What do you know about Chipotle Quesadillas?

Originally posted on August 2, 2022 @ 1:08 pm

Chipotle’s quesadillas used to be a secret menu item that only those in the know ordered. However, they’re now available at all Chipotle restaurants with one caveat — they have to be ordered online.

What Quesadillas Does Chipotle Have?

Chipotle offers eight different quesadillas; However, Chipotle quesadillas are only available online and can be ordered for delivery or pickup.

Every quesadilla at Chipotle comes with a choice of three sides. All three sides are included in the price, except for queso Blanco and guacamole, which may cost extra. Guacamole is complimentary with either fajita veggie or cheese quesadillas.

You can add any of the following sides to your quesadilla order at Chipotle:

  • Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa
  • Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa
  • Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Guacamole
  • Queso Blanco

1. Pollo Asado

Chipotle’s Pollo Asado quesadilla is made with responsibly sourced chicken seasoned with a spice blend that includes garlic and guajillo peppers and grilled on the plancha. The chicken is then tossed with a bright, cayenne-lime marinade. Pollo Asado chicken is cut into triangles and pressed between folded flour tortillas with Monterey Jack cheese.

The nutritional values of a pollo asado quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 860
  • Total Fat: 45g
  • Calories from Fat: 390
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 48g
  • Carbohydrates: 56g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1910mg

2. Chicken

Chicken is Chipotle’s most popular protein. Responsibly raised chicken is marinated in a smoky chipotle adobo marinade and then grilled.

It is then pressed between folded flour tortillas with melted Monterey Jack cheese to make chicken quesadillas.

The nutritional values of a chicken quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 830
  • Total Fat: 40g
  • Calories from Fat: 350
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 58g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1480mg

3. Steak

Chipotle’s steak quesadilla starts with responsibly raised beef cooked sous vide and then marinated overnight in a smoky chipotle adobo marinade.

The steak is then grilled to medium rare and pressed between folded flour tortillas with Monterey Jack cheese.

The nutritional values of a steak quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 800
  • Total Fat: 39g
  • Calories from Fat: 350
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 47g
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1500mg

4. Barbacoa

Just like steak, Chipotle’s barbacoa starts with responsibly raised beef that’s cooked sous vide and then marinated overnight.

The beef is then slowly braised with spices such as oregano, cloves, and bay leaves and then hand cut.

Hand-shredded beef is then pressed between folded flour tortillas with Monterey Jack cheese to make the chipotle barbacoa quesadilla.

The nutritional values of a barbacoa quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 820
  • Total Fat: 40g
  • Calories from Fat: 350
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 50g
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1700mg

5. Carnitas

Carnitas quesadillas are made with responsibly raised pulled pork seasoned with crushed juniper berries, thyme, ground bay leaves, salt, and pepper.

The pork is slow-braised and hand-shredded before being pressed between folded flour tortillas with melted Monterey Jack cheese.

The nutritional values of a carnitas quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 860
  • Total Fat: 45g
  • Calories from Fat: 410
  • Saturated Fat: 23g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 49g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1620mg

6. Sofritas

Sofritas is Chipotle’s vegetarian/vegan protein. It’s made from shredded non-GMO tofu with bell peppers, poblano peppers, tomato paste, roasted tomatoes, red wine vinegar, and oregano.

To make sofritas quesadillas, Monterey Jack cheese and sofritas are pressed between folded flour tortillas until the cheese melts.

The nutritional values of a sofritas quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 800
  • Total Fat: 43g
  • Calories from Fat: 370
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbohydrates: 62g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 1730mg

7. Fajita Veggies

Chipotle’s fajita greens are made with diced peppers and onions, tossed with a little oregano and salt, and then sautéed in sunflower oil.

For the Fajita Veggie Quesadilla, vegetables are pressed between a folded flour tortilla and Monterey Jack cheese.

The nutritional values of a fajita veggie quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 670
  • Total Fat: 33g
  • Calories from Fat: 290
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 1320mg

Chipotle’s fajita greens are made with diced peppers and onions, tossed with a little oregano and salt, and then sautéed in sunflower oil.

For the Fajita Veggie Quesadilla, vegetables are pressed between a folded flour tortilla and Monterey Jack cheese.

The nutritional values of a fajita veggie quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 670
  • Total Fat: 33g
  • Calories from Fat: 290
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 1320mg

8. Cheese

Chipotle’s cheese quesadilla is the easiest quesadilla they offer.

It’s made with melted Monterey Jack cheese sandwiched between folded flour tortillas and pressed using a custom oven.

The nutritional values of a cheese quesadilla are:

  • Calories: 650
  • Total Fat: 33g
  • Calories from Fat: 290
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 1170mg

How Many Calories Are in a Chipotle Quesadilla?

The calories in a Chipotle quesadilla range from 650 to 860. Adding sides or add-ons to a quesadilla will increase its calories.

The lowest-calorie quesadilla at Chipotle is the cheese quesadilla, and the highest-calorie quesadillas are the pollo asado and carnitas.

The pollo asado quesadilla is one of the most caloric quesadillas at Chipotle, with 860 calories for the quesadilla alone.

If you’re looking for a lower-calorie chicken option, the Chicken Quesadilla has 30 fewer calories than the Pollo Asado Quesadilla. Chipotle’s chicken quesadilla is 830 calories and is the lowest-calorie chicken option that Chipotle offers.

Chipotle’s steak quesadilla is their lowest-calorie meat quesadilla. That’s 800 calories just for the quesadilla. It’s tied with sofritas for the lowest-calorie protein quesadilla.

The barbacoa quesadilla has 820 calories. If you want a low-calorie beef quesadilla, a steak quesadilla has 20 fewer calories than a barbacoa quesadilla.

Chipotle’s carnitas quesadilla is tied with the pollo asado quesadilla as the highest calorie quesadilla they offer. That’s 860 calories.

Chipotle’s sofritas quesadilla is one of the lowest calorie quesadillas they offer but the highest calorie vegetarian quesadilla. That’s 800 calories.

The fajita veggie quesadilla is lower in calories than any protein quesadilla. That’s 670 calories. Finally, Chipotle’s cheese quesadilla is their lowest-calorie quesadilla at just 650 calories. Keep in mind that adding sides or add-ons will increase the calories.

Below are the available add-ons and their calories:

  • Fresh Tomato Salsa – 25 calories
  • Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa – 80 calories
  • Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa – 15 calories
  • Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa – 30 calories
  • Sour Cream – 110 calories
  • White Rice – 210 calories
  • Brown Rice – 210 calories
  • Black Beans – 130 calories
  • Pinto Beans – 130 calories
  • Guacamole – 230 calories
  • Queso Blanco – 240 calories

How Much Do Chipotle Quesadillas Cost?

Chipotle quesadillas range in price from $8.35 to $12.65. Chipotle’s quesadillas come with three sides, but guacamole and queso Blanco can cost extra.

The table below lists the approximate cost of quesadillas with and without guacamole at Chipotle.

Chipotle Quesadilla Price (Quesadilla Only) Price (Quesadilla with Guac)
Pollo Asado $9.00 – $11.70 $11.35 – $14.60
Chicken $8.35 – $11.05 $10.70 – $13.95
Steak $9.95 – $12.65 $12.30 – $15.55
Barbacoa $9.95 – $12.65 $12.30 – $15.55
Carnitas $9.00 – $11.70 $11.35 – $14.60
Sofritas $8.35 – $11.05 $10.70 – $13.95
Fajita Veggies $8.35 – $11.05 $8.35 – $11.05
Cheese $8.35 – $11.05 $8.35 – $11.05

Since most Chipotle restaurants are franchise-owned, prices may vary from location to location. Contact your local Chipotle to find the prices closest to you.

Chipotle’s pollo asado quesadilla costs around $9.00 to $11.70, depending on location. With guacamole, it costs $11.35 to $14.60.

The chicken quesadilla is one of Chipotle’s cheapest quesadillas, ranging from $8.35 to $11.05 for the quesadilla alone and $10.70 to $13.95 with guacamole.

Chipotle’s steak quesadilla is one of their most expensive quesadillas. Prices range from $9.95 to $11.05 for a steak quesadilla and $12.30 to $15.55 for a steak quesadilla with guacamole.

Chipotle’s barbacoa quesadilla is their second most expensive quesadilla with steak. Prices range from $9.95 to $11.05 for a barbacoa quesadilla, and $12.30 to $15.55 for a barbacoa quesadilla with guacamole.

Carnitas quesadillas range in price from $9.00 to $11.70 for just the quesadilla, depending on location. It costs $11.35 to $14.60 for a carnitas quesadilla with guacamole.

The Sofritas quesadilla is another of the cheapest quesadillas at Chipotle, ranging from $8.35 to $11.05 for the quesadilla alone and $10.70 to $13.95 with guacamole.

The fajitas veggie quesadilla is also one of the least expensive Chipotle quesadillas, especially since guacamole is included in the price.

A veggie quesadilla with or without guacamole costs $8.35 to $11.05. Finally, Chipotle’s cheese quesadilla is also among the least expensive varieties. Just like the fajita veggie quesadilla, the guacamole comes free with the cheese quesadilla.

A cheese quesadilla with or without guacamole costs about $8.35 to $11.05. Adding guacamole to your quesadilla will cost you an extra $2.35 to $2.90 (unless you order the fajita veggie or cheese quesadilla). Adding queso Blanco to your quesadilla will cost an extra $2.35 to $2.90, regardless of which quesadilla your order.

How Big Are Chipotle Quesadillas?

Chipotle’s quesadillas are made with a single flour tortilla and are filled with some cheese and a portion of protein. They’re not as big as a burrito or bowl, but they come with three sides of your choice.

To increase the size of your meal and make it more filling, add filling sides like rice and beans to your quesadilla instead of dipping sauce.

It’s worth noting that while Chipotle’s quesadillas are quite a bit smaller than their burritos and bowls, they’re a bit more expensive.

Can I Order a Quesadilla at Chipotle in Person?

Chipotle’s quesadillas are only available to order online and cannot be ordered in person. Quesadillas can be ordered for delivery or pickup through Chipotle’s app or website, or for delivery through a third-party delivery app.

Because Chipotle quesadillas take longer to prepare than other menu items, they are only available to order online. They take some extra time to press and melt the cheese, which can hold up the line at a busy Chipotle.

Some restaurants can personally make them for you if you ask, but there’s no guarantee. Your best bet is to order online in advance for pickup if you want to enjoy one at the restaurant.

Chipotle’s quesadillas can be ordered online for pickup or delivery through Chipotle’s website or app. They can also be ordered for delivery through third-party delivery apps such as GrubHub, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates.

What Kind of Cheese Does Chipotle Use for Quesadillas?

Chipotle uses the same Monterey Jack cheese for their quesadillas that they use in their burritos and their bowls. The cheese is pressed into the flour tortilla using a custom oven that allows the chipotle cheese to melt perfectly into the quesadilla quickly.

Chipotle’s Monterey Jack cheese is made from milk, cheese cultures, and vegetable rennet. The use of vegetable rennet (rather than animal rennet) makes Chipotle cheese suitable for vegetarians (but not vegans).

What Is the Best Quesadilla at Chipotle?

The best quesadilla at Chipotle is a steak quesadilla topped with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. Chipotle’s steak is their lowest-calorie meat option, and the charred flavor is perfect in a quesadilla.

The steak quesadilla is one of the most expensive quesadillas you can buy at Chipotle, but it’s well worth it. If you’re feeling particularly hungry, swap out a side or two for rice or beans.

They’ll keep you full longer than salsa or sour cream. If you’re wondering how Chipotle’s quesadillas stack up against each other, read our article that ranks them from worst to best.

Conclusion

Chipotle has eight different quesadilla options available through online ordering only. Each quesadilla starts with melted Monterey Jack cheese, and your choice of protein is pressed into a folded flour tortilla.

While they’re not the most filling item on Chipotle’s menu, they come with three sides, and choosing plenty of sides can make a quesadilla meal even more filling.

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