Before the internet, fast food secret menus were actually a secret. No one knew if the Twix Frappuccino or Poor Man’s Big Mac existed until they mustered up the courage to order it themselves. But with social media spoiling everything from Bachelor episodes to secret menus, there’s no real surprise when it comes to asking for an off-menu item. In most cases, the employee will make what you ask for and hate every second of it. And this is especially true for the Chipotle Secret Menu Quesarito. It is a pain to prepare, but boy is it worth it.
What Is The Chipotle Secret Menu Quesarito?
The Chipotle Quesarito is essentially a cheese quesadilla that envelopes a burrito, which is as gloriously delicious, intimidating, and calorie-heavy as it sounds. You can choose to stuff your Quesarito with any of the typical Chipotle ingredients – meat, beans, cheese, salsa, lettuce. You know the drill.
And as much as we’d love to, we can’t give credit to some fast-food-loving genius for coming up with this recipe. We have Taco Bell to thank for coming up with such an ingenious combination of two of our favorite Mexican dishes. You can order the Taco Bell Quesarito from their regular menu, but it is not nearly as hearty as Chipotle’s. T-Bell’s version only contains the basics – seasoned meat, chipotle sauce, reduced fat sour cream, cheese, nacho cheese sauce, and seasoned rice. Then of course, you have the outer-shell quesadilla to hold all the goodness together.
And while we love a good Taco Bell binge, that’s not what we’re here to discuss. The spotlight is on the Chipotle Quesarito.
How To Order A Quesarito
We know you’re all wondering how to order a Chipotle Quesarito without making a fool of yourself. And while you can straight-up ask the worker for a Quesarito by name, you’ll likely get some odd looks and many even an eye roll. Instead, just ask for a burrito wrapped in a cheese quesadilla instead of a tortilla. We will warn you – Chipotle employees have admitted that’s it quite the pain to prepare one of these, especially if there’s a long line of people (if it’s not mid-afternoon, there usually always is). You have to account making for the quesadilla and then stuffing the burrito, so if you don’t want to be on Chipotle’s blacklist, try ordering the secret menu item somewhere between 2 and 4 p.m.
But since many of us are avoiding going to restaurants, you’re probably wondering how you can order this secret menu item online and/or for delivery. Fortunately, ordering the Quesarito through the Chipotle app or one of its delivery partners is super simple. Just start with creating a burrito and when you finish stuffing it with all your favorite ingredients, pop over to the “Special Instructions” section of the app. Add that you would like to swap the shell of the burrito with a cheese quesadilla. In most cases, Chipotle will accept your mobile order and just up-charge you via the app.
Before you whip out your wallet, keep in mind that the Quesarito costs around $3.50 more than a regular burrito. When the secret menu item’s popularity skyrocketed, Chipotle had to come up with a price that not only accounts for the combination of ingredients, but how much time and effort goes into preparing one. You’re getting two menu items in one, so you can’t really complain.