Freebirds World Burrito opened last week. I stopped by as a service to you all. As the name hints, they sell burritos. The comparisons to Chipotle are unavoidable here (even though Freebirds opened a few years before Chipotle), just like the Qdoba that occupied the location before it. Cattle drive service line. Check. Sneeze guard. Check. Cilantro Lime Rice. Check. Sour cream from a caulking gun? Oh wait that’s just Freebirds.
I took one for the team and ordered the Super Monster Burrito. This is comprised of not one, but two tortillas. It’s over 12 inches long, 4 inches thick, and checks in at about 1900 calories.
Freebirds gives you four tortilla options; Cayenne, Wheat, Spinach, and Flour. I went with Cayenne. In addition to the cilantro lime rice they also offer spanish, which I selected. It was decent.
Meats are comprised of steak, chicken and carnitas. I ordered the carnitas which was moist but way too salty. The steam was gray and the chicken looked pure white. I’m not sure what they actually do to the chicken but just by looking at it I’d give the edge to Chipotle on that.
Everything else on the burrito was just ok. The roasted salsa was fine, as were the pinto beans. This is just another place to grab lunch or a quick dinner that isn’t a fast food pink slime burger. Like Chipotle though, and my dad would agree with me, the food was barely warm. That’s really gross. Do yourself a favor and go to Don Pepe or your favorite local taqueria.
BTW- I didn’t finish this monster. Not hardly. It can easily feed three people and only cost about $13 bucks.