My all time favorite place to eat when I'm hungry, feeling nostalgic, and am in need of comfort has been Chipotle. It's no secret that I have a thing for food that takes little to no work on my part. Back when I lived in the middle of nowhere with very few food options I always looked forward to traveling to The Cities for a good meal that was made to order and mobile. There was one restaurant that would always make my trip worth it.
So to the Nicollet Mall Chipotle I have to give you a huge shout out for always taking care of me! Of all the places to visit in Downtown Minneapolis I have found that this venue has always been able to meet my needs, I think it's safe to say that I'm addicted in a good way.
The location is conveniently located right on Nicollet Mall near major bus lines. (Well as near as they can get considering the 2 year construction project.) This location has both indoor seating and outdoor patio seating available. My one gripe about the outdoor patio seating is that Downtown Minneapolis Birds think they run that strip which hosts tables and chairs for patrons. So thanks for nothing to all of those humans that keep feeding those birds that have gotten so bold they will join you at your table as you eat.
Another observation that I have made about the main dining areas are that the tables are not always the cleanest and the line can be super long during the lunch rush. But I have yet to go into the Downtown Chipotle and not receive a smile from each employee I've encountered. I appreciate service with a smile, which makes me a repeat customer and consistent tipper. No matter how many people are on shift I try to leave a dollar for each person or two bucks if there are four or less working that shift. Those folks work really hard and have to deal with some extremely difficult people. Though, I am on a tight budget, I do what I can. I encourage you to do the same!