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Carne Asada Makes a Sizzling Return to Chipotle’s Menu

Chipotle Mexican Grill is once again tantalizing taste buds by bringing back its beloved Carne Asada for a limited time in the U.S. and Canada. Carne Asada has a storied history at Chipotle, with this being its third appearance on the menu.

The Carne Asada saga began in September 2019 when it was first introduced as a limited-time protein option, and it swiftly captured the hearts (and appetites) of Chipotle fans. In its inaugural run, over 10 million customers savored the Carne Asada, with nearly half of them being first-time Chipotle guests. Due to popular demand, Chipotle brought it back in 2020, and it has since become one of the most requested menu items on social media.

What’s particularly exciting this time around is the introduction of the Carne Asada Quesadilla, a delightful fusion of the legendary protein with melted Monterey Jack cheese, optional fajita veggies, and a choice of three sides. Whether you’re a Carne Asada newbie or a die-hard fan, Chipotle’s Head Chef Nevielle Panthaky recommends trying the Carne Asada Quesadilla with fajita veggies and sides like cilantro lime white rice, black beans, and sour cream for dipping.

The Carne Asada at Chipotle is no ordinary protein; it’s marinated and seasoned on the grill with a blend of signature spices, including cumin, coriander, and oregano. Finished with a zing of fresh squeezed lime and hand-chopped cilantro, it boasts a deeply rich and satisfying flavor that ignites the taste buds. It’s worth noting that Chipotle’s Carne Asada is officially approved for the Whole30® program and aligns with Keto and Paleo diets.

More than just a menu item, Carne Asada at Chipotle reflects the brand’s commitment to “Food with Integrity.” All of Chipotle’s beef is responsibly raised, with a vegetarian diet, no antibiotics, and no added hormones. In fact, only 5% of the U.S. beef supply meets Chipotle’s rigorous standards. While Carne Asada is a temporary offering, Chipotle remains dedicated to partnering with farmers and ranchers who share its Food with Integrity principles to bolster its supply chain.

Chris Brandt, Chief Brand Officer at Chipotle, expressed, “Over the past few years, our fans’ passion for Carne Asada has rivaled any other Chipotle menu item. Now, we’ve answered the call, brought back this iconic protein, and introduced an entirely new way to try Carne Asada with the Carne Asada Quesadilla.” So, get ready to savor the sizzle!

$0 Delivery Fee Offer
To celebrate the return of Carne Asada, Chipotle is offering a $0 delivery fee offer* on all Carne Asada orders placed through the Chipotle app and website from Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, October 1. 

*$0 Delivery Fee Offer Legal Terms
Higher menu prices and additional service fees apply for delivery. $10 USD min/$200 USD max in the U.S., $12 CAD min/$200 CAD max in Canada, each excluding tax and fees. Valid 9/14-10/1/2023 at, or Chipotle app only; purchase of Carne Asada entrée required. Additional terms & conditions: HTTPS://WWW.CHIPOTLE.COM/ZERODOLLARDELIVERY

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