adding sides or add-ons to a quesadilla will increase its calories.

The lowest calorie quesadilla at Chipotle is the cheese quesadilla, and the highest calorie quesadillas are the pollo asado and carnitas.

The table below lists the calories of each Chipotle quesadilla with no sides:

Chipotle QuesadillaCalories (Quesadilla Only)
Pollo Asado860
Chicken830
Steak800
Barbacoa820
Carnitas860
Sofritas800
Fajita Veggie670
Cheese650
Chipotle Quesadilla Calories

The pollo asado quesadilla is one of the highest-calorie quesadillas at Chipotle, with 860 calories for the quesadilla alone.

If you’re looking for a lower-calorie chicken option, the chicken quesadilla is 30 calories less than the pollo asado quesadilla.

Chipotle’s chicken quesadilla is 830 calories, and it’s the lowest-calorie chicken option that Chipotle offers.

Chipotle’s steak quesadilla is their lowest-calorie meat quesadilla. It is 800 calories for the quesadilla alone.

It’s tied with the sofritas for the lowest calorie protein quesadilla.

The barbacoa quesadilla is 820 calories. If you want a lower-calorie beef quesadilla, the steak quesadilla has 20 fewer calories than the barbacoa quesadilla.

Chipotle’s carnitas quesadilla is tied with the pollo asado quesadilla for the highest calorie quesadilla they offer. It is 860 calories.

Chipotle’s sofritas quesadilla is one of the lowest-calorie quesadillas they offer but the highest-calorie vegetarian quesadilla. It is 800 calories.

The fajita veggie quesadilla is lower in calories than any protein quesadillas. It is 670 calories.

Finally, Chipotle’s cheese quesadilla is their lowest calorie quesadilla with only 650 calories.

Keep in mind that adding sides or add-ons will increase the calories.

Below are the available add-ons and their calories:

  • Fresh Tomato Salsa – 25 calories
  • Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa – 80 calories
  • Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa – 15 calories
  • Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa – 30 calories
  • Sour Cream – 110 calories
  • White Rice – 210 calories
  • Brown Rice – 210 calories
  • Black Beans – 130 calories
  • Pinto Beans – 130 calories
  • Guacamole – 230 calories
  • Queso Blanco – 240 calories

It’s also worth noting that all quesadillas at Chipotle contain gluten and dairy.

How Much Do Chipotle Quesadillas Cost?

The price of Chipotle quesadillas ranges from $8.35 to $12.65. Chipotle’s quesadillas come with three sides included, but guacamole and queso blanco may cost extra.

The table below lists the approximate cost of quesadillas at Chipotle with and without guacamole.

Chipotle QuesadillaPrice (Quesadilla Only)Price (Quesadilla with Guac)
Pollo Asado$9.00 – $11.70$11.35 – $14.60
Chicken$8.35 – $11.05$10.70 – $13.95
Steak$9.95 – $12.65$12.30 – $15.55
Barbacoa$9.95 – $12.65$12.30 – $15.55
Carnitas$9.00 – $11.70$11.35 – $14.60
Sofritas$8.35 – $11.05$10.70 – $13.95
Fajita Veggies$8.35 – $11.05$8.35 – $11.05
Cheese$8.35 – $11.05$8.35 – $11.05
Chipotle Quesadilla Prices

Because most Chipotle restaurants are franchise-owned, prices may vary from one location to another.

Check with your local Chipotle to find the most accurate prices near you.

Chipotle’s pollo asado quesadilla costs around $9.00 to $11.70, depending on location. With guacamole, it costs $11.35 to $14.60.

The chicken quesadilla is one of Chipotle’s cheapest quesadillas costing $8.35 to $11.05 for the quesadilla alone and $10.70 to $13.95 with guacamole.

Chipotle’s steak quesadilla is one of their most expensive quesadillas.

It costs $9.95 to $11.05 for a steak quesadilla and $12.30 to $15.55 for a steak quesadilla with guacamole

Chipotle’s barbacoa quesadilla is their other most expensive quesadilla, along with the steak.

It costs $9.95 to $11.05 for a barbacoa quesadilla, and $12.30 to $15.55 for a barbacoa quesadilla with guacamole.

The carnitas quesadilla costs around $9.00 to $11.70 for the quesadilla alone, depending on the location.

It costs $11.35 to $14.60 for a carnitas quesadilla with guacamole.

The sofritas quesadilla is another of the cheapest quesadillas at Chipotle, costing $8.35 to $11.05 for the quesadilla alone and $10.70 to $13.95 with guacamole.

The fajitas veggie quesadilla is also one of the least expensive Chipotle quesadillas, especially since guacamole is included in the price.

It costs $8.35 to $11.05 for a veggie quesadilla with or without guacamole.

Lastly, Chipotle’s cheese quesadilla is also in the least-expensive category. Just like the fajita veggie quesadilla, guacamole is free with a cheese quesadilla.

It costs around $8.35 to $11.05 for a cheese quesadilla with or without guacamole.

Adding guacamole to your quesadilla will cost you an extra $2.35 to $2.90 (unless you order the fajita veggie or cheese quesadilla.)

Adding queso blanco to your quesadilla will cost $2.35 to $2.90 extra, regardless of which quesadilla you order.

How Big Are Chipotle Quesadillas?

Chipotle’s quesadillas are made from a single flour tortilla folded and filled with some cheese and one portion of protein. They are not as large as a burrito or bowl, but they come with three sides of your choice.

To increase the size of your meal and make it more filling, add on filling sides such as rice and beans rather than dipping sauces for your quesadilla.

It’s worth noting that while Chipotle’s quesadillas are considerably smaller than their burritos and bowls, they are slightly more expensive.

Can I Order a Quesadilla at Chipotle in Person?

Chipotle’s quesadillas are available for online ordering only and cannot be ordered in person.

Quesadillas can be ordered for delivery or pickup through Chipotle’s app or website or for delivery via a third-party delivery app.

Because Chipotle quesadillas take longer to prepare than other menu items, they’re only available to order online.

They take some extra time to press and melt the cheese, which could hold up the line in a busy Chipotle.

Some restaurants may make them for you in person if you ask, but there’s no guarantee.

Your best bet is to order a quesadilla online in advance for pickup if you’d like to enjoy one in the restaurant.

Chipotle’s quesadillas can be ordered online for pickup or delivery through Chipotle’s website or app.

They can also be ordered for delivery via third-party delivery apps such as GrubHub, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates.

What Kind of Cheese Does Chipotle Use for Quesadillas?

Chipotle uses the same Monterey Jack cheese for their quesadillas that they use in their burritos and on their bowls.

The cheese is pressed in a flour tortilla using a custom oven which allows Chipotle to make quesadillas quickly while melting the cheese perfectly.

Chipotle’s Monterey Jack cheese is made from milk, cheese cultures, and vegetable rennet.

The use of vegetable rennet (rather than animal rennet) makes Chipotle’s cheese suitable for vegetarians (but not vegans.)

What Is the Best Quesadilla at Chipotle?

The best quesadilla at Chipotle is a steak quesadilla with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole on the side.

Chipotle’s steak is their lowest-calorie meat option, and the charred flavor is perfect in a quesadilla.

The steak quesadilla is one of the most expensive quesadillas you can buy at Chipotle, but it’s worth the price.

If you’re feeling particularly hungry, swap out one or two sides for rice or beans.

They’ll keep you fuller longer than salsa or sour cream will.

If you’re wondering how Chipotle’s quesadillas stack up against each other, read our article that ranks them from worst to best.

Conclusion

Chipotle has eight different quesadilla options available through online ordering only. Each quesadilla starts with melted Monterey Jack cheese, and your choice of protein pressed in a folded flour tortilla.

While they’re not the most filling item on Chipotle’s menu, they come with three sides included, and selecting substantial sides can make a quesadilla meal more filling.

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Last Updated: April 22, 2022

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