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Chipotle Mexican Grill: A Hit in Los Gatos

Restaurant busy with customers Tuesday at lunch time.

By the looks of it on Tuesday,Gatos has been a success.

A store manager, who declined to be identified, said the new restaurant, 640 Blossom Hill Rd., has about 20 employees working in the 3,000-square-foot location.

At around noontime, it was hopping with hungry eaters.

The 40-seat capacity eatery serves beers and margaritas with meals. Its hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. It also has outdoor seating.

The food served was described by employees as Southwest Mexican, with the pinto beans cooked Mexican-style.

The chicken is marinated in adobo seasoning, they said and the barbacoa, or shredded beaf, is not typical, but the carnitas are pretty authentic.  

A girl behind the food counter worked quickly to fill a box of giant burritos for a business order and customers waited behind a clear-glass protected serving area to either order burritos, so-called burrito bowls, crispy or soft tacos, salads or chips and guacamole.

abbyj January 30, 2013 at 06:54 PM
Wonderful news. Glad to hear there's a thriving business in L.G. Now all we have to do is to figure out how to get down that ugly dome on top--the one that obscures the view of our beautiful green mountains. Anybody willing to volunteer to climb up and jackhammer it down? Time to think about the building codes of our gorgeous town. We want to keep it that way. Let's get rid of that dome. Good luck to Chipotle's!
MichaelJ January 30, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Glad to hear we have options in town. Not too crazy about Chipotle but the kids seem to like it. I need a little more flavor. But hope business continues to grow for them!!
Larry Cargnoni January 31, 2013 at 12:18 AM
good food....fairly good customer service...
Sheila Sanchez (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 01:35 AM
I like that their food seems to be cooked without so much manteca or oil. My favorite is the burrito bowl, which is all the ingredients you like in the a burrito, but without the tortilla. Buen provecho, Los Gatos!
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz January 31, 2013 at 04:41 AM
It is good food! CONGRATS!
Gabe Roberts January 31, 2013 at 05:08 AM
...any hot sauce you want, as long as it's Tabasco!
gmurray January 31, 2013 at 06:54 AM
So Glad there is a Chipotle option. Glad I can get my burrito fix in L.G.
Dan February 02, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Chipotle is great - fast food option that can Healthy and Organic minded! I am sure a lot of High School students appreciate more food options at lunch time now that Chipotle is down the road!
Dyan Chan February 04, 2013 at 07:19 PM
I greatly enjoyed my first burrito and chips & salsa at Chipotle last week. And I appreciate their philosophy about food and business.

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