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Chipotle Tacos: What You Need to Know Before Ordering

Tacos are not one of the most popular items at Chipotle. An order of three tacos can cost as much as a burrito or bowl but with smaller portion sizes. However, tacos are also sold individually and are a great option if you want to try something new or don’t want a large portion of food.

Key Takeaways

  • Chipotle has seven tacos, including chicken, steak, barbacoa, carnitas, sofritas, veggie, and limited-time pollo asado.
  • Each taco at Chipotle can be customized with a soft or hard taco shell, rice, beans, and toppings.
  • Chipotle tacos range from 67 to 153+ calories depending on toppings and cost around $2.75- $4.10 per taco.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Chipotle’s tacos and discuss everything you need to know before ordering them!

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What Tacos Does Chipotle Have?

There are currently seven different types of tacos at Chipotle. All of them can be customized with your choice of the taco shell, rice, beans, and toppings.

The pollo asado tacos are new and are only available for a limited time.

Chipotle’s tacos are categorized by the protein they’re made with.

Substituting a soft four tortilla for the corn tortilla on each of the tacos will add 16 calories, 2g protein, 3g carbs, and 160mg sodium, as well as subtract 3 calories from fat.

You can customize your Chipotle tacos by adding the following toppings when ordering:

  • Crispy Corn Tortilla
  • Soft Flour Tortilla
  • 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

Let’s look at each type of taco available at Chipotle below.

1. Pollo Asado (Limited Time)

Chipotle’s pollo asado is the newest addition to their menu. It’s grilled chicken made with garlic, guajillo peppers, and fresh lime.

Responsibly raised chicken is tossed in a spice blend before searing and seasoned with a bright, cilantro-lime marinade.

Pollo asado tacos can be served on a crispy corn tortilla or a soft flour tortilla.

Keep in mind pollo asado is only available for a limited time.

The nutritional values of a single pollo asado taco on a crispy corn tortilla with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 137
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 247mg

The pollo asado tacos contain sulfites and common allergen gluten when served on a soft flour tortilla but not when served on a crispy corn tortilla.

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2. Chicken

Chipotle’s chicken is their most popular protein.

Responsibly raised chicken is marinated in a smoky chipotle adobo marinade and then grilled.

Chicken tacos can be served on a crispy corn tortilla or a soft flour tortilla.

The nutritional values of a single chicken taco on a crispy corn tortilla with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 127
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Calories from Fat: 47
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 103mg

The chicken tacos contain sulfites and common allergen gluten when served on a soft flour tortilla, but not when served on a crispy corn tortilla.

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3. Steak

Chipotle cooks responsibly raised beef sous vide and then marinates it overnight in their smoky chipotle adobo marinade when creating their steak tacos.

The steak is then seared on the grill until it’s perfectly medium-rare.

Steak tacos can be served on crispy corn or soft flour tortilla.

The nutritional values of a single steak taco on a crispy corn tortilla with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 117
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Calories from Fat: 47
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 110mg

The steak tacos contain sulfites and common allergen gluten when served on a soft flour tortilla, but not when served on a crispy corn tortilla.

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4. Barbacoa

Chipotle’s barbacoa starts with responsibly raised beef cooked sous vide and then marinated overnight.

The beef is then slowly braised at a low temperature with bay leaves, cloves, oregano, and other aromatic spices.

The barbacoa beef is then shredded by hand and is served on either crispy corn or soft flour tortillas for Chipotle’s barbacoa tacos.

The nutritional values of a single barbacoa taco on a crispy corn tortilla with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 123
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Calories from Fat: 47
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 177mg

The barbacoa tacos contain sulfites and common allergen gluten when served on a soft flour tortilla but not when served on a crispy corn tortilla.

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5. Carnitas

Chipotle’s carnitas tacos are made with responsibly raised pork seasoned with ground bay leaf, crushed juniper berries, thyme, salt, and black pepper.

The pork is slowly braised at a low temperature and then shredded by hand.

Carnitas tacos come served on either crispy corn or soft flour tortillas.

The nutritional values of a single carnitas taco on a crispy corn tortilla with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 137
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Calories from Fat: 67
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 150mg

The carnitas tacos contain sulfites and common allergen gluten when served on a soft flour tortilla, but not when served on a crispy corn tortilla.

6. Sofritas

Chipotle’s sofritas are their vegan/vegetarian protein offering.

Sofritas tacos are made with shredded non-GMO tofu braised with poblano and bell peppers, roasted tomato, tomato paste, oregano, and red wine vinegar.

They come served on either crispy corn or soft flour tortilla.

The nutritional values of a single sofritas taco on a crispy corn tortilla with nothing else on it are:

  • Calories: 117
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Calories from Fat: 53
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 187mg

The sofritas tacos contain sulfites and common allergens soy and gluten when served on a soft flour tortilla.

They contain sulfates and common allergen soy when served on a crispy corn tortilla.

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7. Veggie

Chipotle’s veggie tacos are tortillas with your choice of toppings.

You can choose either a crispy corn tortilla or a soft flour tortilla and add as many toppings, rice, and beans as you’d like.

Chipotle does not charge for guacamole on their veggie tacos.

The nutritional values of a single veggie taco on a crispy corn tortilla with nothing else on it (essentially the nutritional values of the tortilla) are:

  • Calories: 67
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Calories from Fat: 27
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 0mg

The veggie tacos contain sulfites and common allergen gluten when served on a soft flour tortilla, but not when served on a crispy corn tortilla.

How Many Calories Are in Chipotle Tacos?

The calories in Chipotle tacos range from 67 to 137 for a hard-shell taco and 83 to 153 for a soft-shell taco. Adding rice and beans increases by 113 calories per taco.

The lowest calorie tacos at Chipotle are the veggie tacos, and the highest calorie tacos are the carnitas and the new Pollo Asado.

The table below lists the calories of each taco at Chipotle on both hard and soft shells with no toppings, as well as with rice and beans added.

Chipotle TacosCalories (One Hard Shell Taco Only)Calories (One Soft Shell Taco Only)Calories (Hard Shell With Rice and Beans)Calories (Soft Shell With Rice and Beans)
Pollo Asado137153250267
Chicken127143240257
Steak117133230247
Barbacoa123139236253
Carnitas137153250267
Sofritas117133230247
Veggie6783180197
Chipotle Tacos Calories

The pollo asado tacos are tied with the carnitas tacos for most calories.

They are 137 calories for a single hard shell taco and 153 calories for a single soft shell taco.

A pollo asado taco on a hard shell with rice and beans is 250 calories. A pollo asado taco on a soft shell with rice and beans is 267 calories.

Remember that you can ask for light rice and beans to decrease the calories of any taco when ordering at Chipotle.

The chicken tacos are 127 calories for a single hard shell taco and 143 calories for a single soft shell taco.

A chicken taco on a hard shell with rice and beans is 240 calories. A chicken taco on a soft shell with rice and beans is 257 calories.

Chipotle’s steak tacos are the lowest-calorie tacos containing meat.

The steak tacos are 117 calories for a single hard shell taco and 133 calories for a single soft shell taco.

A steak taco on a hard shell with rice and beans is 230 calories. A steak taco on a soft shell with rice and beans is 247 calories.

The barbacoa tacos are 123 calories for a single hard shell taco and 139 calories for a single soft shell taco.

A barbacoa taco on a hard shell with rice and beans is 236 calories. A barbacoa taco on a soft shell with rice and beans is 253 calories.

The carnitas tacos are the highest-calorie tacos, along with the Pollo Asado.

They are 137 calories for a single hard shell taco and 153 calories for a single soft shell taco.

A carnitas taco on a hard shell with rice and beans is 250 calories. A carnitas taco on a soft shell with rice and beans is 267 calories.

Chipotle’s sofritas tacos are tied with their steak tacos for the lowest-calorie option other than the veggie tacos.

The sofritas are 117 calories for a single hard shell taco and 133 calories for a single soft shell taco.

A sofritas taco on a hard shell with rice and beans is 230 calories. A sofritas taco on a soft shell with rice and beans is 247 calories.

Chipotle’s veggie tacos are 67 calories for a single hard shell tortilla and 83 calories for a single soft shell tortilla, but that’s just for the plain tortillas since the veggie tacos are just tacos shells with toppings on them.

A hard shell veggie taco made with rice and beans is 180 calories, and a soft shell veggie taco made with rice and beans is 197 calories.

Veggie tacos come with free guacamole, which will add 77 calories to your taco.

Below are the available toppings at Chipotle that you can add to your taco and their calories:

  • Guacamole adds 77 calories
  • Fresh Tomato Salsa adds 8 calories
  • Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa adds 27 calories
  • Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa adds 5 calories
  • Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa adds 10 calories
  • Sour Cream adds 37 calories
  • Fajita Veggies add 7 calories
  • Cheese adds 37 calories
  • Romaine Lettuce adds 2 calories
  • Queso Blanco adds 80 calories

How Much Do Tacos Cost at Chipotle?

Chipotle tacos typically cost between $2.75- $4.10 per taco, depending on location. Adding guacamole or queso can increase the price of your taco. However, if you order three tacos, you’ll receive a discount on the individual price.

Chipotle TacosPrice (Taco Only)Price (Three Tacos)
Pollo Asado$3.05 – $3.85$8.45 – $11.15
Chicken$2.75 – $3.55$7.60 – $10.30
Steak$3.30 – $4.10$8.95 – $11.65
Barbacoa$3.30 – $4.10$8.95 – $11.65
Carnitas$2.95 – $3.75$8.10 – $10.80
Sofritas$2.75 – $3.55$7.60 – $10.30
Veggie$2.75 – $3.55$7.60 – $10.30
Chipotle Tacos Prices

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

Contact your local Chipotle restaurant or check their website to find the most accurate prices in your area.

The new pollo asado taco costs $3.05 to $3.85 per taco. Ordering three pollo asado tacos will give you a discount and cost around $8.45 to $11.15.

The chicken tacos are among Chipotle’s cheapest tacos. They cost $2.75 to $3.55 per taco and $7.60 to $10.30 for three tacos.

Chipotle’s steak tacos are one of their most expensive tacos. They cost $3.30 to $4.10 per taco or $8.95 to $11.65 for three tacos.

The barbacoa tacos are tied with the steak tacos for the most expensive. Barbacoa tacos cost $3.30 to $4.10 per taco or $8.95 to $11.65 for three tacos.

Chipotle’s carnitas tacos are right in the middle in terms of price. They cost $2.95 to $3.75 per taco or $8.10 to $10.80 for three.

The sofritas tacos are tied with the chicken and veggie tacos for the least expensive. They cost $2.75 to $3.55 per taco or $7.60 to $10.30 for three.

The veggie tacos are one of Chipotle’s cheapest tacos, and they come with guac included which can save you $0.85 to $1.30 per taco. They cost $2.75 to $3.55 for one taco and $7.60 to $10.30 for three tacos.

Adding guacamole to your taco will cost an additional $0.85 to $1.30 for one taco and $2.30 to $2.85 for three tacos.

Adding queso to your taco will cost an additional $0.50 to $0.70 for one taco and $1.30 to $1.70 for three tacos.

If you’re looking to save some money, you may consider ordering a bowl with taco shells on the side and constructing your tacos yourself.

Bowls cost the same as an order of three tacos and contain the same ingredients, but the portions are considerably larger.

How Many Tacos Can You Get at Chipotle?

A standard order of tacos at Chipotle is three tacos, but they are also sold individually. You can order as many tacos as you’d like, but make sure to specify how many tacos you want at the beginning of your order.

Chipotle’s standard order of tacos is three and is priced around the same as a single burrito.

Chipotle also sells individual tacos, so it’s easy to order just one or two tacos as long as you specify how many tacos you want while you’re ordering.

When ordering Chipotle online for pickup or delivery, you will be able to select whether you want one or three tacos.

If you select “three tacos” online, they will need to be the same.

If you want to order three tacos with different meats, shells, or toppings, you will have to order them individually.

Can You Order Chipotle Tacos Online?

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

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

Create an account and select your location to begin ordering.

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

Chipotle tacos can also be ordered through GrubHub, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates.

Keep in mind that delivery fees and service charges of around 10-15% may apply.

It’s worth noting that Chipotle’s tacos will be 10-15% more expensive when you order for delivery, regardless of which app you order through.

What Are the Best Tacos at Chipotle?

The best tacos at Chipotle are the carnitas on a soft tortilla. They’re not the healthiest tacos, but they are incredibly flavorful and contain fewer calories than some other menu items, providing a good opportunity to indulge.

Chipotle’s carnitas is made with responsibly raised pork seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices and slowly braised.

The carnitas is incredibly flavorful and moist and worth a few extra calories.

Chipotle’s tacos are smaller portions and have fewer calories than other menu options, such as burritos or bowls.

This makes the tacos a perfect opportunity to indulge in something you may not usually order for fear of excess calories.

If you’re more worried about cost than calories, consider ordering a bowl with some taco shells on the side.

You’ll get the same ingredients for the same cost as an order of three tacos but a considerably larger portion.

Conclusion

Chipotle offers seven different taco options, which are entirely customizable. They come on either crispy corn or soft flour tortillas with your choice of protein, rice, beans, and toppings.

Tacos at Chipotle are sold individually or as orders of three. Tacos are not one of Chipotle’s most popular menu items, but they are a good option if you’re looking for a snack or smaller portions!

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Last Updated: June 17, 2022

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