|Exhibit A - Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowl|
|Exhibit B - Moe's Chicken Nachos|
So right away you can see something that Moe's has in its favor - queso. Chipotle does not have queso (at least not as far as I know) and I love me some queso. It was pretty good, flavorful without being too spicy - I have an extremely low spice tolerance. Another plus at Moe's was the magical soda machine. You may or may not have seen one of these before - basically it has about a million different beverages with a million different flavoring options. I got lime coke because I am pretty boring, but I could have gotten any crazy thing I dreamed up. I have been obsessed with these soda machines ever since I first saw one at Firehouse Subs last month, so that's a pretty big draw for me.
However, they only had brown rice from what I could see. The chicken was fine, but a little bland for my taste (which is saying something because I love bland things). The chicken at Chipotle is so amazing and flavorful, so this was a pretty big letdown. Also, I know it is a minor complaint, but the cheese was a little thinner and stringier than I would have liked. I like my cheese to be bold. They did have a much larger menu, which was nice (if a little overwhelming at first). Moe's has a lot more toppings and salsas to put on your food. Unfortunately I hate almost every topping and I am not a big fan of most salsa, so this was lost on me. I'm sure it's great for people who like flavors, though. The free chips were a nice touch too. We may have abused this privilege a bit.
So what's my overall opinion? If I want a basic, delicious rice bowl or burrito, I'll go to Chipotle. If I'm looking for quesadillas or nachos or fajita (and a choose your own flavor beverage), I'll go to Moe's.